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FULL SYNOPSIS

Russell's avowed purpose with Whore was to avoid the glamorous depiction of prostitution common to such slick Hollywood products as Pretty Woman. As played by Theresa Russell (no relation to Ken), the eponymous character lives a hellish existence. Relating her story directly to the camera, Russell introduces us to her no-good former husband (Jason Saucier), her brutish pimp (Benjamin Mouton), and the kinkiest of her "johns." Her one true friend, a bag man named Rasta (Antonio Fargas), also saves her life -- but not her soul. The film exists in three versions: an 82-minute R cut, an 82-minute NC-17 cut, and the 92-minute European version, which sometimes carries a rating, sometimes merely a disclaimer. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:October 4, 1991

Cast

Theresa Russell
as Liz
Benjamin Mouton
as Blake
Antonio Fargas
as Rasta
Sanjay
as Indian
Elizabeth Morehead
as Katie
Michael Crabtree
as Man in Car
John Diehl
as Derelict
Robert O'Reilly
as Young Man in Camero
Jason Kristofer
as Shy Kid
Jack Nance
as Man Who Helps Liz
Frank Smith
as Charlie
Jason Saucier
as Bill
Bob Prupas
as Maitre d'
John Carlyle
as Shoe Fetish Man
Daniel Quinn
as Brutal Man
Lee Arenberg
as Violent Man
Danny Trejo
as Tattoo Artist
Ken Russell
as Waiter
Scott Harte
as Chris
Doug MacHugh
as Man in Diner
Barbara Eaton
as 2nd Stripper
Charles Macauley
as Older Man in Car
Barbara Mallory
as Rachel
Joy Baggish
as Flo
Blanche Sindelar
as Theater Cashier
Daniel Beer
as Bill's Drinking Partner
Tom Villard
as Hippie
Sean Fitzpatrick
as Cop on Bike
Amanda Goodwin
as Liz's Girlfriend
Ginger Lynn Allen
as Wounded Girl
B.J. Ward
as Theatre Manager
Bobby Bruce
as Strolling Violinist
Gail McMullen
as Nurse in Convalescent Home
Linda Francis
Stephanie Blake
as 1st Stripper
Alisa Christensen
as Lady in Toilet

Crew

Ken Russell
Director
Michael D. Pariser
Producer
Ronaldo Vasconcellos
Producer
Dan Ireland
Producer
David Hines
Play Author
Ken Russell
Screenwriter
Deborah Dalton
Screenwriter
Amir Mokri
Cinematographer
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
Editor
Michael D. Pariser
Production Designer
Richard B. Lewis
Production Designer
Amy Wells
Art Director
Naomi Shohan
Art Director
Mark Amin
Executive Producer
Amy Wells
Set Designer
Leonard Pollack
Costume Designer
Jeff Smolek
Stunts
Linda Francis
Casting
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