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Hollywood Vice Squad (1986)

A mother goes to Hollywood to find her runaway daughter. The Vice Squad discovers that a dangerous gangster has turned the girl into one of his junkie teen prostitutes. The Squad also investigates illegal betting and a BDSM pornographer.

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Three different teams of Hollywood Vice Squad officers work on three separate cases involving illegal betting run by the Mob, a sleazy BDSM porn director and a ruthless old gangster who runs a teenage prostitution ring. Officers Chang and Stevens work the streets busting hookers. Chang's favorite m.o. is turning into an exaggerated caricature of a stereotypical Asian tourist to gain the girls' trust and then bust them. Things take a serious turn when one of the girls turns out to be a dangerous man in drag who puts a knife to Chang's throat and forces him to take a ride with him, forcing Stevens to engage in hot pursuit. Officer Betty Melton is a rookie who wants to prove herself but her superiors, officers Chavez and Miller, won't let her. When she accidentally witnesses a sleazy backyard BDSM porn shoot involving what seems to be an underage actor, Betty turns to Captain Jensen in hopes of finally getting a case to investigate by herself, but Jensen orders Chavez and Miller to grow ...

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3 July 1986 (West Germany)  »

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Esquadrão Anti-Vício  »

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A movie theater showing the film Clue is briefly visible in the background. Carrie Fisher was supposed to be one of the stars of Clue, but she had to enter a drug rehab facility only a few days before filming was supposed to start, so she was replaced at the last minute by Lesley Ann Warren. Fisher, worried that her drug problems could make it difficult for her to work again, accepted the role in Hollywood Vice Squad right after being released from rehab, and then satirized it in her novel and movie Postcards From the Edge. See more »

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Betty Melton: Why did you move in on my bust like that?
Chavez: You were as nervous as a whore in church.
Betty Melton: You asshole. That was my bust. I could have handled it.
Chavez: That's Mr. Asshole to you.
Betty Melton: Listen, Rambo. I can do anything that you can do.
Chavez: Oh, yeah. I bet you can't grow a beard.
Man with doll: Bet you can't pee standing up.
Betty Melton: Bet you and Mike could teach me.
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Referenced in The Big Box: To the Devil a Daughter (2009) See more »

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Performed and Composed by Chris Spedding
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4 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

Taken straight from "actual files of the Hollywood Vice Squad",Penelope Spheeris' fourth film tries to be both a comedy and serious drama at the same time,and fails miserably at both.The comedy doesn't work,and all the actors look like they're acting underwater,so the viewer ends up not caring what happens to any of the characters.This movie is like watching a train wreck in progress,without the adrenaline flow.


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