Molly attends her private prep school in LA with her hair in pigtails. She is wholesome, shy and studious. By night she transforms into Hollywood Boulevard street prostitute Angel. She never seems to turn any tricks but earns enough to feed and clothe herself and also pay rent and her school fees. All this is because her father left 9 years ago and her mother ran off 3 years ago. On the street she hangs with an ageing movie cowboy (Rory Calhoun), street performer YoYo, transvestite Mae (Dick Shawn, he played LSD!) and her fellow hookers. But a crazy serial killer (John Diehl of ‘Madhouse’) is on the loose. A world weary dedicated cop Andrews (Cliff Gorman) investigates.
The cops seem apathetic about the underage Angel being on the game. The killer sucks on eggs. There is no sociological relevance just abandonment and moral corruption. Also the scenes on the Boulevard at night make it look exciting and fun. Molly lies about her mother being an invalid to avoid suspicion and awaits her father’s return. She is in denial about the underclass being dangerous and hellish as she does her homework in the motel lobby in-between tricks.
This has bad acting and the lead actress is stiff and not particularly engaging. Molly has an irritating propensity towards ignorance and obtuseness. She seemingly has never been arrested, used drugs or contracted an STD. Her crazy landlady Solly covers up for her. Ugly 80s attire is worn. Molly becomes the subject of attention for the unsavoury killer. Molly has an annoying persistence to be hopelessly vacuous and cringe-inducingly dumb.
Andrews is an absolute straight man and determines to get Angel off the streets. Ethics are shouted down unto Molly via righteous men. The dialogue is puerile. Molly’s insufferable classmates find out about her secret life and one offers her $23 for a ‘date‘. Molly resists all efforts at help fearing foster homes. Molly is shrewy, weak willed and maniacal. This has comedy, sanctimonious shaming, scandalously disrespect, a visual appreciation deficiency and overwritten and overwrought melancholy. It’s so okay its average.
The mostly mute killer disguises himself as a Hare Krishna so Molly gets a gun and gives chase. There is a gunfight and snivelling. The non-labyrinthine narrative has no real happy ending.
“She loved your soup.”
“100 proof milk.”
“If a tidal wave hit the street, the hookers would bob up like a bunch of corks.”
“You’re swimming around in a toilet bowl!”
“You know what happens to used up whores?”
“I ain’t going to no retirement home!”
“The tomb for the unknown hooker.”
“Remind me never to get murdered.”
“I put on some sexy clothes and high heels and went out and made a living.”
“Show us your whisker biscuit.”
“She’s a whore and she’s hooking on Hollywood Boulevard.”
“Looks like an organ-u-tan’s been sitting on your face all night.”
“I don’t mind the smoke but your breath is behind it.”
“Eat my puff!”
“What are you doing?”
Casino Royale (2006)
It Could Happen To You (1994)
Sibling Rivalry (1990)
Maid To Order (1987)
War Of The Worlds (2005)
Dirty Dancing (1987)
Notting Hill (1999)
Presumed Innocent (1990)
Home Alone 2: Lost In New York (1992)
Fatal Attraction (1987)
Miss Congeniality (2000)
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
The Producers (2005)
Back To The Future (1985)
Don’t think about the plot too much.
National Lampoon’s Class Reunion (1982)
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Back To The Future part 2 (1989)
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
The Snapper (1993)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
The Firm (1993)
Me, Myself and Irene (2000)
George of the Jungle (1997)
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
Gone With The Wind (1939)