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Street Smart

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Original title
Street Smart
Year
Running time
97 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
David Freeman
Cinematography
Adam Holender
Cast
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Producer
The Cannon Group Inc
Genre
Drama | Journalism
Synopsis / Plot
Magazine reporter Jonathan Fisher, in danger of losing his job, promises to write a factual hard-hitting story of prostitution. But when he tries to get information from the subjects, he is ignored. So he ends up faking a well received story of a pimp, describing his life and crimes. But police think the story is of a real life pimp who is wanted for murder and start pressuring him to reveal the identity of subject in his story, and all he knows. The pimp the police suspect, also thinks the story is about himself, and wants to know what Jonathan knows, and who told him.
Awards
1987: Nominated for Oscar: Best Supporting Actor (Morgan Freeman)
1987: Golden Globes: Mominated Best Supporting Actor (Morgan Freeman)
1987: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Supporting Actor (Morgan Freeman)
1987: Independent Spirit Awards: Best Supp. Actor (Freeman). 2 Nominations
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