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Streets (1990)

The story of runaways living in Venice, California, under the threat of a psychotic cop who is a serial killer of prostitutes.

Director:

Katt Shea

Writers:

Andy Ruben, Katt Shea (as Katt Shea Ruben)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christina Applegate ... Dawn
David Mendenhall ... Sy
Eb Lottimer ... Lumley
Jane Chung Jane Chung ... Old Bag Woman
Starr Andreeff ... Policewoman on Horse
Alexander Folk ... Bagley
J Bartell J Bartell ... Officer #1 (as J. Bartell)
Paul Ben-Victor ... Officer #2
Tom Ruben Tom Ruben ... Officer #3
David Lawrence David Lawrence ... Plumber
Patrick Richwood ... Bob
Aron Eisenberg ... Roach
Sheryl Bence Sheryl Bence ... Punk Girl
Kady Tran Kady Tran ... Dawn's Blonde Roommate
Julie Jay Julie Jay ... Dawn's Tattooed Roommate
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Storyline

Tough drama looks at the plight of a young L.A. prostitute, who shoots heroin to get through the day, sells sex just to survive, and eats roadkill sometimes when there isn't anything else available. Into this futile existence is thrown a psycho killer, who gets off on raping and slaughtering the girls he catches on the streets. Sy is a straight kid from Sanata Barbara, who gets drawn into this scuzzy underworld and tries to rescue the young prostitute from the killer and her existence. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Christina Applegate Is a 16 Year Old Hooker Who Just Picked Up The Wrong Customer.

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Action | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Calles peligrosas See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$86,708, 21 January 1990

Gross USA:

$1,510,053

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,510,053
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Quotes

Dawn: I don't do that much heroin - only enough to get straight.
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Crazy Credits

Six characters from one scene are named "troglodyte". See more »

Connections

Remade as Rumble in the Streets (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Dawn's Theme
Performed by Elizabeth Daily (as E.G. Daily)
Music by Aaron Davis
Lyrics by Andy Ruben
Mixed by Jeff Mar
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*** out of 4.
12 September 2001 | by brandonsites1981See all my reviews

A police officer is loose on the streets killing runaway teenagers who were forced into prostitution in Venice, California. His main target is a would be victim (Applegate) who escaped.

Compelling look at homeless teenagers manages to blend in a thrilling suspense story also. Applegate is very good in the lead role, the situations are done realisticly and the direction is terrific. Very well made thriller is highly underrated.

Rated R; Extreme Violence, Lanuage, Brief Nudity, and a Sexual Situation involving teenagers.


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