Streets is the 1990 American thriller Catt Shea with Christina Applegate in the title role.
|Genre||drama , action , thriller|
|Producer||Roger Corman |
|Andy Ruben |
|In the main|
|Christina Applegate , |
|Film company||Concorde pictures|
Don is a 16-year-old heroin addict from Los Angeles . Her mother was a prostitute and abandoned her daughter. Don now lives in a drainage pipe with several other girls. She usually earns by making a blowjob for money. One of the clients once tries to rape her. Don helps a teenager named Sai who was accidentally here under the pier. He is from a good family and dreams of becoming a musician. Now, taking advantage of his parents' departure, Sai arrived with his synthesizer on a bicycle from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles to get to Hollywood and organize a group. Sai is sympathetic to Don and wants to help her somehow. They spend all day together. Don shows Say the back of Los Angeles. At the same time, the man who tried to rape Don turns out to be a crazy cop. He is obsessed with revenge on a girl. All this day he drives around the city on a motorcycle and hunts her down, killing everyone who bothers him.
- Christina Applegate - Don
- David Mendenhall - Sai
- Ab Lottimer - Lumley
- Patrick Richwood - Bob
- Alan Stoke - Alan
- Alexander Folk - Bagley
- Aron Eisenberg - Roach
According to director Kett Shee, before doing the script, she was researching street life. Shea spent a lot of time talking with the homeless and studying their life. According to her, Don’s character is based on a real girl who was a heroin addict and occasionally wandered, sometimes lived with some rich guy  . Catt Shea co-wrote the script with her husband producer Andy Ruben.  The film was shot in 19 days with a minimum budget  .
The TV Guide rated the film 3 stars out of 4. The publication praised the style of filming Kat Shea. The way she makes ambiguous but intriguing films that are remembered precisely because they lack moralization. Speaking about the film “Streets”, the publication lamented how realism and thriller are mixed in it. On the one hand, the film contains realistic scenes of street life, and on the other, a sado-masochistic psycho whose motivation to kill is completely incomprehensible: “It’s hard not to feel a little disappointed with the killer’s schematics, especially since the real dangers these children face would be more than enough to make an exciting drama ”  . The Variety magazine spoke in a similar spirit. In their opinion, this film is more ambitious than just a thriller about a maniac, however, since the film was produced by Roger Corman , then simply neorealism is not enough here and there must be a psycho killer  .