If there was an Academy Award for sleaze this surely would have won for picture the year it was released. Well scripted tale about a prostitute (Season Hubley, fabulous here) being hunted by a sadistic pimp (Wolf Hauser in his screen debut) after setting him up with the vice squad. Violent and sleazy but surprisingly watchable shot by cinematographer John Alcott (Barry Lyndon, The Shining)!
The director slightly laments--in the dvd commentary--that Wings Hauser could have been in more A list movies had he taken some more scary roles like this one, and not envisioned himself as "the main guy" of the movie. Mr. Sherman recalls getting calls from Walter Hill and John Milius about him. This was his first big role.
Sleazy 80s crime thriller from director Gary Sherman is made modestly entertaining by its sheer cornball energy. The performances are laughable, but a few moments of offbeat originality and an overripe atmosphere of corruption makes it decent entertainment for B-movie fans.