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Story

Stuck for a story idea that will excite his dismissive editor, New York magazine reporter Christopher Reeve hits on a winner: the life of a Manhattan pimp. The editor eats it up, but there's just one problem: Reeve made the whole thing up and now the editor wants more. What's worse, a scarily charismatic pimp (Morgan Freeman) and his top prostitute come looking for the reporter, believing that he was, in fact, writing about them. As they seduce him with access to their world, he becomes more and more trapped by his lies, particularly when a crusading D.A. also takes an interest in just what he knows. Reeve is the bland nougat center in what is otherwise a very tasty little film, given added crunch by the superlatively seductive Freeman and the equally intriguing Baker. --Marshall Fine

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen

Cast

Christopher ReeveJonathan Fisher
Kathy BakerPunchy
Mimi RogersAlison Parker
Jay PattersonLeonard Pike
Morgan FreemanFast Black
Anna Maria HorsfordHarriet
Erik KingReggie
Michael J. ReynoldsArt Sheffield

  • Genre: Drama Movies
  • Director: Jerry Schatzberg
  • Producer: MGM/UA
  • Length: 97 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaMar 20, 1987
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    AustraliaM
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaOct 7, 2003
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