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Jailbait (1993)

17 year old Kyle comes to the big city in search of her half-sister Merci. Merci is on the run after being used to set up a murder. The police and the killers both want her. Kyle ends up on... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sergeant Lee Teffler
Kyle Bradley
Merci Cooper
Roman Delphino
Angel Aviles ...
Pizza Girl
Roman's Girlfriend (as Leslie Harter)
Tommy Sweeney
Bobby Ellerbee ...
Sparks Morris
William Marquez ...
Captain Woods
Paul (as Jophery Brown)


17 year old Kyle comes to the big city in search of her half-sister Merci. Merci is on the run after being used to set up a murder. The police and the killers both want her. Kyle ends up on the streets until renegade cop Sgt. Teffler takes her in. Now he must protect her while trying to stop a white slavery ring from abducting more young girls. Written by Max Behara <beharam@mcmail.cis.mcmaster.ca>

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A cop on the edge. A girl on the run.


Action | Crime | Drama

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Rated R for strong sexuality and violence, and for language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

9 February 1994 (USA)  »

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Streetwise  »

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Underground L.A.
Written by Christopher Tyng /BMI
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By the numbers, but still somewhat enjoyable.
26 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

Ever since I've saw the independent thriller film "Family" released way back in 2006, I've started to take an interest in Renee Humphrey's films. She's a talented actress, but in her earliest appearances in film, you can see how she's really grown throughout the years; here, she plays a young girl searching for her sister in a seedy part of Los Angeles. Let me tell you, out of all the films I've seen throughout the years, none have captured the grime, destitute, sleazy streets of Los Angeles so perfectly and you really get a sense of danger and uneasiness as the film goes along.

And speaking of the film, it's an enjoyable thriller, though nothing too special despite raving on the performances from the main cast. C Thomas Howell does an admirable job as a no-nonsense cop who gets tangled with the young girl and the journey is filled with twists and turns with all kinds of shady characters in seedy locales. Some questionable gaps in logic aside, it's their relationship with each other that really gets you hooked in, even if at times it becomes a bit formulaic. The final showdown between the cop and the high profile pimp is gripping, if not underwhelming, but for this nice little thriller, you can't go wrong. Worth a watch on a rainy day or to just past the time.

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