Whore (1991)




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The life of a jaded L.A. prostitute is described in this haunting drama, through flashbacks of her past marriage, brutal, inhumane abuse and her time on the streets.
NC17 (adult situations/language, nudity, sex)
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Trimark Pictures


Michael Crabtree
as First Man
John Diehl
as Derelict
Robert O'Reilly
as Young Man in Car
Charles Macaulay
as Old Man in Camero
Jack Nance
as Middle-Aged Man
Frank Smith
as Charlie
Daniel Quinn
as Brutal Man
John Carlyle
as Professional Man
Scott Harte
as Chris
Tom Villard
as Hippie
Lee Arenberg
as Violent Man
Ginger Lynn Allen
as Wounded Girl
Jered Barclay
as Chrysler Man
Doug McHugh
as Nice-Looking Man
Amanda Goodwin
as Liz's Girlfriend
Daniel Beer
as Bill's Friend
B.J. Ward
as Manageress
Stephanie Blake
as 1st Stripper
Barbara Eaton
as 2nd Stripper
Danny Trejo
as Tattoo Man
Bobby Bruce
as Strolling Violinist
Bob Prupas
as Maitre d'
Gail McMullen
as Nurse in Convalescent Home
Alisa Christensen
as Lady in Toilet
Blanche Sindelar
as Theater Cashier
as Indian
Charles Macauley
as Older Man in Car
Doug MacHugh
as Man in Diner
Ken Russell
as Waiter
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Critic Reviews for Whore

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (2)

Nearly unbearable.

November 2, 2007

Theresa Russell as the low-rent whore failed to be convincing.

Full Review… | April 13, 2006
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Not as entertaining as its title.

February 4, 2005
Juicy Cerebellum

Theresa Russell and Ken Russell have made some whack movies together and this is one of them.

January 31, 2004
Atlantic City Weekly

Ken Russell on a shoestring is still worth your time

July 30, 2002
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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July 6, 2005

Audience Reviews for Whore

Ken Russell fans will appreciate this film, all others need not apply. Theresa Russell has been far better elsewhere but after awhile her performance started to grow on me; it fits into the completely nutty universe that Ken Russell creates (part art film, part social satire, part bawdy joke, part tragedy, part Hollywood pastiche). It's a bit like Crimes of Passion but lacking much of that film's flair. By the way, there is no relation between Theresa and Ken Russell, as is often assumed. Whore was also their one and only film together. It is probably the last 'real' Ken Russell movie.

Steve Joseph
Steve Joseph

I am a big fan of breaking the fourth wall already. Having a feature film with the main character being a L.A. street hooker breaking said wall is a jackpot. Great movie.

Russ Bissette
Russ Bissette

Theresa Russell shines in this underrated Ken Russell piece. Not necessarily groundbreaking, but fascinating nonetheless.

Maxwell Demon
Maxwell Demon

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