Pamela Pearl (Trini Alvarado), the repressed, unhappy daughter of a New York politician (Peter Coffield) joins up with street punk Nicky Maratta (Robin Johnson) and the two run away to live in the abandoned piers. But when local DJ Johnny LaGuardia (Tim Curry) gets wind of the situation, the girls wind up becoming the outlaw cult icons "The Sleeze Sisters" and Nicky launches a musical career.

    Although it already pushed plausibility, the film suffered badly when it was taken out of the hands of writer/director Alan Moyle (PUMP UP THE VOLUME), and various musical sequences were added to merit a double-album soundtrack. The result was a choppy film with a schizophrenic soundtrack that failed to do anything at the box-office -- but over time, the film's developed a cult status all its own on VHS/DVD.

    Cast overview, first billed only:

    Tim Curry .... Johnny LaGuardia
    Trini Alvarado .... Pamela Pearl
    Robin Johnson .... Nicky Marotta
    Peter Coffield .... David Pearl
    Herbert Berghof .... Dr. Huber
    David Margulies .... Dr. Zymansky

    Anna Maria Horsford .... Rosie Washington
    Michael Margotta .... JoJo
    J.C. Quinn .... Simon
    Miguel Pinero .... Roberto
    Ronald 'Smokey' Stevens .... Heavy
    Billy Mernit .... Blondell
    Paul Bass .... Blondell
    Artie Weinstein .... Blondell
    Tim Choate .... Eastman