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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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Release Date:
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
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
Joseph A. Liuzzi .... location manager (as Joe Liuzzi)
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
Mahlon Todd Williams .... location manager (as Todd Williams)
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 »
Rita Beater:So, eh, tell me, Cinderella...
Xaviera Hollander:It's not Cinderella, it's Xaviera.
Rita Beater:If you prefer, I wasn't aware that you could pronounce it both ways.
Xaviera Hollander:You can't.
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Movie Connections:
References The Swap (1979)See more »


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4 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Dreadful..., 10 May 2002
Author: Gregster-5

This movie purports to show us the background to how the orginal "Happy Hooker" movie was made (with Lynn Redgrave in the original). Hollywood parties abound with producers telling Xavier how successful the movie will be. Imn fact, both movie, this and original look like they were made on about $30 budget, with compellingly awful 1970's cheapo production values. Martine Beswick has a nice figure, but hardly worth the intellectual insult required to make it to those scenes. Absolutely ghastly in about every sense.

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