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Streetwalkin' (1985)

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A high school dropout working as a street prostitute spends one night turning tricks and avoiding her emotionally unstable pimp who's starting to turn very violent.


Joan Freeman





Cast overview, first billed only:
Melissa Leo ... Cookie
Dale Midkiff ... Duke
Leon ... Jason (as Leon Robinson)
Antonio Fargas ... Finesse
Julie Newmar ... Queen Bee
Randall Batinkoff ... Tim
Annie Golden ... Phoebe
Deborah Offner ... Heather
Khandi Alexander ... Star
Julie Cohen Julie Cohen ... Tricia
Greg Germann ... Creepy
Kirk Taylor ... Spade
Jaison Walker Jaison Walker ... Willy
Michael Torres Michael Torres ... Numbers Seller
William Shuman William Shuman ... John in Convertible (as Bill Shuman)


Cookie and her brother run away from their loveless mother in the province and arrive in New York. At the train station Cookie meets the fancy man Duke. With his charm he makes her fall in love with him and soon has her working as prostitute. However his brutality against her colleagues disgusts her. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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She dropped out of high school this morning ... Tonight she's a Times Square hooker.


Action | Drama | Thriller


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Did You Know?


Loosely remade as Uncaged (1991) (a.k.a. "Angel in Red") by the same writing team of Robert Alden and Joan Freeman. See more »


During the domination scene with Cookie, Star and the Masochistic Businessman in the hotel, the boom mic/pole is reflected in the mirror several times. See more »

Alternate Versions

Unrated version was available on video. See more »


Remade as Uncaged (1991) See more »


Set It Off
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Performed by Strafe
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User Reviews

Fun and Action packed - 80's Style Drama
17 October 2001 | by Are-JaySee all my reviews

This movie is a good depiction of life on the streets as prostitution is often glorified in other movies (eg Pretty Woman). This movie shows the grim reality and gruesomeness of a street walking prostitute. It shows the rough relationship between Pimp and Hooker. There are many scences in this movie that are funny too! One scene is where the pimp Duke comes back to the apartment looking for Cookie who got him abducted. Here in the apartment he rips the whole place apart and acts like a madman - quite funny! Then another scene shows Cookie and another prostitute forcing a client to act like a cow as they humiliate him. All in All, not a movie of the modern day, but still worth a watch. The action packed chase at the end is really adrenalizing as you feel as if you are in the movie too! Not to forget lots of violence in this film.

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17 October 1985 (West Germany) See more »

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1.85 : 1
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