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This attempt at parodying a world of hookers, child pornographers, and drug cartels never quite gets off the ground. Though these topics are not inherently amusing, director Penelope Spheeris takes the plot of Penelope Spheeris as a springboard and develops a few parallel stories that are meant to be funny. Pauline Stanton (Trish Van DeVere) is desperately hoping to rescue her daughter Lori (Robin Wright) who is working for the evil Walsh (Frank Gorshin) as a call-girl. As some policemen work on trying to get the goods on Walsh and send him up for white slave trading, another policewoman is involved in trying to bring down a child pornographer in her neighborhood. Yet another cop, detective Romero (H.B. Haggerty) is after a New York mob boss. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

  • Release date:February 28, 1986


Ronny Cox
as Capt. Jensen
Frank Gorshin
as Jim Walsh
Leon Isaac Kennedy
as Hawkins
Trish VanDevere
as Pauline Stanton
Carrie Fisher
as Betty Melton
Ben Frank
as Daley
Evan Kim
as Chang
Robin Wright
as Lori Stanton
H.B. Haggerty
as Tank Romero
Joey Travolta
as Stevens
Cec Verrell
as Judy
Julius Harris
as Jesse
Robert Miano
as Lucchesi
Marvin Kaplan
as Man with doll
Tom Everett
as Miller
Dorie Krum
as 3rd Hooker
Larry Mintz
as Daniello
Beau Starr
as Farber
Claudia Templeton
as 1st Hooker
David Patch
as Pornographer
Richard L. Duran
as Nasty Man
Dorothy Meyer
as Heavyset Woman
Alice Spivak
as Betty's Mother
Fred Pierce
as Hairdresser
Vaughn Jelks
as Tommy Hawkins
Phil Rubenstein
as Detective
Alonzo Brown, Jr.
as Overnight Man
Michele Rogers
as Candy
Rick Garia
as 1st Hood
Loyda Ramos
as Veronica
Molly Matthiesen
as 2nd Hooker
Eloy Casados
as Chavez
Howie Weiner
as Night Clerk


Penelope Spheeris
Mel Pearl
Arnold H. Orgolini
Sandy Howard
James J. Docherty
Joao Fernandes
Michael Convertino
Composer (Music Score)
Keith Levine
Composer (Music Score)
Chris Spedding
Chris Spedding
Composer (Music Score)
Michael Corenblith
Production Designer
Donna Stamps
Set Designer
Jill M. Ohanneson
Costume Designer