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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 »

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Cast

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Liz
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Blake
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Katie
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Brutal Man
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Indian (as Sanjay)
Jason Saucier ...
Bill
Michael Crabtree ...
Jered Barclay ...
Dead Trick in Car
Doug MacHugh ...
Man in Diner
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Martha, Liz's Girlfriend
Frank Smith ...
Charlie
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Shy Kid in Van
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Younger Man in Car
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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$165,534, 6 October 1991, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,008,404
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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: I must be some use to somebody. I mean, there must be a reason for me, right?
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Features Mob Boss (1990) See more »

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ON THE BORDER
Performed by Bill Kelly and The House of Cards
Written by Bill Kelly and John Beebe
Courtesy of Spinart Productions
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Good Film!
28 September 2000 | by See all my reviews

This is based on a British stage play and has been adapted to an American setting. The critics hated this flick but I thought it was great. It's not for everyone but I found it to be a good character study with humor, sex, and all the other elements of fun sleaze that make a Ken Russell film so much raunchy fun. I like the character of Rasta and I haven't liked Ms. Russell in another movie before or since. Porn star Ginger Lynn Allen does a cameo as does cult actor Jack Nance. Go see 'Whore'. Even if you can't say it.


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