Street Knight

MPAA Rating: R

Entertainment: +1 1/2

Content: -3

Jake Barrett (Jeff Speakman) quit the Los Angeles police force after blaming himself for a young girl's death at the hands of a lunatic. Rebecca Sanchez (Jennifer Gatti) seeks his help to find her brother Carlos. Carlos, a reluctant member of the Latin Lords gang, is missing after witnessing a gang killing. Barrett's search for Carlos uncovers a ruthless team of former policemen, all dishonorably discharged from the force for brutality. Led by Franklin (Christopher Neame), they exact revenge on the city by starting a gang war between the Latin Lords and the South Central Blades. Their plan is to set each side up to look like the aggressor. They're also planning a jewel heist, which they hope to pin on the gangs. Barrett becomes the thorn in their side - he fingers Franklin and his men, saves the girl, and ensures gang peace in Los Angeles. All in a day's work. This truly forgettable action-hero movie is sub-par compared to its genre-mates. Considering the multitude of these films being produced, originality is near impossible. STREET KNIGHT doesn't even make the attempt.

Language, violence and nudity gang up on the STREET KNIGHT viewer. The considerable trashy street talk includes 34 f-words, 16 s-words and 3 regular profanities, both in English and in Spanish. Hollywood's love affair with graphic violence continues unabated in this film. Many moderately violent slayings occur, from long and short range, with automatic weapons, knives and pistols. Severe beatings, some administered by Barrett's martial-arts-trained hands, inflict bloody damage. A scene with topless dancers shows female breast nudity and near full rear female nudity. In keeping with the action hero trend of "no clothes make the man," gratuitous full rear male nudity of Mr. Speakman is included. Implied sex with no nudity between Barrett and Rebecca rounds out STREET KNIGHT's less than gallant trappings.

Preview Reviewer: Pete Zimowski
Cannon Pictures, 640 San Vincente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048

The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

Crude Language: Many (11) times - Mild once; Moderate 10)

Obscene Language: Many (52) times, in English and Spanish (34 f-words, 16 s-words, 2? others including slang for women's genitals)

Profanity: Few (3) times - Regular (GD and JC)

Violence: Many - Moderate (killing with automatic weapons, knives and pistols; bloody beatings, some using martial arts)

Sex: Once implied, no nudity

Nudity: Few times (three topless dancers revealing breasts and near full rear; full rear male nudity)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: None

Drugs: None

Other: None

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