Vice Squad (1982)

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When pimp Ramrod (Wings Hauser) is wanted by the police for murder, an undercover detective, Tom Walsh (Gary Swanson), enlists the aid of prostitute Princess (Season Hubley), a loving mother struggling to support her kid, to help capture the fiend.
Rating:
R
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Mystery & Suspense
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Runtime:
Studio:
Anchor Bay Entertainment

Cast

Season Hubley
as Princess
Gary Swanson
as Tom Walsh
Wings Hauser
as Ramrod
Pepe Serna
as Pete Mendez
Beverly Todd
as Louise Williams
Wayne Hackett
as Christian Sorenson
Lydia Lei
as Coco
Kelly Piper
as Blue Chip
Kristoffer Anders
as Sgt. Brooks
Fred A. Berry
as Dorsey
Tom Brent
as Happy
Grand L. Bush
as Black Pimp
Marilyn Coleman
as Beatrice
Michael Ensign
as Chauffeur
Nate Esformes
as The John
Stacy Everly
as Junkie
Lyla Graham
as Mrs. Cruikshank
Jonathan Haze
as Dapper Man
Ben Kronen
as Elderly Man
Cheryl Smith
as White Prostitute
Bob Laird
as Motorcycle Officer
Doug Laird
as Motorcycle Officer
Robert Miano
as Sergeant
Fred Berry
as Sugar Pimp
Mark Ness
as Cab Driver
Donald Rawley
as Gregory
David Ross
as Officer
Stan Ross
as Drunk
Hugo L. Stanger
as Old Man at Mansion
Arnold Turner
as Bass Player
Richard Wetzel
as Fast Eddie
Ark Wong
as Mr. Wong
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Critic Reviews for Vice Squad

All Critics (3)

At least you can't get a sexually transmitted disease by just watching such trash.

Full Review… | August 23, 2010
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Manna for sleaze movie fans, Wings Hauser's performance as Ramrod will take his cut now, along with a piece of your heart.

Full Review… | March 22, 2006
Slant Magazine

Squad's vices are its virtue.

Full Review… | March 22, 2006
Slant Magazine

A lurid, but never less than watchable thriller dominated by Wings Hauser's intense performance as a vicious pimp.

Full Review… | March 15, 2006
FulvueDrive-in.com

Audience Reviews for Vice Squad

You hurt me bad, Ramrod A new police unit responsible for reducing prostitution and bringing down pimps has been plagued by a new relentless pimp named Ramrod. He not only beats and slashes women, he often kills them. The police force relies on a business woman, turned prostitute to support her child, to help bring down the vaunted Ramrod. "There are two days a week I don't worry about, yesterday and tomorrow." Gary Sherman, director of Raw Meat, Dead & Buried, Wanted: Dead or Alive, Poltergeist III, and Lisa, delivers Vice Squad. The storyline for this picture is just okay in terms of its premise and the quality of the action scenes; however, you do want to see the resolve of the picture and the ending is worthwhile. The acting is just average and the cast includes Season Hubley, Wings Hauser, Pepe Serna, and Beverly Todd. "I could be a cop, couldn't I?" "And I could be a virgin." Vice Squad was a movie my wife came across while flicking through the channels and decided to DVR. We generally enjoy those 70s/early 80s pictures that have a new school grindhouse feel. This movie was definitely fascinating and worthwhile; although, the action scenes were terrible and a bit ridiculous. I recommend watching this picture if you're a fan of early 80s action films that don't take themselves too seriously. "I will set your ass on fire." Grade: C+

Kevin Robbins
Kevin Robbins

Season Hubley shines as a hooker who helps the cops arrest Wings Hauser, AKA Ramrod, the cruelest pimp you could possibly imagine. What feels a bit off is how the film takes the time to drag us through the dregs of LA nightlife, following Hubley around while Ramrod has time to escape police custody and go in search of revenge. Nicely sleazy and well worth your time. Recommended.

Bill Bryant
Bill Bryant
½

It's pretty solid. Wings Hauser is something else, as an crazy bad redneck pimp-wannabe.

Patrick Dolan
Patrick Dolan

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