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Hustling (1975)

Based on Gail Sheehy's book, this film chronicles how a reporter for a New York City magazine decided to investigate the city's prostitution industry to find out just who was making all the... See full summary »




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Orin Dietrich
Dee Dee
Beverly Hope Atkinson ...
Harold Levine
Bus Driver
James Andronica ...
Van Patrolman
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Business Suit (as Cliff Pellow)


Based on Gail Sheehy's book, this film chronicles how a reporter for a New York City magazine decided to investigate the city's prostitution industry to find out just who was making all the money. What she found out caused a firestorm of controversy--that many of the city's richest and most powerful families and corporations benefited directly and indirectly from the illegal sex business. Written by Anonymous

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The girls, the cops, the cheap hotels, the twilight world of ... Hustling







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22 February 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La storia di Wanda  »

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According to Gail Sheehy, Jill Clayburgh walked 42nd Street for days, practicing her skills, and even arranged to go on a van with working girls to understand their world better. See more »


When Fran's article is finally published, closeup of magazine cover does not contain a price, date or any other information always found on cover. See more »


Fran Morrison: A thousand prostitutes! Do you have any solutions?
Keogh: Sure! Every commuter should take one home.
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References The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) See more »

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Cliche-burdened film.
30 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

This film is based upon Gail Sheehy's pseudo-sociological book dealing with streetwalking prostitution in midtown New York, and features Lee Remick as a middle class magazine journalist who selects one particular harlot named Wanda (Jill Clayburgh) with whom she somewhat bonds in the course of investigating unsavoury real estate dealings involving socially prominent figures who ostensibly benefit from prostitution income. Despite the use of open mikes and harshly grained lighting to bring about a sense of aural and visual realism, the work suffers from a romantic approach to its subject, presenting the prostitutes and local police who arrest them as one reluctantly interlaced family, with the pimps grotesque caricatures, and the direction by Joseph Sargent vying with Jerry Fielding's jazzy score for being the most unimaginative contribution, whereas those real problems associated with this type of vice activity: venereal disease, the deleterious effect upon local business establishments, etc., are barely touched upon, indeed being submerged beneath a flurry of bootless subplots.

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