|Directed by||Jerry Schatzberg|
|Produced by||Yoram Globus|
|Written by||David Freeman|
|Music by||Robert Irving III|
|Edited by||Priscilla Nedd|
|Distributed by||Cannon Group|
|March 20, 1987|
Magazine reporter Jonathan Fisher (Christopher Reeve), in danger of losing his job, promises to write a hard-hitting story on prostitution. When no one on the street will talk to him, he fabricates a story of a pimp that is so well-received it puts his career back on track. However, the police and the district attorney think the story is of a real pimp who is wanted for murder and start pressuring him to reveal the identity of his subject. Fast Black (Morgan Freeman), a pimp and police suspect, also believes that the story is about him and wants to know who betrayed him to Jonathan. From there a battle of wits and wills ensues between Jonathan and Fast Black, in addition to Jonathan becoming involved with one of the pimp's call girls, Punchy (Kathy Baker).
Street Smart was a long time pet project of Christopher Reeve, but he was having difficulty getting the film financed. When the Cannon Group acquired the rights to Superman IV: The Quest For Peace, Reeve agreed to do the film partly because Cannon promised to give Street Smart the financial backing it needed.
Morgan Freeman was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award (among other honors) for Best Supporting Actor for his role. Despite having appeared in The Electric Company during the 1970s, Freeman has considered Fast Black to be his true breakthrough role. He also considers the role to be his favorite Oscar-nominated performance.