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Street Crimes (1992)

Two cops, one with a gun and one with his fists, risk everything to make the neighborhood crime and drug free by taking down the most powerful street lord.


Stephen Smoke


Stephen Smoke




Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Farina ... Brian
Michael Worth ... Tony
Patricia Zehentmayr ... Susan
James T. Morris ... Gerardo
Max Gail ... Flannigan
Ron Yuan ... Jimmy (as Ron Winston Yuan)
Shaun Shimoda Shaun Shimoda ... Johnny
Joe Banks ... Happy
Mayah McCoy Mayah McCoy ... LaToya
Doug Franklin ... Car Salesman #1
Angus Duncan ... Car Salesman #2
Mark Kaufman Mark Kaufman ... Car Salesman Killer
Michelle Mania Michelle Mania ... Cop Bar Groupie (as Michelle Smith)
Walter Cox ... Ernie
Fran Joseph ... Jeannie
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Two cops, one with a gun and one with his fists, risk everything to make the neighborhood crime and drug free by taking down the most powerful street lord.

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Did You Know?


The movie had a shooting schedule of 11 days - a fact which director Stephen Smoke attempted to hide from Dennis Farina, fearing that someone used to upscale productions like him would not want to work on such a small-scale picture. Ironically, Farina later admitted to Michael Worth how impressed he was at the ability of filmmakers like Smoke to film an entire movie in less than two weeks. See more »


Mike Worth's girlfriend (the blind lady) is showering and afterwards walks through the house naked. This is filmed from the back. A kidnapper is watching her silently. Just as she is to put on her robe, she turns a little and she can be seen wearing breast covers. See more »


Tony: She is quite a woman. How come you didn't introduce her to me before?
Brian: Because she is quite a woman!
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Performed by Jeny Smyth
Words and music by Jenifer Smyth and Peter Meisner
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3 September 2019 | by lukem-52760See all my reviews

Dennis Farina is the reason i searched for this little early 90s straight to video gem, Farina is such a good actor & screen presence, he's been in so many good films I've watched growing up & is similar in looks to another one of my favourite actors "Tom Atkins" both great.

I've always loved Dennis Farina in Another Stakeout,Manhunter,Out of Sight,Deception,Striking Distance & many other great films & roles of his. I was so gutted when i heard his passing R.I.P Dennis Farina you are a legend in my opinion & one of my favourite actors, his mustached serious face is iconic in my movie world!!! He was also great as the host & story teller of Unsolved Mysteries, what a great voice he had.

Anyway, Street Crimes is a really good & well made urban Drama/Thriller, we have character we really care about & a really engrossing story. There's a nice 90s Noir look & feel to this slick B-movie, this fits into the "Kickboxing Noir" films of the very early 90s that came out & went straight to video but were stylistic with their cinematography that gave the noir look & always mixed with cool kickboxing action scenes, PM entertainment created this genre!!!

Street fighter "Michael Worth" is very good as a young troubled cop who likes to use his fighting skills instead of his gun & is partners with the older & wiser,street smart "Dennis Farina" who gives one of his best performances, he really shines as the natural talking,always hungry & tough Brian, it's a really nice role for Farina who was a real Chicago cop back in the days before acting, here he seems so natural & perfect in his part & he gets to show his sweet & caring side when we find out he has a blind daughter who he lives with & loves more than anything. Farina also has the best moment in the whole movie when he throws a vile child rapist through a window!!! Brian is a good man & a good cop.

Michael worth shows he's a great fighter like a young van damme with his cool fighting style & he's actually a good serious brooding actor & his character "Tony" is a good cop who wants to clean up the violent gang-infested streets of Los Angeles by creating a place to fight out their differences instead of shooting each other. Tony is a loyal,brave & courageous hero who wants to help people & opens a youth club in a bad area to show he's not afraid of these streets or it's gangs, there's heart & soul in his character as there is in the brian character too, both have real chemistry & a sense of respect that grows between them.

I was very impressed with this little unknown 90s gem, the characters of Brian & Tony make a great duo similar to Lethal weapon in a way but more grounded in tone, these feel like real & interesting & flawed characters & that's because of the great performances & the gritty writing.

I want to watch this gem again to hang out with the great characters & that's it's magic & storytelling mixed with good fight scenes & dramatic performances, this is a great find of a pure 90s gem that is forgotten. Gotta add i loved the very 90s saxophone music at the beginning of the film with the night time view of the city of los Angeles, it's very 80s & 90s cop thriller feel & i love it as i grew up watching all those late night action cop films & Street Crimes is one of the best, an action Thriller with a big heart at it's core.

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Release Date:

2 September 1992 (USA) See more »

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Dead Even See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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