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Director:
Writers:
Gerry O'Hara (writer)
Jackie Collins (novel)
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Release Date:
December 1979 (Turkey) See more »
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Plot:
The owner of a trendy disco starts having problems with the men in her life and the Mafia, which is trying to move in on her place. | Add synopsis »
NewsDesk:
(12 articles)
Joan Collins and John Hurt Honored by Queen Elizabeth II
 (From PEOPLE.com. 30 December 2014, 5:35 PM, PST)

Joan Collins and John Hurt Honored by Queen Elizabeth II
 (From PEOPLE.com. 30 December 2014, 5:35 PM, PST)

Q&A: Joan Collins
 (From The Guardian - TV News. 31 May 2014, 12:00 AM, PDT)

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Cast

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Joan Collins ... Fontaine Khaled
Antonio Cantafora ... Nico Cantafora (as Michael Coby)
Kenneth Haigh ... Arnold Rinstead

Ian Hendry ... Thrush Feather

Pamela Salem ... Lynn

Sue Lloyd ... Vanessa Grant
Mark Burns ... Leonard Grant

John Ratzenberger ... Hal Leonard

Carolyn Seymour ... Polly Logan
Doug Fisher ... Sammy
Sharon Fussey ... Denise (Sammy's Girl)

Peter Wight ... Ricky
George Sweeney ... Sandy Roots
Maurice Thorogood ... Paul
Bill Mitchell ... Bernie
Alibe Parsons ... Bernice
Mela White ... Mrs. Walters
Maurice O'Connell ... John-Joe
Anthony Heaton ... Luke

Timothy Carlton ... Jamie (as Tim Carlton)
Jill Melford ... Sharon

Peter Burton ... Hotel Night Manager
Annie Lambert ... Hotel Desk Clerk
Steve Plytas ... Louis Almond
Graham Simpson ... Mario
Grant Santino ... Disco Dancer
Cherry Gillespie ... Disco Girl
William Van Der Puye ... Disc Jockey
Chris Jagger ... Terry Langham
Tai Ling ... Mai Ling
Kari Ann ... Marinka
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dixon Adams ... Switchboard Operator (uncredited)
Nicholas Amer ... Restaurant Maître D' (uncredited)
John Burgess ... Jeweller (uncredited)
Harry Fielder ... Punter (uncredited)
Toria Fuller ... Check - in Girl at Kennedy Airport (uncredited)

Jean Gilpin ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Jeremy Gittens ... Italian Waiter (uncredited)
Karl Held ... American Newsreader (uncredited)
Eamonn Jones ... Drunk Passenger in Jumbo (uncredited)

Bill Nighy ... Flower Delivery Boy (uncredited)
John Oxley ... Customs Officer (uncredited)
Hilary Ryan ... Stewardess (uncredited)
Vicki Scott ... Girl in Pool (uncredited)

Directed by
Gerry O'Hara 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jackie Collins  novel
Gerry O'Hara  writer

Produced by
Ronald S. Kass .... executive producer (as Ron Kass)
Oscar Lerman .... executive producer
John Quested .... producer
Edward Simons .... executive producer (as Edward D. Simons)
 
Original Music by
Biddu 
 
Cinematography by
Dennis C. Lewiston  (as Dennis Lewiston)
 
Film Editing by
Eddy Joseph 
 
Casting by
Marilyn Johnson 
 
Art Direction by
Malcolm Middleton 
 
Costume Design by
Pip Newbery 
Penny Rose 
 
Makeup Department
Betty Glasow .... hair stylist
Freddie Williamson .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jake Wright .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Redmond Morris .... assistant director
Terry Pearce .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Ian Watson .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
David Crozier .... sound mixer
Mike Hopkins .... sound editor (as Michael Hopkins)
Ken Scrivener .... sound re-recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Martin Evans .... gaffer
Dennis Fraser .... grip
Ronnie Rampton .... best boy
David Wynn-Jones .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Richard James .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Mike Moran .... conductor
Mike Moran .... music arranger
Ivor Raymonde .... composer: additional music
Dick Rowe .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Richard Booz .... driver
 
Other crew
Peter Burton .... dialogue coach
Ceri Evans .... continuity
 

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89 min
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Trivia:
The film watched by Fontaine and Nico on the flight to London is The Stud (1978)See more »
Quotes:
[Paul tries to join Fontaine in the shower]
Fontaine Khaled:Paul, I don't have time for an encore!
Paul:Not even time to take a bow?
Fontaine Khaled:Well - maybe just a tiny curtsey!
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Giving Up, Giving InSee more »

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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
hmmmm..., 14 August 2000

If you take "The Stud" as the height of the hedonistic campy and thrashy disco 70's then this is not your movie as it is a major let down.

Joan Collins revives her role as the hedonistic and sexually liberated Mrs. Fontain Khaled (read as "BITCH") is now divorced after her husband found incriminating evidence of her bonking Tony (The Stud.. if you remember) and is now doing every one in sight. She must be really bored with her sex life because in a few hours of her arrival in London she screws her driver????

And so the saga of sex and sin continues...and unfortunately the sex scenes in this movie can be summerised in one word.."AWFUL" The actors actually look so bored and lifeless it is amazing, plus there is the obligatory pool-orgy.

The only thing to ss in this movie is when the main titles roll, and as the title song comes on, we see Joan Collins without any make up (looking as pale as a milk ). As it continues she does a total make over and by the end completes looking like the BITCH she loves to play.

Worth only for die hard J.C. fans, but they may be disapointed.

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