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Half Moon Street (1986)

Dr. Slaughter, a researcher in London who works as a high class hooker in her spare time, becomes a pawn in a dangerous political game, when her latest john Lord Bulbeck, who's negotiating an Arab-Israeli peace treaty, falls for her.

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Cast

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Lauren Slaughter
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Lord Bulbeck
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General Sir George Newhouse
Faith Kent ...
Lady Newhouse
Ram John Holder ...
Lindsay Walker
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Hugo Van Arkady
Ann Hanson ...
Mrs. Van Arkady
Patrick Newman ...
Julian Shuttle
Niall O'Brien ...
Captain Twilley
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Karim Hatami
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Sonny
Muriel Villiers ...
Madame Cybele
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Tom Haldane
Ninka Scott ...
Mrs. Haldane
Jasper Jacob ...
Rex Lanham
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Storyline

Dr. Lauren Slaughter, a research fellow at the Arab-Anglo Institute in London is utterly frustrated by her job. To supplement her income, she starts moonlighting at the Jasmine Escort Service, where she has more control over men and money than she does at the office. On one of her 'dates', Lauren meets the politician Lord Bulbeck who is trying to mediate a peace accord between the Arabs and Israelis. Bulbeck falls in love with his escort, and unwittingly, Lauren becomes a pawn in some very dirty politics. Written by Thorsten Roskowetz <itroskow@mordor.informatik.uni-osnabrueck.de>

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Dr. Lauren Slaughter, professor, emissary, hooker, target.

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Thriller | Drama

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Release Date:

26 September 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Diplomás örömlány  »

Box Office

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$1,131,399 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The word "gonbay", mentioned in the movie, is Chinese, and translates into English as "cheers". See more »

Goofs

When the would-be assassin enters the bathroom he attempts to switch on the light using a 4-gang wall-switch. It is illegal (in the UK) to have such switches inside a bathroom. If wall-switches are used, they must be outside. The alternative is to use cord-operated ceiling-switches. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Lauren Slaughter: Am I supposed to say "Your place or mine?"
Karim Hatami: No. These days, you say "Betamax or VHS?"
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Connections

References The Front Page (1931) See more »

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East 34th Street
Music by Dick Walter
KPM Music Ltd
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One Hot Leading Lady! (and the movie isn't bad either.)
22 June 2001 | by (New Mexico, USA) – See all my reviews

Before I give you my opinion of this movie, I must tell you that I bought it just for the fact that Sigourney Weaver was in it. Back in late '93 - early '94, I was just becoming one of Ms. Weaver's fans. I bought the video from a little video store close to my house. When I watched it, it was (and still is!) a real treat to see a topless Ms. Weaver. Not only is she topless in more than one place in the film, the whole "famous exercise bike" scene has to rank as one of the top ten seduction scenes in my book! That having been said, as the years have passed, I've grown to like the rest of the movie for what it is: a romance/political suspense movie. I have yet to read the book, but I hope to sometime. All in all, a great movie!


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