A good story told poorly. That is the ironic fate of “Street Smart.” This 1987 film was part of the late Christopher Reeve’s canon of cinematic mediocrity prior to his becoming An Inspiration To Us All. Reeve plays a struggling journalist. To please his boss, he makes up a story about a pimp. It turns out that several people think he wrote about an actual pimp. There’s a pimp (early Morgan Freeman), a pimp’s defense attorney, and the DA trying to nail a pimp for murder. Film noir-type hijinks ensue (jazzy background music, dead hookers, double-crosses, stabbings, Mimi Rogers, etc.).

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