R | | Action, Crime, Drama
A Los Angeles businesswoman, known only by her street name of Princess, turns to prostitution to support herself and her young daughter when she's forced by Detective Tom Walsh and his vice... See full summary »
Reportedly, this movie was based on real Vice Squad cases that had occurred in Hollywood.
Blink your eyes, motherfucker, and you die in the dark!
The scene where the two plain-clothes police officers are taking Ramrod to the precinct for the booking of Ginger's murder. Ramrod (Wings Hauser) manages to overpower them and causes police officer Pete Mendez (Pepe Serna) driving to crash. We see the car crash from a side vantage point, then we see it crash from a head-on position. It is the same crash filmed from two different angles using two cameras. In a little economizing, the filmmakers get two separate shots of the same crash so as not to have to set up twice for a matching crash shot.
The UK cinema version was heavily cut by over 6 minutes by the BBFC to edit scenes of violence and torture including Ramrod's torture of Ginger with the pimp stick (twisted wire coat-hangers) and shots of Princess being assaulted and beaten. The 1987 Embassy video release was the pre-edited U.S TV version which ran around 4 minutes shorter, removed most of the violent scenes, and was dubbed to delete nearly all the profanity.
$237,811 (USA) (24 January 1982)
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