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Lady Magdalene's -- Jack Goldwater, an IRS agent on loan to the Federal Air Marshal Service, is relieved of field duty after insulting a powerful U.S. Senator, and finds himself exiled to a humiliating desk job in Nevada as the federal receiver managing a legal brothel in tax default. There, with the help of the madam, Lady Magdalene (Nichelle Nichols), and her working women, Agent Goldwater discovers an al-Qaeda plot involving one of the women that leads him to the tunnels underneath Hoover Dam, and a mystery that he can only solve with the help of Maggie and the brothel's women.


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  (in credits order)

Nichelle Nichols ... Lady Magdalene / Maggie, Singer

Ethan Keogh ... Jack Goldwater

Susan Smythe ... Angel
Claudia Lynx ... Scheherazade

Alexander Wraith ... Yassin Salem

Mark Gilvary ... The Director & FBI SAC Broderick

J. Neil Schulman ... Ali the American

Said Faraj ... Gamal Hosny

Mara Marini ... Nurse Gretchen
Vince Martorano ... IRS Agent Lewis Heinlein
Hope McBane ... Sinead
Michele Redmond ... Eden
Keyaria Rodriguez ... Pixie
Angela Rosiek ... Senator Red Kensington
Ron Czechorosky ... Mark Allred
Rahn Coleman ... Meriwhether
Kandi Blick ... Rangemaster Sally Collins

Adam Meir ... Khalid Abdel Bassit
Marian Michaels ... Senior Flight Attendant
Thomas M. Sipos ... Muhammad
Dargin McWhorter ... Cadillac Jack

Paul Guay ... Ted
Tom Slaughter ... Himself
Betty Schulman ... Grandma
Scott Kelly Galbreath ... The President
Anthony L. De Meo ... Nye County Sheriff Anthony L. De Meo
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andrew Alberti ... Samuel Weber
JoAnne Alberti ... Kitty Weber
Elisa 'LeeLee' Arias ... Cheating Sister (Barry Spanker Show)
Dan Bighaus ... Dancing Elvis
Renard Blanc ... Caregiver
Dan Devine ... Cheating Husband - Barry Spanker Show
Alice Eychaner ... Airplane Passenger
Justin W. Hill ... Casino patron
Alvin Jones ... Barry Spanker
Naomi Kline ... "Tell it sister!" Lady

Brad Linaweaver ... Voice on TV News (voice)
Tommye Murphy ... FBI Special Agent Thomas McGuire
Stephen Nelson ... Man in Casino / Man at Salad Bar
Soleil O'Neal-Schulman ... Say Cheese girl, Singer

Barack Obama ... Himself - Voice on TV News (voice) (archive footage)
Michael 'Tigger' Paul ... Bouncer #1 (Barry Spanker Show); Guitarist
Joe Perez ... BLM Security Officer Francisco Ballve
Ron Provencal ... Secret Service Agent
Inessa Pasternak Slaughter ... Devoted Wife (Barry Spanker Show)
Vita Smutko ... Call 911! blonde in hot tub
Joe Willett ... Bouncer #2 - Barry Spanker Show

Directed by
J. Neil Schulman 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
J. Neil Schulman  writer

Produced by
Sky Douglas Conway .... consulting producer
J. Kent Hastings .... associate producer
Randall N. Herrst .... associate producer
Pierre Lorillard .... line producer
Nichelle Nichols .... executive producer
Sascha Schneider .... consulting producer
Betty Schulman .... co-executive producer
J. Neil Schulman .... executive producer
Original Music by
Daniel May 
Cinematography by
Scott MacDonald (director of photography)
Film Editing by
J. Kent Hastings 
Casting by
J. Neil Schulman 
Production Design by
Stephen P. Noell 
Costume Design by
Heather Hershman 
Makeup Department
Aubrey Jensen .... assistant makeup artist
Alex Noble .... makeup supervisor
Production Management
Tara L. Craig .... unit production manager
Justin W. Hill .... production supervisor
Kira Robles .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jason C. Brown .... second second assistant director
Justin W. Hill .... first assistant director
Justin W. Hill .... second unit director
Andrew Shepherd .... second assistant director
Janet Yi .... additional second second assistant director
Art Department
Bianca Butti .... set dresser
Simon Keiland .... art assistant
Brett H. Knowlton .... lead man
Nicole Ruby .... set dresser
Sound Department
J. Kent Hastings .... dialogue editor
J. Kent Hastings .... re-recording mixer
J. Kent Hastings .... sound editor
Jarmil Maupin .... re-recording mixer
Jarmil Maupin .... supervising sound editor
Clay Miller .... sound editor
Alan Reyes .... boom operator
J. Neil Schulman .... foley artist
James P. Slingluff .... sound mixer
Visual Effects by
J. Kent Hastings .... captions & credits
J. Kent Hastings .... digital compositor
J. Kent Hastings .... digital effects artist
Bob Lloyd .... visual effects supervisor
Bill Carns .... precision driving
Ann Coccagnia .... stunts
Joe Perez .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
David Ansick .... grip
Jessica Blakely .... second assistant camera
Chris Coleman .... best boy grip
John DeChancie .... additional camera operator
Nicholas Fry .... best boy electric
Andrew Fulton .... key grip
J. Kent Hastings .... additional camera operator
Randall N. Herrst .... director of photography: second unit, interviews
Justin W. Hill .... camera operator: aerial unit
Dwight F. Lay .... gaffer
Soleil O'Neal-Schulman .... additional camera operator
Jarrod Oswald .... first assistant camera
Joe Perez .... stunt camera operator
J. Neil Schulman .... additional camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Hillari James .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Robert Meyer Burnett .... consulting editor
J. Neil Schulman .... post-production coordinator
Location Management
Justin W. Hill .... location consultant
Music Department
Rahn Coleman .... music supervisor
J. Neil Schulman .... music editor
Other crew
Marc Casabani .... cultural advisor
Marc Casabani .... dialect coach: arabic
Marc Casabani .... translator
Jenessa Conner .... script supervisor (as Jenessa Garcia)
John DeChancie .... production assistant
Jesse Fusco .... production assistant
J. Kent Hastings .... operator: Wafian
Justin W. Hill .... operator: Wafian
Robby LaFuente .... production assistant
Claudia Lynx .... dialect coach: Farsi
Claudia Lynx .... translator: Farsi
Nichelle Nichols .... choreographer
Elsa Ramo .... production legal
Erika L. Tomkowiak .... production coordinator
Heather M. Wiegand .... key set production assistant
Tina Brisebell .... special thanks
Tim Cantwell .... special thanks
Anthony L. De Meo .... special thanks
Alice Eychaner .... special thanks
Mark 'Free' Friedlander .... special thanks
Dawn House .... special thanks
Bill Loken .... special thanks
Scott Miller .... special thanks (as Scott Miller)
Ignatius Piazza .... special thanks
Wm. David Rencher .... special thanks
Julius Schulman .... For My Dad, Julius Schulman
Vernon Van Winkle .... special thanks

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116 min | USA:116 min (2009 cut)
Aspect Ratio:
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British actor Mark Gilvary played two roles in Lady Magdalene's - an FBI special agent and the Director of al Qaeda - and almost nobody seeing the film has recognized Mark as having played both parts. Gilvary ordinarily speaks in a Scottish accent. In Lady Magdalene's, where he played two roles, all his dialogue was performed either in an American accent or an Arabic accent. After living at the crew hotel for over a month, Gilvary approached a desk clerk he'd become friends with in full Arabic costume and make-up, and speaking to her with an Arabic accent. The hotel clerk didn't know who he was until after ten minutes conversation Mark told her.See more »
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12 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
First 30 minutes is of unintentional comedy gold....then outstays it's welcome, 25 July 2013
Author: bljonathan from United Kingdom

I saw this film after hearing about how the director got 'trolled' on IMDb , with 1/10 ratings. Many of those ratings obviously duplicates. Nevertheless, the director insists that we actually watch the film before judging. That sounds reasonable so I did. The film is even on YouTube.

The film is about some guy who works for the IRS and is accused of racially profiling some (arab?) guy on a plane, for having a violin thinking it was a bomb. To be fair the guy was also watching a video of 9-11. Anyhow he is demoted to an assignment administrating a brothel in Nevada, where he finds out that he may have been right to be suspicious after all.

The YouTube version actually begins with a 5 minute director presentation flogging his herbal merchandise. If you can't be bothered to watch the whole film I implore you to watch this first 5 minutes for it's unintentional hilarity. The director is asked questions by an overly eager interviewer, and the director himself admits to being tired as he hadn't had much sleep. I guess it's hard to describe in words but it just oozed with awkwardness. It's like a Bruce Willis interview.

The first 30 minutes I was somewhat hooked from the obvious so bad it's good. The acting and writing is clumsy and robotic. There is the scene early on where this IRS protagonist is appealing to the tribuneral. The response from the female head of this tribunal, and i'm not sure if it's the acting, writing or both, is is bland and overly long. It's like a long sentence with no punctuation. Unfortunately the so bad it's good loses it's appeal after the first 50 or so minutes. The film is surprisingly long for what it is and would have been better if it was at least 20 minutes shorter than it is. The film is also not so subtle in it's libertarian messages.

Is it the worst film ever? No, not even close. The sound is good. I can hear what the actors are saying and that automatically puts it above many of the dreadful indie films you see on those obscure TV channels. Enjoy it for what it is.

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