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Hustling (1975)

Based on Gail Sheehy's book, this film chronicles how a reporter for a New York City magazine decided to investigate the city's prostitution industry to find out just who was making all the... See full summary »

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... Fran Morrison
... Orin Dietrich
... Wanda
... Swifty
... Dee Dee
Beverly Hope Atkinson ... Giselle
... Keogh
... Gustavino
... Lester Traube
... Geist
... Harold Levine
... Bus Driver
James Andronica ... Van Patrolman
... Detective
Clifford A. Pellow ... Business Suit (as Cliff Pellow)
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Based on Gail Sheehy's book, this film chronicles how a reporter for a New York City magazine decided to investigate the city's prostitution industry to find out just who was making all the money. What she found out caused a firestorm of controversy--that many of the city's richest and most powerful families and corporations benefited directly and indirectly from the illegal sex business. Written by Anonymous

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The girls, the cops, the cheap hotels, the twilight world of ... Hustling

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22 February 1975 (USA)  »

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La storia di Wanda  »

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According to Gail Sheehy, Jill Clayburgh walked 42nd Street for days, practicing her skills, and even arranged to go on a van with working girls to understand their world better. See more »

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When Fran's article is finally published, closeup of magazine cover does not contain a price, date or any other information always found on cover. See more »

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[after a prostitution task force press conference]
Fran Morrison: I haven't heard so many numbers in all my life.
Keogh: Come on, Morrison.
[leads her out of the press room]
Keogh: Oh, it makes them feel secure. You know, when you're a patrolman pounding a beat, you carry a gun. When you're a deputy inspector, you carry statistics.
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References The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) See more »

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"Occupation?" ... "Put down 'secretary'. I'm working for the city."
8 March 2015 | by See all my reviews

TV-made adaptation of Gail Sheehy's book about the prostitution-overflow in New York City was considered heady stuff in 1975, but time has turned the picture into trivial camp, complete with 'colorful' dialogue ("How can I bust prostitutes on a typewriter with a broken P?" ... "Try W."). Lee Remick plays that warhorse of clichés: the eager magazine writer hoping to get a juicy inside scoop. She befriends a low-class hooker for the sake of her in-depth piece, but the reporter's ultimate loss of innocence rings false within this too-clean scenario. Jill Clayburgh (in platform heels and talking with an artificial Flatbush twang) would have been far more convincing as an upscale Manhattan call-girl; here, pacing the seedy streets in her mini-skirt and fake-fur jacket, she resembles nothing more than the invasion of Hollywood, U.S.A. Some of the location shooting is well-captured, but the movie is a far cry from the gritty expose it clearly means to be; the phoniness of the characters and in the framework of the plot (de rigueur for television movies) sinks nearly all interest in the subject matter. Sheehy (who did not write the teleplay) did work as a consultant on the picture, which fails to explain Clayburgh's 'respectable' makeover at the finale and the interminable bus station farewell scene, which looks like something out of a Ginger Rogers movie.


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