Punk Rock (1977) Carter Stevens

Punk Rock (1977)
Genre: Crime
Country: USA | Director: Carter Stevens
Language: English | Subtitles: None
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1 | Length: 80mn
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Starring: Roger Caine, Anna Livia Plurabella, Bobby Astyr, Clea Carson, Crystal Sync, Don Peterson, Eric Edwards, Harriet Hart, Jasmyn, Jean Sanders, Joanne Shallow, Joy Peters, Madeline Jack, Mark Le Beau, Martin Ford, Paula Morton, Peter Andrews, Phyllis Flowers, Randy Coppasquatto, R. Bolla, Susan Le Beau, Susaye London, Tony Richards, Wade Nichols, Wayne Anthony

Rugged private eye Jimmy Dillinger (well played to the tough guy hilt by Wade Nichols) finds himself embroiled in a seedy and dangerous world of drugs, murder, prostitution, gangsters and white slavery when he searches the sordid New York City punk rock scene for missing teenage runaway Jenny Jordan (fetching brunette Susaye London). 

Director/co-writer Carter Stevens offers a pleasingly sleazy wallow in the extremely coarse'n'nasty neon slime: we've got excessive profane dialogue, a few attractive ladies deliver a nice smattering of tasty female nudity, a smidgen of raunchy sex, a constant snappy pace, hard-boiled narration, a remarkably tricky and complex plot, authentically grimy urban cesspool locations, a grotty tone, a heated shoot-out, and a genuinely startling surprise downbeat ending that packs a potent punch right to the gut. 

Moreover, there's a nifty rogues' gallery of colorful low-life characters: Richard Bolla as huffy, cynical cop Detective Joe Giovanni, Bobby Astyr as twitchy, wormy hoodlum Igor, Elda Gentile as brash pimp punkette Vanessa Garbo, Crystal Sync as sweet'n'saucy hooker Jana, Jean Sanders as zonked-out junkie dancer Nan, and Randy Coppasquatto as Vanessa's slimy henchman Ralphie. Best of all, there's a mighty vivid and flavorsome evocation of the grubby 70's Big Apple underground punk milieu, complete with first-rate raw and energetic live stage performances by the punk bands the Fast, the Squirrels, Spicy Bits, and Elda and the Stillettos. Prudence Prevails' gritty cinematography does the trick. The funky pulsating score likewise hits the groovy spot. A lot of deliciously down'n'dirty fun.

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