Hollywood Vice Squad

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Hollywood Vice Squad
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Directed by Penelope Spheeris
Written byKenneth Peters (as James J. Docherty)
Produced bySandy Howard
Arnold H. Orgolini
Starring Ronny Cox
Carrie Fisher
CinematographyJoão Fernandes
Edited byJohn R. Bowey
Music by Michael Convertino
Keith Levene
Distributed byCinema Group
Release dates
  • February 28, 1986 (1986-02-28)(U.S.)
  • October 2, 1986 (1986-10-02)(Australia)
Running time
101 minutes
CountryUnited States

Hollywood Vice Squad is a 1986 film directed by Penelope Spheeris with music by Keith Levene of Public Image Ltd. The movie has an early screen appearance by Robin Wright as the drug-addicted runaway daughter of Trish Van Devere's character. [1]



Pauline Stanton, a mother, travels to Hollywood to find her teenage runaway daughter, Lori. Once there, Pauline discovers that Lori has become involved in the pornography industry and teams with the police to find her and get her back.



The film received mixed reviews, with one review describing it as "decent, but dull." [2]

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  1. The AFI Catalog of Feature Films:Hollywood Vice Squad Retrieved October 14, 2015
  2. Maslin, Janet (March 1986). "The Screen: 'Hollywood Vice Squad'". The New York Times.