Street Knight (1993)

R | 88 mins | Drama, Mystery | 12 March 1993

Director:

Albert Magnoli

Producer:

Mark DiSalle

Cinematographer:

Yasha Sklansky

Editor:

Wayne Wahrman

Production Designer:

Curtis Schnell

Production Company:

Street Knight Productions
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HISTORY

A closing statement reads: “This film is dedicated to the United Kenpo Family and for gang truce everywhere.”
       According to a 28 Apr 1992 HR production chart, principal photography began on 22 Mar 1992 in Los Angeles, CA. Production notes in AMPAS library files state that actor Jeff Speakman was trained to handle firearms by officers at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, while additional consultation was provided by United Colors, an organization dedicated to the rehabilitation of Los Angeles-area gang members. Production was shut down for two days during the Los Angeles riots in late Apr—early May 1992.
       To save on costs, producer Mark DiSalle suggested editor Wayne Wahrman use the CMX 6000 video system, which allowed him to edit the picture without printing the film dailies.
       Although Jennifer Getti receives an "Introducing" credit onscreen, her feature film debut was in the 1991 picture, Mobsters (see ... More Less

A closing statement reads: “This film is dedicated to the United Kenpo Family and for gang truce everywhere.”
       According to a 28 Apr 1992 HR production chart, principal photography began on 22 Mar 1992 in Los Angeles, CA. Production notes in AMPAS library files state that actor Jeff Speakman was trained to handle firearms by officers at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, while additional consultation was provided by United Colors, an organization dedicated to the rehabilitation of Los Angeles-area gang members. Production was shut down for two days during the Los Angeles riots in late Apr—early May 1992.
       To save on costs, producer Mark DiSalle suggested editor Wayne Wahrman use the CMX 6000 video system, which allowed him to edit the picture without printing the film dailies.
       Although Jennifer Getti receives an "Introducing" credit onscreen, her feature film debut was in the 1991 picture, Mobsters (see entry). More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Hollywood Reporter
28 Apr 1992.
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Hollywood Reporter
16 Mar 1993
p. 14, 16.
Los Angeles Times
15 Mar 1993
Calendar, p. 4.
Variety
29 Mar 1993
p. 84.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXTS
Yoram Globus and Christopher Pearce Present
A Mark DiSalle Production
An Albert Magnoli Film
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Unit prod mgr
1st asst dir
2d asst dir
DGA trainee
PRODUCERS
Co-prod
Line prod
Assoc prod
Exec prod
Exec prod
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
1st asst cam
1st asst cam
1st asst cam
1st asst cam
2d asst cam
Loader
Steadicam op
Still photog
Chief lighting tech
Best boy elec
Elec
Elec
Key grip
Best boy grip
Dolly grip
ART DIRECTORS
Prod des
Art dir
Art dept coord
FILM EDITORS
Asst ed
Negative cutting
SET DECORATORS
Set dec
Leadman
Set dresser
Set dresser
Set dresser
Set dresser
Prop master
Asst prop master
Const coord
Const foreman
Asst foreman
Purchaser
COSTUMES
Cost des
MUSIC
Mus ed
SOUND
Sd mixer
Boom op
Utility sd
Post prod coord
Post prod coord
Supv sd ed
Assoc sd ed
Sd eff ed
Sd eff ed
Sd eff ed
Sd eff ed
Dial ed
Dial ed
Dial ed
Dial ed
Dial ed
Dial ed
Digital transfer eng
ADR group coord
ADR mixer
Foley mixer
Foley mixer
Foley artist
Foley artist
Foley artist
Foley artist
Re-rec mixer
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff coord
Spec eff asst
Titles and opticals
MAKEUP
Key makeup artist
Makeup asst
Key hairstylist
PRODUCTION MISC
Casting
Prod coord
Asst prod coord
Asst to the prods
Prod asst
Prod asst
Prod accountant
Asst prod accountant
Scr supv
Kenpo tech adv
Tech adv
of the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department
Tech adv
of the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department
Loc mgr
Asst loc mgr
Loc scout
Loc intern
Casting asst
Extra casting
Extra casting
Caterer
Craft service
Craft service
First aid
Studio teacher
Studio teacher
Animal trainer
Transportation coord
Transportation capt
Transportation capt
Driver
Driver
Driver
Driver
Driver
Driver
Driver
Driver
Driver
Driver
Security
Fitness trainer
STAND INS
Stunt coord
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
COLOR PERSONNEL
Col timer
Processing by
SOURCES
SONGS
"Streets Of Thunder," written by David Michael Frank and Todd Smallwood, performed by Todd Smallwood
"Funkier Than Funky," written by Dr. Rock and A. M. D., published by Ashley-Barbara Ann Music & Fela Fresh Music (BMI), performed by Fela Fresh Crew, courtesy of Par Records
"Nonbelievers," written by Rodney Gordon and Mike T, published by Lonzoland Music (ASCAP), performed by T. Bear of the Compton Cartel, courtesy of Par Records
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SONGS
"Streets Of Thunder," written by David Michael Frank and Todd Smallwood, performed by Todd Smallwood
"Funkier Than Funky," written by Dr. Rock and A. M. D., published by Ashley-Barbara Ann Music & Fela Fresh Music (BMI), performed by Fela Fresh Crew, courtesy of Par Records
"Nonbelievers," written by Rodney Gordon and Mike T, published by Lonzoland Music (ASCAP), performed by T. Bear of the Compton Cartel, courtesy of Par Records
"Bay Bay's Kids," written by Bernard Hoffman, published by Lonzoland Music (ASCAP), performed by KAOS Posse of the Compton Cartel, courtesy of Par Records
"Let's Get Hype," written by Louis Mayes and Mike T, published by Lonzoland Music (ASCAP), performed by Looney Tunes of the Compton Cartel, courtesy of Par Records
"How Could You," written by Michael Lewis, published by Lonzoland Music (ASCAP), performed by J Foe and HI Risk of the Compton Cartel, courtesy of Par Records
"Fela Fresh Groove (Industrial Mix)," written by Dr. Rock, published by Ashley-Barbara Ann Music & Fela Fresh Music (BMI), performed by Fela Fresh Crew, courtesy of Par Records.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
12 March 1993
Premiere Information:
Los Angeles opening: 12 March 1993
Production Date:
began 22 March 1992
Physical Properties:
Sound
Spectral Recording Dolby Stereo SR® in selected theatres
Color
Lenses
Filmed with Panavision® Cameras & Lenses
Duration(in mins):
88
MPAA Rating:
R
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In the crime-ridden neighborhood of South Central Los Angeles, California, the Latin Lords plan to call a truce with “8 Ball,” the leader of rival African-American gang, the Blades. However, they arrive at the designated meeting place and discover they were set up by James Franklin, an organized criminal who intends to perpetuate the gang rivalry for his own gain. Franklin shoots the Latin Lords, but getaway driver, Carlos Sanchez, escapes. Meanwhile, retired LAPD officer Jake Barrett now works in his father’s automotive repair shop, still haunted by his failure to rescue an eight-year-old girl from a hostage crisis several years earlier. One morning, Jake’s neighbor convinces him to help her friend, Rebecca Sanchez. Jake assumes the issue is car-related and is surprised to learn Rebecca wants him to track down her brother, Carlos, who has been missing since Franklin’s ambush. He gently refuses, reminding her he is no longer active on the police force. However, Franklin kills several more members of the Latin Lords and the Blades, staging the murders to make it appear as if the rival gangs are responsible. Although the Latin Lords’ leader, Cisco, is prepared to wage war against the Blades, Jake suspects something is amiss and asks the two gangs for time to investigate. Learning of Jake’s interference, Franklin sends a hit man to have him assassinated. Jake kills the attacker and takes the body to his friend Raymond, a forensics expert on the LAPD. Raymond notices the hit man has burned off his fingerprints and undergone extreme cosmetic surgery to thoroughly disguise his identity. After performing an autopsy, he calls Jake and arranges to meet so they can discuss his findings. However, ... +


In the crime-ridden neighborhood of South Central Los Angeles, California, the Latin Lords plan to call a truce with “8 Ball,” the leader of rival African-American gang, the Blades. However, they arrive at the designated meeting place and discover they were set up by James Franklin, an organized criminal who intends to perpetuate the gang rivalry for his own gain. Franklin shoots the Latin Lords, but getaway driver, Carlos Sanchez, escapes. Meanwhile, retired LAPD officer Jake Barrett now works in his father’s automotive repair shop, still haunted by his failure to rescue an eight-year-old girl from a hostage crisis several years earlier. One morning, Jake’s neighbor convinces him to help her friend, Rebecca Sanchez. Jake assumes the issue is car-related and is surprised to learn Rebecca wants him to track down her brother, Carlos, who has been missing since Franklin’s ambush. He gently refuses, reminding her he is no longer active on the police force. However, Franklin kills several more members of the Latin Lords and the Blades, staging the murders to make it appear as if the rival gangs are responsible. Although the Latin Lords’ leader, Cisco, is prepared to wage war against the Blades, Jake suspects something is amiss and asks the two gangs for time to investigate. Learning of Jake’s interference, Franklin sends a hit man to have him assassinated. Jake kills the attacker and takes the body to his friend Raymond, a forensics expert on the LAPD. Raymond notices the hit man has burned off his fingerprints and undergone extreme cosmetic surgery to thoroughly disguise his identity. After performing an autopsy, he calls Jake and arranges to meet so they can discuss his findings. However, Franklin wiretaps the phone and shoots Raymond moments before Jake arrives at the designated location. Vowing revenge, Jake retrieves his gun and police badge and calls his former boss, Lieutenant Bill Crowe, who informs him that someone pretending to be Jake murdered 8 Ball at a nightclub. The next morning, Franklin poses as a police officer and tricks Rebecca into revealing information about Jake’s investigation before kidnapping her. Meanwhile, Jake finds Carlos hiding in a shed near Griffith Park and takes him back to the police station. Accessing Raymond’s computer files, he discovers that Franklin’s men are corrupt police officers, while Franklin himself is a decorated member of the U.S. Army Special Forces. Franklin sends Jake a message requesting to trade Carlos for Rebecca that evening in a train yard. Refusing to comply, Jake puts Carlos in protective custody while he searches for Franklin’s headquarters. In a downtown warehouse, he uncovers Franklin’s plans to rob a jewelry store and incriminate the Latin Lords. While inspecting the crime scene, he alerts Lt. Crowe of the train yard meeting and asks for backup. At nightfall, Jake goes to the train yard and fights Franklin’s henchmen with the assistance of the Blades and Latin Lords. Franklin holds Rebecca at gunpoint, triggering painful memories of Jake’s failed hostage rescue. Determined not to make the same mistake again, Jake fights Franklin and repeatedly shoots him in the chest. Afterward, the two gangs converge and Carlos reunites with Rebecca. Lt. Crowe offers Jake his job back, but Jake promises to “think about it.” +

In the crime-ridden neighborhood of South Central Los Angeles, California, the Latin Lords plan to call a truce with “8 Ball,” the leader of rival African-American gang, the Blades. However, they arrive at the designated meeting place and discover they were set up by James Franklin, an organized criminal who intends to perpetuate the gang rivalry for his own gain. Franklin shoots the Latin Lords, but getaway driver, Carlos Sanchez, escapes. Meanwhile, retired LAPD officer Jake Barrett now works in his father’s automotive repair shop, still haunted by his failure to rescue an eight-year-old girl from a hostage crisis several years earlier. One morning, Jake’s neighbor convinces him to help her friend, Rebecca Sanchez. Jake assumes the issue is car-related and is surprised to learn Rebecca wants him to track down her brother, Carlos, who has been missing since Franklin’s ambush. He gently refuses, reminding her he is no longer active on the police force. However, Franklin kills several more members of the Latin Lords and the Blades, staging the murders to make it appear as if the rival gangs are responsible. Although the Latin Lords’ leader, Cisco, is prepared to wage war against the Blades, Jake suspects something is amiss and asks the two gangs for time to investigate. Learning of Jake’s interference, Franklin sends a hit man to have him assassinated. Jake kills the attacker and takes the body to his friend Raymond, a forensics expert on the LAPD. Raymond notices the hit man has burned off his fingerprints and undergone extreme cosmetic surgery to thoroughly disguise his identity. After performing an autopsy, he calls Jake and arranges to meet so they can discuss his findings. However, Franklin wiretaps the phone and shoots Raymond moments before Jake arrives at the designated location. Vowing revenge, Jake retrieves his gun and police badge and calls his former boss, Lieutenant Bill Crowe, who informs him that someone pretending to be Jake murdered 8 Ball at a nightclub. The next morning, Franklin poses as a police officer and tricks Rebecca into revealing information about Jake’s investigation before kidnapping her. Meanwhile, Jake finds Carlos hiding in a shed near Griffith Park and takes him back to the police station. Accessing Raymond’s computer files, he discovers that Franklin’s men are corrupt police officers, while Franklin himself is a decorated member of the U.S. Army Special Forces. Franklin sends Jake a message requesting to trade Carlos for Rebecca that evening in a train yard. Refusing to comply, Jake puts Carlos in protective custody while he searches for Franklin’s headquarters. In a downtown warehouse, he uncovers Franklin’s plans to rob a jewelry store and incriminate the Latin Lords. While inspecting the crime scene, he alerts Lt. Crowe of the train yard meeting and asks for backup. At nightfall, Jake goes to the train yard and fights Franklin’s henchmen with the assistance of the Blades and Latin Lords. Franklin holds Rebecca at gunpoint, triggering painful memories of Jake’s failed hostage rescue. Determined not to make the same mistake again, Jake fights Franklin and repeatedly shoots him in the chest. Afterward, the two gangs converge and Carlos reunites with Rebecca. Lt. Crowe offers Jake his job back, but Jake promises to “think about it.” +

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