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Hussy (1980)

R | | Drama | May 1980 (UK)
Beaty is a prostitute working out of a high-class London cabaret where Emory is a technician. They begin an affair encumbered by her job, his lack of money, and their pasts: Beaty has a ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Helen Mirren ... Beaty Simons
John Shea ... Emory Cole
Paul Angelis Paul Angelis ... Alex Denham
Murray Salem Murray Salem ... Max
Jenny Runacre ... Vere
Daniel Chasin Daniel Chasin ... Billy
Patti Boulaye Patti Boulaye ... Tama - Cabaret Singer
Charles Yates Charles Yates ... Charles
Marika Rivera Marika Rivera ... French Singer
Hal Galili ... Big Shot
William Hootkins ... 1st. Punter
Rupert Frazer Rupert Frazer ... 2nd. Punter
April Olrich April Olrich ... Rene
Sandy Ratcliff ... Olympia
Jill Melford Jill Melford ... Chief Hostess
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Beaty is a prostitute working out of a high-class London cabaret where Emory is a technician. They begin an affair encumbered by her job, his lack of money, and their pasts: Beaty has a ten-year-old son who lives with her ex, and she has a dangerous former boyfriend; Emory has a wife who died in questionable circumstances and a shady friend who shows up with a scheme for making lots of money. Beaty and Emory want to sort things out, but the odds are against them. Life is no cabaret. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1980 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Hussy - Yöperho See more »

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London, England, UK

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Color (Eastmancolor)
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A film that exploits Mirren's name
9 February 2008 | by groggoSee all my reviews

This was not a bad film, but without Helen Mirren's acting -- she was superb even in 1980 -- I'm not sure how bad it COULD have been. Unfortunately, she's teamed here with John Shea, an American would-be heartthrob who was supposed to be a big star at one time until someone found he wasn't a very good actor.

It was annoying to rent this, because the DVD jacket shows Mirren in sexy poses. She is never really nude; we get a profile glimpse of one of her breasts as she climbs into a bathtub. But the DVD jacket would have you believe she's all but into explicit sex here. Pure exploitation of Mirren. This movie would have been more or less forgettable if she hadn't gone on to greater things.

All things considered, this is just another familiar and formulaic 'thriller' about a hard-working single mother reduced to prostitution who gets it on with Shea after a 'romance' of sorts.

My personal rule of thumb: if you're looking for a sexy movie, and a DVD has sexy pictures on the front, there's a 90 per cent chance you're going to be disappointed. This movie is just another example of the rule.


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