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Scandalous (1984)

An investigative reporter following an espionage story goes to London and gets involved with murder, scam artists and rock concerts.

Director:

Rob Cohen

Writers:

Larry Cohen (story), Rob Cohen (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Hays ... Frank Swedlin
Ron Travis Ron Travis ... Porno Director
M. Emmet Walsh ... Simon Reynolds
John Gielgud ... Uncle Willie
Ed Dolan Ed Dolan ... Purser
Paul Reeve Paul Reeve ... Flight Co-ordinator
Aleta Kennedy Aleta Kennedy ... Stewardess
Pamela Stephenson ... Fiona Maxwell Sayle
Nancy Wood Nancy Wood ... Lindsay Manning
Kevin Elyot Kevin Elyot ... Matt
Duncan Preston Duncan Preston ... Hal
Maureen Bennett Maureen Bennett ... Patti
Peter Dennis Peter Dennis ... Maitre D'
Preston Lockwood Preston Lockwood ... Leslie
Conover Kennard Conover Kennard ... Francine Swedlin
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Storyline

An investigative reporter following an espionage story goes to London and gets involved with murder, scam artists and rock concerts.

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Taglines:

Sir John's a Japanese spy...a down-and-out drunk...a wealthy aristocrat and Grandfather Punk! Pamela's classy, she's brassy...a French Maid who mixes seduction with deduction. [Australia Theatrical] See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Mystery

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Botrány See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$274,933, 22 January 1984, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$526,805
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia

The name of Frank Swedlin's (Robert Hays') television show was "Swedlin Undercover". The name of the segment exposé about him on it was "The Conning of Frank Swedlin". See more »

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Fragkosyriani
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Written by Markos Vamvakaris
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comedy-mystery-farce passes 90 minutes pleasantly
10 March 2000 | by aromatic-2See all my reviews

This is a quintessential B-movie. Silly, but lots of fun with Sir John cavorting in every disguise imaginable. Despite the clowning, the script takes its mystery roots seriously and those that stay with it will be rewarded by some totally unexpected twists and turns. The critics roasted this one because they missed what the picture was trying to do -- entertain.


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