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Vice Squad (1982)

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A Los Angeles businesswoman, known only by her street name of Princess, turns to prostitution to support herself and her young daughter when she's forced by Detective Tom Walsh and his vice... See full summary »

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Gary Sherman (as Gary A. Sherman)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Season Hubley ... Princess
Gary Swanson ... Tom Walsh
Wings Hauser ... Ramrod
Pepe Serna ... Pete Mendez
Beverly Todd ... Louise Williams
Joseph Di Giroloma Joseph Di Giroloma ... Kowalski (as Joseph DiGiroloma)
Maurice Emanuel Maurice Emanuel ... Edwards
Wayne Hackett Wayne Hackett ... Christian Sorenson
Nina Blackwood Nina Blackwood ... Ginger
Sudana Bobatoon Sudana Bobatoon ... Dixie
Lydia Lei ... Coco
Kelly Piper ... Blue Chip
Kristoffer Anders Kristoffer Anders ... Sergeant Brooks
Joseph Baroncini Joseph Baroncini ... Ted
Fred Berry ... Sugar Pimp
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Storyline

A Los Angeles businesswoman, known only by her street name of Princess, turns to prostitution to support herself and her young daughter when she's forced by Detective Tom Walsh and his vice squad to help them arrest a brutal pimp named Ramrod for the murder of a prostitute named Ginger. But when Ramrod learns that he was set up, he escapes from police custody and begins a long night of tracking down Princess while Walsh and his vice squad are always one step behind him. Written by Matthew Patay

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She's a whore . . . he's a psychotic pimp bent on REVENGE See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nachtratten See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$237,811, 24 January 1982, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$13,253,583
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Production Co:

Dynamic,Hemdale See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Actor Wings Hauser, who plays the villain Ramrod, sings the vocal track on the song "Neon Slime" featured over the opening and closing titles. See more »

Goofs

The scene where the two plain-clothes cops are taking Ramrod to the precinct for booking of Ginger's murder. Ramrod manages to overpower them and causes Mendez(Pepe Serna) the cop driving to crash. We see the car crash from a side vantage point, then we see it crash from a head-on position. It is the same crash filmed from two different angles using two cameras. In a bit of economizing the filmmakers get two separate shots of the same crash so as not to have to set up twice for a matching crash shot. See more »

Quotes

Tom Walsh: Come on, scumbag! Make your move, and make my day!
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Connections

Featured in Terror in the Aisles (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Red Light Lover
Written and Produced by Paul Sabu
Performed by Paul Sabu
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Supremely Sleazy Classic B-Movie
16 November 2000 | by G-Man-25See all my reviews

Let me start out by saying you just GOTTA love any movie sporting a theme song called "Neon Slime." One of the best B-Movies of the 80s. This is a great guilty pleasure type of movie, well acted, solidly directed, and very handsomely photographed for such trash, with occasional unintentionally funny dialogue. There are plenty of cliches in the "life is Hell on the streets of L.A." storyline, but director Gary Sherman keeps the pace fast, tough and violent and gets colorful performances from even the minor supporting characters. Wings Hauser makes the chief baddie, a sadistic, psychotic pimp by the name of Ramrod a real piece of work. He's right up there with other classic movie villains such as Scorpio in "Dirty Harry" and Bruce Dern's Longhair in "The Cowboys." He's truly a scumbag you'll LOVE to HATE!

Note of trivia: Incidentally, Gary Swanson (as the lead cop hot on Ramrod's trail) beat Clint Eastwood to the punch by nearly two years when he uttered the line "Go ahead...make my day" to the pimp on an initial capture in one scene.


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