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On the Block (1990)

A stripper and a vice squad lieutenant become romantically involved in this contemporary drama set in the adult entertainment zone in 1980s Baltimore, Maryland.

Director:

Steve Yeager

Writer:

Linda Chambers
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marilyn Jones Marilyn Jones ... Libby
Jerry Whiddon Jerry Whiddon ... Rucci
Michael Gabel ... Hugo
Erika Bogren Erika Bogren ... Mimi
Howard E. Rollins Jr. ... Clay Beasley (as Howard Rollins)
David Klein David Klein ... Herstein
Larry Woody Larry Woody ... Woody
Irv Ziff Irv Ziff ... Sammy
Susan Allenback Susan Allenback ... Janet
Ted Sutton ... Mark
Dick Harrington Dick Harrington ... Father Lynch
Derek Neal Derek Neal ... Derek
A. Clark Boughton A. Clark Boughton ... Congressman
Bob DeFrank Bob DeFrank ... Hose / club owner
Michael Willis ... Jocko
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A stripper and a vice squad lieutenant become romantically involved in this contemporary drama set in the adult entertainment zone in 1980s Baltimore, Maryland.

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The only game in this town is survival.

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for nudity, language, drug use and violence.

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Schizophrenic
19 February 2003 | by hausrathmanSee all my reviews

This film tells the story of an ex-junkie who wants to be a real dancer and her experiences as stripper on Baltimore's notorious red-light district known as the block. This film by Baltimorean Steve Yaeger, who later managed to build a successful career making documentaries about fellow Baltimorean John Waters, is technically proficient, but comes up short in the script and editing departments. It is also a little schizophrenic when it comes to themes. On one hand, the block is a dehumanizing place littered with low-lifes, hookers and drug addicts, but on the other hand, it is a place that deserves to be preserved. This is also one of the few films about a stripper featuring a actress who never shows any skin. Howard E. Rollins Jr. appears for a few minutes, and, if I'm not mistaken, we see more of his skin that we do of lead actress.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dança da Sedução See more »

Filming Locations:

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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