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The Stud (1978)

Fontaine Khaled is the wife of a wealthy but boring businessman. She spends his money on her nightclub, the hobo, and partying. She hires a manager, Tony, to run her club, but it is ... See full summary »

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Quentin Masters

Writers:

Jackie Collins (novel), Jackie Collins (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joan Collins ... Fontaine
Oliver Tobias ... Tony Blake
Sue Lloyd ... Vanessa
Mark Burns Mark Burns ... Leonard
Doug Fisher Doug Fisher ... Sammy
Walter Gotell ... Ben Khaled
Tony Allyn Tony Allyn ... Hal
Emma Jacobs Emma Jacobs ... Alex
Peter Lukas Peter Lukas ... Ian Thane
Natalie Ogle ... Maddy
Constantine Gregory ... Lord Newton (as Constantin De Goguel)
Merlyn Ward Merlyn Ward ... Peter (as Guy Ward)
Sarah Lawson ... Anne Khaled
Jeremy Child ... Lawyer
Franco De Rosa Franco De Rosa ... Franco
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Storyline

Fontaine Khaled is the wife of a wealthy but boring businessman. She spends his money on her nightclub, the hobo, and partying. She hires a manager, Tony, to run her club, but it is understood that his job security is dependent on him satisfying her nymphomaniac demands. Tony loses interest in Fontaine, and turns his attention to her young step daughter, who uses him to get back at Fontaine for cheating on her father. Written by <mbishara@netcomuk.co.uk>

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...satisfaction guaranteed

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Discoteca club privado See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Oliver Tobias once commented on his Toby Blake character: "I see him as a romantic -- the last lover. But he's used, and he wants to get out." See more »

Goofs

Felicity Buirski (Deborah) calls herself "Felicity" several times in the dialogue. See more »

Alternate Versions

For the US release, extra disco footage was added. See more »


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Love Is Like Oxygen
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Written by Trevor Griffin and Andy Scott
Performed by Sweet
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What's his name? What's his name?
6 June 2000 | by bakerjpSee all my reviews

Like the follow-up to "The Bitch", this is a Joan/Jackie Collins vehicle which represents an epiphany of late 1970s excess and trash.

We are shown a group of privileged amoral silly people in a way which attempts to "glamorise" their vapid "shopping and shagging" lifestyle. So meet the improbably named "Khalid Fontaine" (Collins playing a pre-Alexis Alexis), owner of nightclub "The Hobo", possibly the tackiest dive to ever soil the streets of London, England. Oliver Tobias plays the titular lead, an anti-hero who we recoil from.

Every scene is more excessive and ridiculous than the one before. The dialogue is wooden and childish. Collins' delivery is at its worst ever (apart from the Bitch), and that's saying something. She feels compelled to pronounce the last word of every line as if it's written in CAPS LOCK, bold case and italics in the script.

The drugged-out swimming pool scene is horrific. Did we have to see Joan's chest? The whole film is like an over-imaginative, over-sexed 14 year old's fantasy of the way that rich people must live.

See it! See it now!


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