Directed by: John Hayes
Stars:Tony Vorno, Sharon Matt, Genene Cooper
Also Known As: Lockfågeln, Vice Cop 69, Sex-politiet i aktion
Description: Two-fisted, but disillusioned vice cop Lt. Walsh (ably played to the gruff hard-nosed hilt by Tony Vorno) has his already disorderly life further turned upside down after he decides to help teenage runaway Angel (a sympathetic portrayal by the fetching Sharon Matt) get away from the vile clutches of nefarious pimp Pirano (a nicely slimy performance by Peter Balakoff), who blackmails the rugged flatfoot when Walsh succumbs to the lovely underage lass’s charms.
Writer/director John Hayes keeps the absorbing story moving along at a steady pace, does an ace job of crafting a gritty, sordid, and bitterly cynical tone, offers a flavorsome evocation of a fascinatingly seamy criminal underworld rife with corruption and forbidden temptation, and delivers a satisfying serving of sizzling soft-core sex and tasty female nudity. Erik Stern contributes sturdy support as Walsh’s no-nonsense partner Richards while buxom brunette Bambi Allen pops up (and out) as nightclub performer Suzette. The uncompromising downbeat ending packs a devastating punch. Paul Hipp’s competent cinematography and Mario Toscano’s moody lounge score are both up to par. Recommended viewing for fans of grim’n’grimy exploitation fare.