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Vice Squad (1982)

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A single mother prostitute, who goes by the name Princess, finds herself forced to work undercover for the police in order to apprehend a homicidal, misogynistic pimp named Ramrod, who will do anything not to get arrested.

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Gary Sherman (as Gary A. Sherman)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Season Hubley ... Princess
Gary Swanson ... Tom Walsh
Wings Hauser ... Ramrod
Pepe Serna ... Pete Mendez
Beverly Todd ... Louise Williams
Joseph Di Giroloma Joseph Di Giroloma ... Kowalski (as Joseph DiGiroloma)
Maurice Emanuel Maurice Emanuel ... Edwards
Wayne Hackett Wayne Hackett ... Christian Sorenson
Nina Blackwood Nina Blackwood ... Ginger
Sudana Bobatoon Sudana Bobatoon ... Dixie
Lydia Lei ... Coco
Kelly Piper ... Blue Chip
Kristoffer Anders Kristoffer Anders ... Sergeant Brooks
Joseph Baroncini Joseph Baroncini ... Ted
Fred Berry ... Sugar Pimp
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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 squad to help them arrest a brutal pimp named Ramrod for the murder of a prostitute named Ginger. But when Ramrod learns that he was set up, he escapes from police custody and begins a long night of tracking down Princess while Walsh and his vice squad are always one step behind him. Written by matt-282

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Trivia

When this movie was submitted for classification in the United Kingdom to the British Board of Film Classification, the board requested that six minutes from this picture be deleted for this to garner an 'X' Classification. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the movie, Princess scratch left side of Remrod's face. But in the next shot we see scratches on his right side. See more »

Quotes

Louise Williams: [as undercover cop, pulling a gun from her garter on an armed pimp in a potential shootout] Blink your eyes, motherfucker, and you die in the dark!
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Alternate Versions

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. See more »

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Referenced in Brian Frankish - Hollywood Magic (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Neon Slime
Lyrics by Simon Stokes
Music by Joe Renzetti
Performed by Wings Hauser
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Rough, gritty and brutal thriller, rules!
14 May 2015 | by dworldeaterSee all my reviews

Vice Squad is a hard hitting, gritty, realistic look of life on the streets. Very low budget, but very high quality production. This very mean and action packed tale of sleazy darkness is one film that surely made its mark. Starring Season Hubley, the first wife of Kurt Russell and in this film she is ultra sexy Hollywood hooker Princess. When Princess works with vice cop (played by Gary Swanson) to set up psycho pimp Ram Rod goes awry. Gary Swanson and his team of cops need to find Princess or Ram Rod before Ram Rod finds Princess and gets his sweet revenge on her. While being ultra dirty and sleazy picture, it also is very sharp looking and well shot. Courtesy of Stanley Kubrick's fave director of photography John Alcott. Who was DP on Barry Lyndon, The Shining, A Clockwork Orange and now Vice Squad. The entire cast gave strong performances, but Wings Hauser gives an exceptional balls out performance as Elvis loving, hot tempered maniac cowboy pimp Ram Rod. Easily one of the best villains I have ever seen. Director Gary Sherman made an excellent film that made some waves when it was released. It also influenced many film makers (big and small) to come and holds up as an awesome, classic brutal movie.


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Language:

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Release Date:

22 January 1982 (USA) See more »

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Gross USA:

$13,253,583

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,253,583
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