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Street Smart
dir. Jerry Schatzberg / USA 1987 / 97’

Cast

Christopher Reeve, Morgan Freeman, Kathy Baker, Mimi Rogers, Andre Gregory

awards

Indepent Spirit Award dla Morgana Freemana za najlepszą męską rolę drugoplanową (Morgan Freeman) / Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male (Morgan Freeman)

Film description

Before Morgan Freeman became Hollywood’s regular narrator for his warm velveteen voice, he received the 1988 Oscar nomination for his role as a brutal pimp in Street Smart. The role and the Jerry Schatzberg film are rarely remembered, though, ironically, many critics feel it is the one gem of the director’s later work. Street Smart stars Christopher Reeve as a reporter whose fake story and lie set off a tragic chain of events. American critic Pauline Kael was unimpressed by Reeves’ role (“big nothing”), but any shortcomings are more than made up for by Freeman, Kathy Baker, the story’s moral nuances, and critique of the power structure Schatzberg capably weaves into neo-noir.

Prepared by: Błażej Hrapkowicz

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