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Mayflower Madam (1987)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  15 November 1987 (USA)
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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... See full summary »

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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 ...
Hilary
Victoria Loving ...
Pamela
Robert Silver ...
Eddie
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Risa Dickstein
Georgia Allen ...
Landlord's Lawyer
Sydney Barrows ...
Jane Berman ...
Job Interviewer
Jennifer Deer Johnson ...
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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The Scandal that Rocked New York City. See more »

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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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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.

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