Angel (1984) from Tuna

Angel (1984) is a New World Pictures exploitation film about Molly, prep school honor student by day, who becomes Angel, Hollywood Blvd. street hooker by night. Abandoned by both parents, she has supported herself since she was 12, and the people of her "family" are her co-workers, street performers, and her gay landlord.

The plotline: someone is killing hookers. After three of her friends are killed, Angel sets out with a big gun and lot of attitude to exterminate the killer.


Donna Wilkes (Jaws 2, Days of our Lives) as Molly/Angel shows no more than pokies. Both Donna McDaniel (Hollywood Hot Tubs) and Graem McGavin (My Tutor) show breasts as victims, and there is a top-notch girls locker room/shower scene which includes full frontal from a half dozen unknowns.
not yet on region 1 DVD
Despite the film's poor score at IMDB, I enjoyed this film when I first saw it, and still do, mainly due to the character development of the collection of oddballs that comprise Angel's friends.  I enjoy this one enough that I will buy a copy if they ever remaster it to DVD

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IMDb guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence, about like three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, about like two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, about like two stars from the critics. Films under five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film, equivalent to about one and a half stars from the critics or less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well.

Based on this description, this film is a C+.

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