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The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood (1980)

 -  Comedy  -  4 June 1980 (USA)
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A madcap comedy about Xaviera's attempt to make a film in Hollywood based on her book. Getting mixed up with some of the biggest crooked producers in town, she beats them all at their own game, and makes the film without them.

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Robby Rottman
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Lionel Lamely
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Joseph Rottman
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William B. Warkoff
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Susan Kiger ...
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Betty Jean Samuelson ...
Joy Pecker
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A madcap comedy about Xaviera's attempt to make a film in Hollywood based on her book. Getting mixed up with some of the biggest crooked producers in town, she beats them all at their own game, and makes the film without them.

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Giarrettiera tutta matta  »

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On the audio track, Xaviera says, "Call Jake at the lab and make sure we'll have the film by six", but you can see her mouth the words "by four". A few seconds later, Maxine says "six o'clock" twice, but you can see she said "four o'clock" both times. See more »

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Xaviera Hollander: Let's dance.
[gets up, taking Lionel's hand]
Lionel Lamely: Yowza!
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Follows The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington (1977) See more »

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The best of the series... though that's not saying much
27 December 2009 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

"The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood" was one of the first movies made by notorious producers Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus after they took over Cannon Studios. Even at this stage, they showed here that they could make a decent-looking movie on a low budget (it has the highest production values of the trilogy). There is also a lot of nudity and sex - I think it's safe to say this movie has more sex and nudity than the first two movies combined. And the script has some amusing in-jokes (Silvers' character name "Warkoff" is obviously a sly send-up of B movie producer Samuel Z. Arkoff.)

Unfortunately, despite all this, the movie still doesn't add up to much. There may be all that sex and nudity, but it's directed with such an innocent attitude that it's not the least bit erotic. Silvers is wasted in a role that obviously didn't take long to film. West seems very embarrassed (his career was still in the toilet at the time.) But the biggest problem is that the movie doesn't have that much story. There's only half a story here, the rest being obvious filler.

Only for Golan and Globus fanatics who are determined to watch everything they produced.


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