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The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington (1977)

R | | Comedy | 15 July 1977 (USA)
The world's most famous madame is called to Washington to testify before Congress.

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Ward Thompson
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Senator Sturges
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Senator Caruso
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Senator Krause
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Senator Rawlings
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Randall Petersdorf
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Night Watchman
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Natalie Nussbaum
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Robby Boggs
Jerry Fischer ...
Sheik Ali
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Little Man
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Wong (as Harold Odd Job Sakata)
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Professor Simmons
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The world's most famous madame is called to Washington to testify before Congress.

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She served her country... the only way she knew how!

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During the congressional hearing Sen. Rawlings bangs his gavel and accidentally breaks a drinking glass, spilling water on his desk. Seconds later the unbroken glass can be seen. See more »

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References Casablanca (1942) See more »

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A Superb Performance by Joey Heatherton In Landmark Film
16 June 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Director William Levy's film based upon the exploits of Xaviera Hollander and from an insightful script by screen veteran Robert Kaufman. A cultural touchstone of America's Sexual Revolution, this film features an all star cast, including George Hamilton and Ray Walston in excellent supporting roles. It is, however, Joey Heatherton who gives what is nothing less than the performance of a lifetime as The Happy Hooker. She is superb in the role, funny, bright, engaging, and stunningly sexy. There is also subtle pathos in her work, reflecting a certain existential uncertainty that she artfully brings to her portrayal. This is indeed Ms. Heatherton's film and certainly her talent that overall sustains it. It also is an important statement regarding profound changes in the moral view of a nation and an incisive look into a time of massive societal transformations. An under-appreciated and often overlooked film, this remains one of the landmark motion pictures of the era.


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