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The Hooker with a Heart of Gold (2010)

An out of work surgeon creates a powerful prosthetic heart (made of solid gold) which he transplants into the body of a beautiful prostitute he accidentally runs over with his car. The two ... See full summary »

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Brad Jones

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Sarah Gobble Sarah Gobble ... The Hooker (as Sarah Lewis)
Brian Lewis Brian Lewis ... Dr. Rogen
Brad Jones Brad Jones ... Zalman / Steele
Ryan Mitchelle Ryan Mitchelle ... Don
Jillian Zurawski Jillian Zurawski ... Janet
Jake Norvell Jake Norvell ... Mike
Jerrid Foiles Jerrid Foiles ... Matty
Alex Shryock Alex Shryock ... Dave
Russ Harrington Russ Harrington ... Mr. Kaufman
Carrie Jo Stucki Carrie Jo Stucki ... Violet
Chris Heady Chris Heady ... Freddy
Ed Glaser Ed Glaser ... Duncan
Josh Sanders Josh Sanders ... Farris
Samantha Allen Samantha Allen ... O'Riley
Zach Tindell Zach Tindell ... Bar Man
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An out of work surgeon creates a powerful prosthetic heart (made of solid gold) which he transplants into the body of a beautiful prostitute he accidentally runs over with his car. The two then find themselves on the run from her former pimp, and a team of gangsters the doctor owes money to. Written by anonymous

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Brad Jones said on the commentary for The Cinema Snob Movie (2012) that the idea for this film was created by him and some friends while drunk. See more »

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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Sex Trek (2016) See more »

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Street Life
Written by Will Jennings and Joe Sample
Performed by Randy Crawford
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A Powerful Exploitation Film By Brad Jones.
29 September 2011 | by moviefreak2010See all my reviews

4 out of 4 points

NOTE: Available only at thecinemasnob.com for free viewing.

What begins like a sleazy exploitation film, THE HOOKER WITH A HEART OF GOLD becomes something much more and beyond. This film reminds me of MIDNIGHT HEAT, another triumph made by amateur exploitation filmmaker Brad Jones who also directed CHEAP and GAME BOYS.

What makes HOOKER great is that it's a mini series so it allows time to develop all of its characters. They all lovable no matter how bad or sleazy that they are, each of them are redeemable and honesty I didn't want to see any of them die, even the villain despite of his insanity.

The title is the best of all because it both literal and poetic. Its poetic because Sarah Lewis, our main character, is a lovable person and someone you want to be with despite she's a hooker and does coke. Its also literal because she really has a golden heart.

PLOT: Film begins with Dr. Rogen (Brain Lewis) attempting an operation on a corpse using a prototype mechanical heart that is painted gold. That is until he is stop by Don (Ryan Michette, the producer of HOOKER) and Mike (Jake Norvell). Rogen owes money to their employer Steele.

Then we are introduce to The Hooker (Sarah Lewis, and yes that is her name in the credits) snorting some cocaine with her customer. The Hooker is tired of the life and wants out which her pimp Zalman (Jones) does not take lightly.

The hooker escapes from his clutches until she is accidentally ran over by Rogen. He brings her to his basement and uses the prototype heart on her, replacing her old heart. The second she awakens, they hit it off and becomes friends and have a romance which is the most interesting part.

There is more to the plot which I will not reveal to you. Like MIDNIGHT HEAT, you should see it without being told about.

Overall, its Brad Jones' masterpiece. Out all the films he has done, its the best acted and most well crafted. According to interviews, Jones would like to do a DVD of HOOKER. I hope he does because I will be first in line to get it.


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4 February 2011 (USA) See more »

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Springfield, Illinois, USA

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$10,000 (estimated)
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