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The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood -- 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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4 June 1980 (USA) See more »
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. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Martine Beswick ... Xaviera Hollander

Chris Lemmon ... Robby Rottman

Adam West ... Lionel Lamely

Richard Deacon ... Joseph Rottman

Phil Silvers ... William B. Warkoff

Charles Green ... George

Lisa London ... Laurie
Alexandra Morgan ... Max
Tanya Boyd ... Sylvie
Susan Kiger ... Susie
Randi Brough ... Twin
Candi Brough ... Twin

Lindsay Bloom ... Chris
Betty Jean Samuelson ... Joy Pecker
Jack Perkins ... Drunk Conventioner

Dick Miller ... New York Cop

Edie Adams ... Rita Beater
Chuck Wells ... Valet
Nick Powers ... Waiter
K.C. Winkler ... Amber
Len Mooy ... Studio Guard

Kim Hopkins ... Young Xaviera
Dana Feller ... Dana
Rebecca Burton ... Rebecca
Melonie Shey ... Melonie
Michu Case ... Michu
Liz Glazowski ... Liz

Aharon Ipalé ... Raul (as Aharon Ipale)

Ian Abercrombie ... Denis
Daniel Ades ... Guido (as Danny Ades)
Tony Crupi ... Tony
Camille Gaon ... Rosey

Paul Marin ... Tom

Pablo Marz ... Deli-Delivery

Merrie Lynn Ross ... Teresa
Herb Vigran ... Lab Manager (as Herbert Vigran)

Lyman Ward ... Real Estate Agent
Herbert Benkman ... Admiral
Joseph Chapman ... Miles
Barbara Gannen ... Marian
Yehuda Efroni ... Dominic

Paul Keith ... Desk Clerk
David Michels ... Cop (as Dave Michels)

Harry Moses ... Cop
Jay Saide ... Cop
Anne-Marie Roberts ... Street Hooker
Mark Lester ... The Client

Army Archerd ... Himself

Directed by
Alan Roberts 
Writing credits
Devin Goldenberg (screenplay)

Alan Roberts (story) and
Devin Goldenberg (story)

Produced by
Yoram Globus .... producer
Menahem Golan .... producer
Ronnie Hadar .... associate producer
Original Music by
Tom Perry 
Cinematography by
Stephen W. Gray (director of photography) (as Stephen Gray)
Film Editing by
Nicholas Wentworth 
Casting by
Ann Bell 
Art Direction by
George Costello 
Set Decoration by
Maria Caso  (as Maria Rebman)
Costume Design by
Lennie Barin 
Makeup Department
Bobby Flint .... makeup artist
Donald Morand .... hair designer (as Don Morand)
Margaret Richter .... makeup artist
Production Management
John Callas .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Callas .... first assistant director
Robin R. Oliver .... second assistant director (as Robin Oliver)
Art Department
Craig Abraham .... property assistant
Edward Ansara .... graphic artist
Mike Bingham .... construction supervisor (as Michael Bingham)
Jay Burichart .... property assistant
Tommy Estridge .... property master
Michael Orton .... illustrator
Debbi Richardson .... property assistant
Dena Roth .... assistant art director
Richard Scott .... property assistant (as Rick Scott)
Sound Department
Itzhak Magal .... sound mixer
Mark A. Mangini .... adr editor
Nicole Neuhaus .... assistant sound editor
Efraim Reuveni .... sound editor
Mark Ulano .... boom operator (as Mark F. Ulano)
Douglas Vaughan .... sound mixer
Morgan Brittany .... stunt artist
Erik Cord .... stunt artist
Wally Crowder .... stunt coordinator
Ken Fritz .... stunt artist
Dennis Madalone .... stunt artist
Debby Porter .... stunt artist
Roger Richman .... stunt artist
Tony Santoro .... stunt artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Assaf Amir .... electrician
Gregory Brown .... second electrician
Billy Dickson .... first assistant camera
Jerry Feldman .... gaffer
Pamela Fogel .... electrician
Ed George .... second assistant camera
Robert Gray .... gaffer (as Bob Gray)
Lee Grover .... first assistant camera: second unit
Ian Kincaid .... best boy (as Ian R. Kincaid)
David Lewis .... director of photography: second unit
Arte Shelton .... grip (as Arthur Shelton)
Marston Shelton .... key grip
Stephen St. John .... first assistant camera (as Steven St. John)
Thomas Vanghele .... second assistant camera (as Tom Vanghele)
Chuck Wells .... key grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Naomi Golan .... assistant to costume designer (as Neomi Golan)
Kerry Lyn McKissick .... assistant to costume designer (as Lyn McKissick)
Esther Shain .... wardrobe
Paul Wooldridge .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Elly De Vries .... first assistant editor: second unit
Judith Oliver .... second assistant editor: second unit
Patrick Roark .... associate editor (as Patrick T. Roark)
Linda Whittlesey .... second assistant editor: second unit
Location Management
Joseph A. Liuzzi .... location manager (as Joe Liuzzi)
Mahlon Todd Williams .... location manager (as Todd Williams)
Music Department
Don Bagley .... conductor
Don Bagley .... orchestrator
Transportation Department
Carl Johnson .... driver: Cinemobile
Other crew
Ethel Abels .... production auditor
Kent Adamson .... production assistant
Mark Levinson .... production assistant
Liz Mackiewicz .... assistant to producers
Kenny Myers .... production assistant
Mark Stein .... leather apparel
Frank J. Tsacrios .... assistant to associate producer
Jo Anna Walker .... publicist
Brenda Weisman .... script supervisor
Brenda West .... production assistant
Xaviera Hollander .... creator: "Happy Hooker" concept (uncredited)
Mort Fallick .... special thanks
Derrick Parsons .... special thanks

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88 min
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Audio/visual unsynchronized: 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 »
Xaviera Hollander:Let's dance.
[gets up, taking Lionel's hand]
Lionel Lamely:Yowza!
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Movie Connections:
References The Apple (1980)See more »


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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
The best of the series... though that's not saying much, 27 December 2009
Author: Wizard-8 from Victoria, BC

"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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