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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 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 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 »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Color (Eastmancolor)
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25 February 2007 | by dreamonforever1See all my reviews

well, the title is certainly "trashy" enough to mislead those looking for a quality drama away to other things. the makers definitely could've chosen a better one, but perhaps they wanted the added interest a lurid title would draw? the box the DVD i watched came in had this extra bit of salaciousness as a caption at the top: "how much sex is enough" (l.o.l.) but, being familiar with helen mirren's career, i knew that if she were starring in it there might be nudity (and there is), but it'd be a first-rate film (and it is). she's always been a knockout, in addition to being one of Britain's best actresses. hence, her honorary status there as a "dame." (she was also, at age 60, recently a marquee guest speaker at the local film festival) i'm really surprised, though, that somebody didn't go back and change the title of this film. anyway, i liked it. if you like helen mirren - particularly, early h.m. - you'll like it, too. note her entrance into the film's story after the first few minutes. that tells you everything you need to know about what the filmmakers think of her, and her own class.


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