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Daughter of the Streets (1990)

An activist single mom finds her life in turmoil when her neglected daughter becomes a hooker, living with an abusive and sadistic pimp.

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Edwin Sherin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jane Alexander ... Peggy Ryan
Roxana Zal ... Charley
Harris Yulin ... John Franco
Martha Scott ... Sarah
John Stamos ... Joey
Peter White ... Herb
Brynn Horrocks ... Lisa
Brandon Maggart ... Detective Olsen
Randy Brooks ... Byron
Erika Eleniak ... Jennifer
Felton Perry ... Captain Towers
Lorinne Vozoff Lorinne Vozoff ... Brustin
Michael Medeiros ... Ted
Matt Landers ... Thomas
Patrick O'Neal ... Alex
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Storyline

A divorcée struggling to make ends meet, but still utilizing her spare time for social causes neglects her daughter in this fact-based story. At 18, the daughter starts drifting into bad company and eventually becomes a prostitute. To try to get her back in a proper life, her mother abducts her off the street and forcibly brings her home. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Final acting role of Martha Scott. See more »

Quotes

Peggy Ryan: [the police are about to force their way into the house to get Charley] Mother, call the newspaper and tell them the police are about to break into our house!
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Terrible treatment of material
3 August 2009 | by larpineSee all my reviews

And I believe George Parker was paying perfect attention when he wrote his review. I found myself wondering two things when I saw this movie. Why did Jane Alexander come out Acting Retirement and why is HBO airing this terrible 20 year old, made for TV film. As for a description of the movie, it's pretty much all in the title, yet with a irritating white wash of the subject matter that would annoy the most avid Golden Girl's fan. It is obvious that the film makers had little understanding of material,for you get the impression that the director's only research prior to making the film was renting Pretty Woman on video. The writing is poor, yet the all the actors tear through their dialoque as if making television history with the most shocking and ground breaking material.

The HBO executives should made to watch this film, and afterwards, unload it to lifetime for a very discounted price.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Desperate Hours See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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