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Half Moon Street (1986)

A brilliant researcher in London who works as a high-class hooker in her spare time, becomes a pawn in a dangerous political game, when her latest client, a nobleman who is negotiating an Arab-Israeli peace treaty, falls for her.

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Bob Swaim
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sigourney Weaver ... Lauren Slaughter
Michael Caine ... Lord Bulbeck
Patrick Kavanagh ... General Sir George Newhouse
Faith Kent Faith Kent ... Lady Newhouse
Ram John Holder Ram John Holder ... Lindsay Walker
Keith Buckley ... Hugo Van Arkady
Ann Hanson Ann Hanson ... Mrs. Van Arkady
Patrick Newman Patrick Newman ... Julian Shuttle
Niall O'Brien Niall O'Brien ... Captain Twilley
Nadim Sawalha ... Karim Hatami
Vincent Lindon ... Sonny
Muriel Villiers Muriel Villiers ... Madame Cybele
Michael Elwyn ... Tom Haldane
Ninka Scott Ninka Scott ... Mrs. Haldane
Jasper Jacob Jasper Jacob ... Rex Lanham
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Storyline

Dr. Lauren Slaughter, a brilliant research fellow at the Arab-Anglo Institute in London is utterly frustrated by her career. To supplement her income, she starts moonlighting at the Jasmine Escort Service, where she has more control over men and money than she does at the office. On one of her dates, Lauren meets the politician Lord Sam Bulbeck who is trying to mediate a peace accord between the Arabs and Israelis. Bulbeck falls in love with his escort, and unwittingly, Lauren becomes a pawn in some very dirty politics. Written by Thorsten Roskowetz <itroskow@mordor.informatik.uni-osnabrueck.de>

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Professor by day. Prostitute by night. See more »

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Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Diplomás örömlány See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,131,399
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of five 1986 movies starring Michael Caine. Two of them featured major characters who were call girls. This film, and Neil Jordan's Mona Lisa (1986). See more »

Goofs

When the would-be assassin enters the bathroom he attempts to switch on the light using a 4-gang wall-switch. It is illegal (in the UK) to have such switches inside a bathroom. If wall-switches are used, they must be outside. The alternative is to use cord-operated ceiling-switches. See more »

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Dr. Lauren Slaughter: Just call the plumber, Lindsay, or you'll have another Notting Hill riot on your hands. A white one!
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Referenced in Psych: 65 Million Years Off (2007) See more »

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East 34th Street
Music by Dick Walter
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One Hot Leading Lady! (and the movie isn't bad either.)
22 June 2001 | by The DoomiteSee all my reviews

Before I give you my opinion of this movie, I must tell you that I bought it just for the fact that Sigourney Weaver was in it. Back in late '93 - early '94, I was just becoming one of Ms. Weaver's fans. I bought the video from a little video store close to my house. When I watched it, it was (and still is!) a real treat to see a topless Ms. Weaver. Not only is she topless in more than one place in the film, the whole "famous exercise bike" scene has to rank as one of the top ten seduction scenes in my book! That having been said, as the years have passed, I've grown to like the rest of the movie for what it is: a romance/political suspense movie. I have yet to read the book, but I hope to sometime. All in all, a great movie!


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