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230 Ratings

Street Trash

Directed by J. Michael Muro
United States, 1987
Horror, Comedy


When a liquor store owner finds a case of “Viper” in his cellar, he decides to sell it to the local hobos at one dollar a bottle.

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Street Trash Directed by J. Michael Muro

Critics reviews

Though he now directs prestige television programs, Muro will likely never top his first and only feature, Street Trash, a surreal shocker set largely in a New York garbage dump. It’s every bit as cocksure in style and tone as Sam Raimi’s original Evil Dead and Peter Jackson’s early pukefests, so why isn’t Muro helming Oscar winners? More importantly, why hasn’t he pumped out a sequel or two to his original masterpiece? Street Trash is as handsome and accomplished as low-budget gore fests get.
June 24, 2017
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In the tradition of any other exploitation filmmakers worth their salt, director James Muro and screenwriter Roy Frumkes clearly understand the cultural subtext they’re screwing with, and they go about skewering the war between the classes with a ruthlessness that’s often startling. But they’d probably be the first people to admit that their film is also a canny act of hitching a wagon to a number of social causes in a blunt effort to justify a film’s right to do whatever the hell it wants.
July 16, 2013
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