Shout Factory is releasing director Joan Freeman’s look into the urban sleazy disco scene in New York, Streetwalkin’ (1985) on Blu-ray. Stars Melissa Leo.
She turned to night-walking to survive the streets. Now she’s running through the streets to survive the night.
Academy Award®–winning actress Melissa Leo (The Fighter) stars as Cookie, a teen runaway who escapes her abusive stepfather and heads for the Big Apple along with her younger brother. When she arrives at the Port Authority bus terminal, Cookie meets a charming but sadistic pimp named Duke (Dale Midkiff, Pet Sematary). With nowhere to go, Cookie is soon working for Duke, who introduces her to the harsh, brutal life of a prostitute.
A harrowing, fast-paced ride through the lurid streets of New York’s terrifying underbelly, Streetwalkin’ also stars Antonio Fargas (Starsky And Hutch), Julie Newmar (Batman), Leon Robinson (Cliffhanger), Randall Batinkoff (Kick-Ass) and Khandi Alexander (Treme).
There’s actually very little plot here to sustain 80 minutes of screentime, with much of Streetwalkin’ feeling slack and disinterested, despite a few ambitious moments of psychological studyBrian Orndorf — BrianOrndorf.com
Release date: July 28, 2020
Genre: Drama / Thriller
|Cast||Melissa Leo, Dale Midkiff, Leon|
|Discs||1 Blu-ray Disc|
|Run Time||84 minutes|
|Formats||Color / 1.85:1|
|Audio Commentary With Director/Writer Joan Freeman And Producer/Writer Robert Alden|