5.7/10
40
2 user 2 critic

Holiday Hookers (1976)

Natale in casa d'appuntamento (original title)
R | | Comedy | November 1979 (USA)
Madame is running a high class escort (and prostitution) service. She wants to quit the business as soon as she makes enough money to make her dreams come true. However, the relationship with her girls is deteriorating.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay)
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Pascale, married to an architect, misses her flight to London and is forced to stay in Berlin, at the Kleinhoff Hotel where she stayed as a student. Karl, a would-be revolutionary lives in ... See full summary »

Director: Carlo Lizzani
Stars: Corinne Cléry, Bruce Robinson, Katja Rupé
Striptease (1976)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A disillusioned and depressed film director is forced to confront his lack of humanity through his involvement in the death of a young actress and the suicide of her husband.

Director: Germán Lorente
Stars: Terence Stamp, Corinne Cléry, Pilar Velázquez
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A young woman abducts and subjects a doctor to various sexual torture acts whom she holds responsible for the death of her boyfriend.

Director: Lucio Fulci
Stars: Brett Halsey, Corinne Cléry, Blanca Marsillach
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Laura, a beautiful, famous and expensive photographic model, arrives in Cannes to pose for a series of photos by a well-known photographer. There she meets Almalarik, oil minister of an ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Garrone
Stars: Corinne Cléry, George Lazenby, Daniela Poggi
E tanta paura (1976)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A man is strangled by a female prostitute in his home at the same time as a woman is killed by a man with a spanner on an empty bus. In both cases the killer leaves an illustration from the... See full summary »

Director: Paolo Cavara
Stars: Corinne Cléry, Michele Placido, Quinto Parmeggiani
High Rollers (1976)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

During the 1920s France, con-men Philip and Felice escape prison and join forces to swindle Philip's rich ex-wife Belle.

Director: Sergio Corbucci
Stars: Anthony Quinn, Capucine, Adriano Celentano
Covert Action (1978)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

CIA agent's life is endangered after he writes a book about his career with the agency.

Director: Romolo Guerrieri
Stars: David Janssen, Arthur Kennedy, Maurizio Merli
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A famous radio announcer is being retired at the top of his career and in full professional maturity. But for him and his wife life is not over now, he has more plans.

Director: Ugo Tognazzi
Stars: Ugo Tognazzi, Ornella Vanoni, Roberta Paladini
Shoot (1976)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

When boredom, pride and a mad second of misjudgement leaves a hunter shot dead by one of five combat veterans also hunting in the Canadian hills, it is expected a police investigation will ... See full summary »

Director: Harvey Hart
Stars: Cliff Robertson, Ernest Borgnine, Henry Silva
Hitch-Hike (1977)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A bickering couple driving cross-country pick up a murderous hitchhiker who threatens to kill them unless they take him to a sanctuary. In return he agrees to split some bank loot he has on him.

Director: Pasquale Festa Campanile
Stars: Franco Nero, Corinne Cléry, David Hess
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

A warrior seeks his true origins in a seemingly prehistoric wasteland.

Director: Antonio Margheriti
Stars: Reb Brown, Corinne Cléry, Luciano Pigozzi
Les poneyttes (1967)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  
Director: Joël Le Moigné
Stars: Hubert, Corinne Cléry, Rosko
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Max
...
Nira
...
Senine
Silvia Dionisio ...
Rosana
Norma Jordan ...
Roxy
Fabrizio Jovine ...
Andrea
Jole Fierro ...
Rosa
Mimmo Palmara ...
Alberto
Maurizio Bonuglia ...
Franco
Carmen Scarpitta ...
Marta
Edit

Storyline

Madame is running a high class escort (and prostitution) service. She wants to quit the business as soon as she makes enough money to make her dreams come true. However, the relationship with her girls is deteriorating.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Put yourself in THEIR place! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

November 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Holiday Hookers  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Abysmal Italian sex drama which cannot even gain mileage from the novelty casting of Ernest Borgnine.
19 August 2005 | by (Todmorden, England) – See all my reviews

There are a couple of things about this Italian sex drama that are surprising, but none that are surprising in a good way. Surprise number one is the fact that the casting folks managed to get Ernest Borgnine to appear in a film of this kind. Surprise number two is that a film about Italian hookers could turn out to be so deadly dull - and it doesn't matter whether you're watching it for the story or the sex, because on both counts the film is an absolute snoozer.

Nira (Francoise Fabian) runs an elite brothel, under the guise of an art gallery in Rome. When she sells "paintings" she is, in fact, setting up her wealthy clients with stunning, high-class prostitutes. Nira has a select band of customers, including businessman Max (Ernest Borgnine), an ageing and gentlemanly client who dreams of finding the right girl to marry. Nira's motive for running the business is to pay for a new home and life for herself and her lover Alberto. However, as she enters the final few weeks of her career Nira begins to become more ruthless and close-minded towards her hookers, thus alienating them and forcing them to cut their ties with her. She finds herself turning to a married neighbour, Senine (Corinne Clery), to handle her remaining appointments.... but even there Nira treats Senine unfairly and disrespectfully. Just as Nira is about to escape the unsavoury existence she has carved for herself, the fates throw up one last cruel twist that shatters her dreams....

Natale In Casa D'Appuntamento (or whatever title you know it by - e.g. "Love By Appointment", "Christmas At The Brothel" or "Holiday Hookers") is a pointless and interminable time-waster. One can only assume that it is trying to convey some kind of message about the relationship between prostitutes and their employers, or prostitutes and their clients, or maybe even employers and clients.... but whatever the point may be, it is lost in endless scenes of boring chit-chat and po-faced philosophy. Borgnine - a former Oscar-winner for "Marty", and relatively fresh from hit movies like "The Wild Bunch" and "The Poseidon Adventure" - looks as out of place as a camel in Antarctica. He plays his character as an ingratiating, over-bearing "gentleman", and looks thoroughly embarrassed of his involvement in the whole thing. The film is sheer hell to sit through, yet has the nerve to end at a totally bewildering point (leaving the viewer more irritated and unsatisfied than ever). It took 90 minutes of my life to watch this film.... and I want that 90 minutes back!!!


5 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Holiday Hookers (1976) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?