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Sydney Biddle Barrows
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Matt Whittington
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Virginia
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Frank Gullet
Debra Rogers ...
Tammy
Leslie Hardy ...
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Victoria Loving ...
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Robert Silver ...
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Risa Dickstein
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Paula
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Fenton
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Forbes
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Inspired by the explosive sex-for-sale scandal that rocked Manhattan in 1984, the infamous Sydney Biddle Barrows, a driven young socialite, opens an exclusive escort service catering to the wealthy and affluent. From Sydney's rise to become a million-dollar, modern-day madam to her notorious plummet into bankruptcy and public disgrace, experience a private glimpse into the forbidden world of high-class prostitution-where money talks...pleasure sells...and discretion is everything. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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Sex Sells! For real-life Manhattanite Sydney Biddle Barrows, it sold very, very well... See more »

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15 November 1987 (USA)  »

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Az én virágárúsnőm  »

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The story is set in New York City, but the film was actually shot in Atlanta. In one street scene, a very distinctive MARTA bus passes in the background. MARTA is the mass transit authority of Atlanta. See more »

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Dull
25 August 2001 | by (Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

"Mayflower Madam" is a dull, insipid film about Sidney Biddle Barrows who ran a high-class call-girl ring in 1980s New York. The book by Barrows, on which this movie is based, is far more interesting because it tells the tale of how a well-bred WASP got into the escort service business. The book is prurient and titillating without being offensive. The movie is merely boring. Candice Bergen is miscast as the Mayflower Madam.

(Reviewed by Sundar Narayan)


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