Street Smart


1h 37m 1987

Brief Synopsis

A journalist in desparate need of a hot story, makes one up about a New York street pimp. Subsequently the toast of the town, he learns that his fictional character fits the description of an actual pimp who is accused of murder. The journalist gets pulled into the pimp's world while being pressured

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1987
Production Company
New York City Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting; Optical House Inc
Distribution Company
Cannon Releasing
Location
New York City, New York, USA; Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

Synopsis

A journalist in desparate need of a hot story, makes one up about a New York street pimp. Subsequently the toast of the town, he learns that his fictional character fits the description of an actual pimp who is accused of murder. The journalist gets pulled into the pimp's world while being pressured by the legal authorities to divulge what he knows about the pimp--specifically, where he was the night of the murder.

Crew

Gilles Aird

Set Dresser (Canada)

Bill Allen

Technical Coordinator

D Amy

Song ("Payin' For It Now")

Jacqueline Arnot

Set Dresser (New York)

Lorraine Beleck

Makeup Assistant (Canada)

Lois A Bellucci

Sound Editor Assistant (New York)

Sylvain Bergevin

Electrician (Canada)

Michel "mikey" Bertrand

Grip (Canada)

Michael Bishop

Song ("Only In Your Arms")

Mychele Boudrias

Production Manager

Holly Bower

Stills (New York)

Francis Brady

Electrician (New York)

Rosina Bucci

Casting (Canada)

Suki Buchman

2nd Assistant Editor (New York)

Serge Bureau

Property Master (Canada)

Frances Calder

Set Dresser (Canada)

Bob Cato

Titles (New York)

Caterina Chamberland

Wardrobe (Women) (Canada)

Francesca Chamberland

Wardrobe (Women) (Canada)

Gillian Chandler

Makeup Assistant (Canada)

Paul Chiten

Song ("Only In Your Arms")

Andy Chmura

Camera Operator (Canada)

Polly Chung

Production Coordinator (New York)

Anthony Ciccolini

Sound Editor Supervisor (New York)

Cheryl Corpening

Song Performer ("Romance Without Finance")

Barbara Coston

Props Assistant (New York)

Ollie Cotton

Sound Recording Engineer

Robert Cray

Songs ("The Last Time (I Get Burned Like This)" "Payin' For It Now")

Michael Debenedictus

Song; Song Producer ("Life Is Something Special")

Cathia Degre

Scenic Artist (Canada)

Carole Demers

Production Assistant (Canada)

Lucille Demers

Makeup Assistant (Canada)

Pam Demetruis

Sound Editor Assistant (New York)

Michael V Dicosimo

Dolby Consultant

Christopher Dolan

Electrician (New York)

Attila Dory

Stills (Canada)

Elizabeth Dubelman

2nd Assistant Camera (New York)

Sly Dunbar

Song ("Peanut Butter")

Menahem Dworman

Song Arranger ("Mineh")

Prudence Emery

Unit Publicist (Canada)

Paula Erickson

Music Supervisor

James Finnerty

Key Grip (New York)

Jimmy Finnerty

Grip (New York)

Claude Fortier

Bestboy Electrician (Canada)

Gilles Fortier

Electrician (Canada)

Jacques Fortier

Gaffer (Canada)

Bernard Fowler

Song ("Life Is Something Special")

Aretha Franklin

Song Performer ("(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman")

David S. Freeman

Screenwriter

Veronique Gabillaud

Boom Operator (Canada)

Herb Gains

1st Assistant Director (New York)

Giselle Garneau

Wardrobe (Women) (Canada)

Alain Giguere

Scenic Artist (Canada)

Yoram Globus

Producer

Gerry Goffin

Song ("(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman")

Menahem Golan

Producer

Christine Grenier

Wardrobe (Women) (Canada)

Serge Grenier

Key Grip (Canada)

Pierre Guillard

Production Assistant (Canada)

Thomas Gulino

Sound Editor (New York)

Gwen Guthrie

Song Performer ("Peanut Butter")

Denis Hamel

Props Assistant (Canada)

Chris Hayes

Camera Operator (New York)

Kathryn Hibbs

Production Accountant (New York)

Marc Hirschfeld

1st Assistant Camera (New York)

Adam Holender

Director Of Photography

Adam Holzman

Additional Music

Adam Holzman

Song ("Beat Box")

Adam Holzman

Synthesizer Programming

Michael Irving

Song Performer ("Romance Without Finance")

Robert Irving

Song Arranger ("Romance Without Finance" "Street Beat"), Song Producer ("Romance Without Finance" "Street Beat" "Beat Box"), Songs

Robert Irving

Music

Joan Isaacson

Makeup (Canada)

Serge Jacques

Art Direction (Canada)

Louise Jobin

Wardrobe Coordinator (Canada)

Fred Johanns

Bestboy Electrician (New York)

Jimmy Jones

Transportation Coordinator

Carole King

Song ("(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman")

Evzen Kolar

Associate Producer

Jacques Laberge

2nd Assistant Director (Canada)

France Lachapelle

Script Supervisor (Canada)

Richard Lalonde

Location Manager (Canada)

Raymond Larose

Set Designer; Set Designer (Canada)

Kate Lear

Assistant (To Jerry Schatzberg (New York))

Frederick Lefevre

Production Assistant (Canada)

Luc Leflaguais

Wardrobe (Men) (Canada)

Dan Leigh

Production Designer

Larry Levan

Song; Song Producer ("Life Is Something Special")

Lisa J Levine

1st Assistant Editor (New York)

Susan Lewis

Production Auditor (Canada)

James Lleavey

Transportation Co-Captain

Susan Lyall

Costume Designer Assistant (New York)

Glen Macpherson

1st Assistant Camera (Canada)

Katherine Matthewson

Set Designer (Canada)

John Mazzola

Grip (New York)

Ronald Mazzola

Grip (New York)

Don Mcewen

Scenic Artist (Canada)

Jacques Mehte

1st Assistant Director (Canada)

Vera Miller

Casting (Canada)

Mario Nadeau

Unit Manager (Canada)

Constant Natale

Hairstyles (Canada)

Priscilla Nedd-friendly

Editor

Eileen Nelson

2nd Assistant Editor (New York)

Andrew Nevard

2nd Assistant Camera (Canada)

Robert Nickson

Production Auditor (New York)

Lyne Normandin

Hairstyles Assistant (Canada)

Emily Paine

Music Editor

Ray Perez

Song ("Publico Oyente")

Otis Redding

Song Performer ("My Girl")

Daniel Remillard

Grip (Canada)

Joel Renfro

Transportation Coordinator

Cecile Rigault

Makeup Assistant (Canada)

William Robinson Jr.

Song ("My Girl")

Bernard Rodrigue

Production Assistant (Canada)

David Rogow

Music Editor Associate

Daniele Rohrbach

Production Coordinator (Canada)

Nadia Rona

Casting (Canada)

Danielle Rossignol

Other

Patrick Rousseau

Sound Mixer (Canada)

Angelo Russo

Color Timer

Joseph Rutledge

Electrician (New York)

Michael Saccio

Props Assistant (New York)

Philip Saccio

Props Assistant (New York)

Thomas Saccio

Property Master (New York)

Claire Savoie

Scenic Artist (Canada)

Richard Schlesinger

Location Manager

Richard Schlesinger

Location Manager (New York)

Gregoire Schmidt

Grip (Canada)

Marc S Shaw

Adr Editor (New York)

Gail Showalter

Sound Editor Assistant (New York)

Mark Slater

Unit Production Manager (New York)

Michael R Sloan

Post-Production Supervisor (New York)

Diane Smith

Transportation Captain

Rosa Soy

Song ("Salsa Suite Part Ii")

Bill Stabile

Set Decorator (New York)

Dana Stefenson

Sound Editor Assistant (New York)

Jeff Stern

Sound Editor (New York)

Adam Stoner

Editing Room Trainee (New York)

Jacqueline Tager

Adr Assistant (New York)

Joy Todd

Casting

Nathalie Vadim

2nd Assistant Director (New York)

Bernard Vincent

Transportation Captain

Anne-marie Vitello

Negative Cutter

Ron Vitello

Negative Cutter

Richard Vorisek

Sound Department

Dusty Wallace

Gaffer (New York)

Eitan Weinreich

2nd Assistant Editor (New York)

Jerry Wexler

Song ("(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman")

Ronald White

Song ("My Girl")

Gigi Williams

Hairstyles (New York)

Rony Yacov

Production Executive

Jo Ynocenio

Costume Designer

Victor Zolfo

Set Dresser (New York)

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1987
Production Company
New York City Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting; Optical House Inc
Distribution Company
Cannon Releasing
Location
New York City, New York, USA; Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

Award Nominations

Best Supporting Actor

1987
Morgan Freeman

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring March 20, 1987

Released in United States March 27, 1987

Re-released in United States January 8, 1988

Released in United States on Video March 8, 1989

Completed shooting July 7, 1986.

Began shooting April 20, 1986.

Released in United States Spring March 20, 1987

Released in United States March 27, 1987 (New York City)

Re-released in United States January 8, 1988 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States on Video March 8, 1989