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Whore (1991)

NC-17 | | Drama | 18 October 1991 (USA)
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The prostitute Liz works on the streets of Los Angeles. She recalls her life in flashback, when she marries an alcoholic man. She leaves him with their son. Then she works as waitress in a ... See full summary »

Director:

Ken Russell

Writers:

David Hines (play), Ken Russell (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Theresa Russell ... Liz
Benjamin Mouton ... Blake
Antonio Fargas ... Rasta
Elizabeth Morehead ... Katie
Daniel Quinn ... Brutal Man
Sanjay Chandani ... Indian (as Sanjay)
Jason Saucier Jason Saucier ... Bill
Michael Crabtree Michael Crabtree ... Man in Car
Jered Barclay Jered Barclay ... Dead Trick in Car
Doug MacHugh ... Man in Diner
Amanda Goodwin ... Martha, Liz's Girlfriend
Frank Smith Frank Smith ... Charlie
Jason Kristofer ... Shy Kid in Van
Robert O'Reilly ... Younger Man in Car
Ginger Lynn ... Wounded Girl (as Ginger Lynn Allen)
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Storyline

The prostitute Liz works on the streets of Los Angeles. She recalls her life in flashback, when she marries an alcoholic man. She leaves him with their son. Then she works as waitress in a diner until the day a man introduces her to prostitution. Later she is raped by at least five men and the pimp Blake "protects" her. Liz tries to escape from Blake and befriends the prostitute Katie; however Blake chases her. On the streets, she befriends the homeless Rasta (Antonio Fargas) that helps her when she needs. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

NC-17 | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

If You Can't Say It... Just See It See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$165,534, 6 October 1991, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,008,404
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Cheap Date,Trimark Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (R Rated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director Ken Russell made the movie as a response to Pretty Woman (1990). See more »

Goofs

When Liz gives the finger to the anal-sex enthusiast in the opening scene, a person is walking through the tunnel toward her. When she turns around a moment later, the pedestrian disappears. See more »

Quotes

Liz: [Liz finds Sanjay using a bicycle pump on his tire] Oh, you got a flat. Need help pumping it up?
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Alternate Versions

Available in three different versions: a 85 minutes NC17-rated version, originally released in US theaters; a 85 minutes R-rated video version, which features some cuts and is sometimes repackaged on video under the title "If you can't say it, see it"; and the uncut 92minutes version released in Europe. See more »

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Featured in Without Walls: The Obituary Show - Ken Russell (1993) See more »

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LOVE OF LOVES
Performed by Frankie Laine
Written by Frankie Laine and Carl Fischer
Courtesy of Cares Music
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The Tough Life of a Whore
23 January 2015 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The prostitute Liz (Theresa Russell) works on the streets of Los Angeles. She recalls her life in flashback, when she marries an alcoholic man. She leaves him with their son. Then she works as waitress in a diner until the day a man introduces her to prostitution. Later she is raped by at least five men and the pimp Blake (Benjamin Mouton) "protects" her. Liz tries to escape from Blake and befriends the prostitute Katie (Elizabeth Morehead); however Blake chases her. On the streets, she befriends the homeless Rasta (Antonio Fargas) that helps her when she needs.

"Whore" is a docudrama by Ken Russell that shows the tough life of a whore. The hot Theresa Russell is a perfect choice for the role of Liz, talking to the camera to explain her life and feelings and analyzing the type of men that is client of a whore. I saw this movie for the first time in the 90's and in 2015 it has not aged. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "A Prostituta" ("The Prostitute")


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