GenreAction, Drama, Thriller Distributed byNew Concorde CountryUnited States
Release dateJanuary 19, 1990 (1990-01-19) WriterAndy Ruben, Katt Shea CastChristina Applegate (Dawn), David Mendenhall (Sy), Eb Lottimer (Lumley), Jane Chung (Old Bag Woman), Starr Andreeff (Policewoman on Horse), Alexander Folk (Bagley) GenresDrama, Action Film, Thriller Similar moviesThe Salton Sea (2002), Sacrifice (2011), Dirty (2005), Before the Devil Knows Youre Dead (2007), Power 98 (1996)
TaglineA 16 Year Old Hooker Who Just Picked The Wrong Customer
Streets is an American dramatic film starring Christina Applegate and David Mendenhall and directed by Katt Shea.
Dawn, a drug-addicted teen prostitute living on the streets of Los Angeles, and Sy, a teenager with dreams of becoming a rock star, become friends after Sy rescues Dawn from a violent john. Dawn takes Sy under her wing and gives him a guided tour of the seedy underworld of Hollywood.
Katt Shea later recalled:
That was me just exploring the underside…I tend to really like to explore people I don’t know and so I started doing research on the streets and talking to people who lived on the streets. I did a lot of research and they thought I was a homeless person and I hung out with the kids and stuff and then wrote from that research. I knew a girl who was a heroin addict that we based "Dawn" on her. She lived on the street or sometimes she lived with a very rich boyfriend, which was very very strange.
Streets led to Shea being offered to direct the film Poison Ivy.
Streets was released on VHS in mid 1990 through MGM/UA Home Entertainment. A double feature DVD edition was released in 2011 as part of the Roger Corman's Cult Classics collection, through Shout! Factory.