Conjured by o~ SeMeN SPeRmS ~o on April 22, 2017
Marvin J. Chomsky directs this drama about a young girl (Linda Purl) who escapes her oppressive mother only to wind up on the lonely streets of Hollywood. Broke and with nowhere to turn for help, Hailey becomes trapped in the service of a pimp (Clifton Davis). With the help of his partner Russ Garfield (Louis Gossett Jr.), can detective Lyle York (David Soul), a former pimp himself, get Hailey off the streets?
The sister of ex-pimp and current Los Angeles Police detective Kyle York was murdered working the streets a few years ago. Since his reform, he has teamed with Officer Russ Garfield to clear the streets of under-age girls working in prostitution. Pretty, young runaway Hailey Atkins has been turned out. Down deep she wants to go straight but has had great difficultly escaping her pimp and doesn’t even have a place to go. York and Garfield go out on a limb to try and help.
Actors: David Soul, Louis Gossett Jr., Linda Purl, Clifton Davis, Carolyn Jones, Kathleen Quinlan, Lana Wood
Director: Marvin J. Chomsky
Writers: Hal Sitowitz, Ted Morgan
Producers: Aaron Spelling, Hal Sitowitz, Leonard Goldberg, Shelley Hull
Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA
First Broadcast: Jan 16, 1977 (ABC TV movie of the week)
“Well, it was an eye-opener for me. I went with a male friend—a large male, physically strong friend—and we hung out in Hollywood and met and talked to some young prostitutes. Oh, the vacant stares in their eyes; the hopes for who they wanted to become. They wanted to become actresses. They had come to Hollywood, and they were sure that they could succeed. This was Hollywood Boulevard. You didn’t have to go far to look for this stuff going on” – Linda Purl on “Little Ladies of the Night”
Conjured by o~ SeMeN SPeRmS ~o on May 18, 2014
The girl by the side of the road. You’ve seen her standing there. Thumb out. Smiling. There are thousands like her all over America. And you’ve heard about what happens to some of them when they get in the wrong car. This movie is about one of these kids. And about her family. But it could be about your family. Where is your daughter tonight?
Despite a nationwide pattern of beatings, rapes and murders, young women continue to thumb rides— often from the same street corner where they know another girl hitched her way TO DEATH.
Conjured by o~ SeMeN SPeRmS ~o on May 11, 2014
Once again YouTube helps me relive my childhood. They usta show this horror jem on Saturday afternoons on the local NY stations. The way the gargoyles looked ‘n the way they moved in slow motion hit a nerve.
Some highlights of just the gargoyles (Spoiler Alert!)
File under Blast From The Past, Childhood Memories, Cult Movies, Horror, Influences, SeMeN SPeRmS Approved, SeMeN SPeRmS BLArRrG, SeMeN SPeRmS ViDeO CLuB, They Said 'Don't Be Scurrred' But This Shit Is Just So Scurrrry!, Trash TV
Conjured by o~ SeMeN SPeRmS ~o on August 21, 2012
Finding herself unable to cope with the divorce of her parents and the stress of daily life, 15-year-old Sarah Travis starts drinking in secret. At first, alcohol provides comfort and release. Then it sends her life spiraling out of control.
Yes, Sarah drinks. Drinks as though she has to, no matter what happens. Big trouble for anybody. And little Sarah is only 15.
Conjured by o~ SeMeN SPeRmS ~o on March 3, 2012
Born Innocent was a television movie which was first aired under the NBC World Premiere Movie umbrella on September 10, 1974. Highly publicized and controversial, Born Innocent was the highest-rated television movie to air in the United States in 1974. The movie dealt with the physical, psychological and sexual abuse of a teenage girl, and included graphic content never before seen on American television at that time.
The movie starred Linda Blair (fresh off her success with The Exorcist) as a teenage runaway, who was eventually sentenced to do time in a juvenile detention center, which doubled as a reform school for the girls. Blair’s character, Christine Parker, came from an abusive home. Her father (played by Richard Jaeckel) beat her, which caused Chris to run away many times. Her mother (Kim Hunter) was unfeeling, sitting in her recliner, watching television and smoking cigarettes all day. While the movie has a morality play tone, showing the harsh effects of the detention center on a young girl, it also blames society for Christine’s downfall, as her social worker does not find out that her parents caused her to run away, and then had her sent off to reform school when she told others.
One scene in particular that gained the movie infamy was the rape of Blair’s character in the communal showers by a girl gang led by lesbian Denny (Janit Baldwin) with a plunger handle; this scene had the distinction of being the first all-female rape scene aired on American television. This scene was not glossed over in promotional spots for the movie; Linda Blair’s screams as she was being attacked were aired in the promos, with the announcer intoning, “She was born innocent, but that was fourteen years ago!”
The scene drew much outcry on its first airing and was eventually pulled from the movie entirely when it was blamed for the rape of a nine-year-old girl, committed by some of her peers with a glass soda pop bottle. The California Supreme Court would declare the film was not obscene, and that the network which broadcast it was not liable for the actions of the persons who committed the crime. Olivia N. v. National Broadcasting Company, 126 Cal. App.3d 488 (1981).
Conjured by o~ SeMeN SPeRmS ~o on January 29, 2012
A real estate salesman with career and marriage problems gets hooked on cocaine, and finds that not only does it not help him cope with them, but it makes them much, much worse.
Conjured by o~ SeMeN SPeRmS ~o on January 16, 2012