Good intentions alone cannot redeem a lousy movie, but at least they can excuse it. Let that be the epitaph for ON THE BLOCK, a dreadfully sincere and sincerely dreadful look at the seedy side of Baltimore.
It's called "the Block"--Baltimore's real-life red light district, a concentration of porno palaces, strip clubs and flophouses where prostitutes, junkies, johns, exotic dancers and cheap-thrillseekers congregate. ON THE BLOCK was filmed on location, and utilizes some of the Block's actual
stripper joints in telling the tale of Libby (Marilyn Jones), a recovering addict and part-time hooker, newly arrived in town. Attractive and tough on the outside, Libby's...