Director: Joan Freeman
Running Time: 1 hr. 26 min.
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
Theater Release: Sep 20, 1985
DVD Release: Aug 02, 2011
In a sex-and-violence film that emphasizes the physical abuse of young women, director Joan Freeman may raise the shackles as well as the hackles of her distaff viewing audience. Cookie (Melissa Leo) is a young runaway who arrives in New York City with her brother in tow and ends up working as a prostitute for the apparently easy-going Duke (Dale Midkiff). Everything seems fine, at least as much as can be expected, until one of Duke's streetwalkers threatens to quit, and he nearly beats her to