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Chicago Joe and the Showgirl (1990)

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During World War II, an American serviceman in London decides to impress his English girlfriend by acting as an American gangster, which soon turns deadly.

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Bernard Rose

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David Yallop
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Lahr John Lahr ... Radio commentator
Emily Lloyd ... Betty Jones
Liz Fraser ... Mrs. Evans
Kiefer Sutherland ... Karl Hulten
Harry Fowler ... Morry
Keith Allen ... Lenny Bexley
Patsy Kensit ... Joyce Cook
Angela Morant ... Customer
John Surman John Surman ... Mr. Cook
Janet Dale Janet Dale ... Mrs. Cook
John Dair John Dair ... John
Stephen Hancock Stephen Hancock ... Doctor
Hugh Millais Hugh Millais ... U.S. colonel
Harry Jones Harry Jones ... Taxi driver
Alexandra Pigg ... Violet
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In World War II London, Karl Hulten is an American serviceman and Betty Jones is an aspiring showgirl. When they meet, passion and desire fuel a dangerous fantasy: he is the big-time gangster named Chicago Joe; she is his glamorous moll. They go for a reckless drive, they steal a fur coat, each time she dares him to take a wilder risk, and each time he proves himself. Until their lust for excitement demands nothing short of going "all the way" - to murder. This is the shocking true story of two strangers who meet, mingle and lack into a dangerous world of their own. Written by Artisan Entertainment

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When desire has no limits... Fantasies become dangerous realities! See more »


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 July 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chicago Joe See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,979, 29 July 1990, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$85,395
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Dolby

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Color (Technicolor)
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Last cinema film of Harry Fowler. See more »


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Moonlight Serenade
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Written by Glenn Miller and Mitchell Parish
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this film is totally misjudged!!!
9 April 2004 | by toetapdameSee all my reviews

I don't understand why most people don't like the film or even find it boring! It is one of my favorite films! I admit I don't know much about the true case, but I can tell you about the film as a fictional story: It is one of the most atmosperic films I know. The pictures are great. London's empty streets at night in wartime... the art directing really gives you the feeling of the time and place. The music, often pieces by Benny Goodman are brilliantly used to support situations and also of course is historically very well fitting. The dance scene is the most intense swing dance scene I have ever seen on film and I have seen all the Fred Astaire movies! The directing is very interesting and a bit experimental. It gives you a brilliant view into the inside of the characters. Georgina dreaming about fame and adventure likes to see "Ricky" as a really cool gangster, and herself with him as his stylish girl in his elegant car, -so we suddenly see them like that. It's an interessting and thrilling effect, not at last because especially Kiefer plays beautyfull with his charakter and the different ways he can be seen by Georgy, his actual girlfriend or the viewer. Also you get a really strong connection to Kiefer's character. I really started to feel sick and associated with him, feeling the nightmare, that he was in. Georgy is well played too, you get her childish curiosity and passion for danger, adventure and power, which is kind of charming at first, but then you also see her through "Ricky's" eyes as a demonic, dangerous killer, that is disgusting and terrifying in the same way as seductive. Even I, as being a woman can totally understand his conflict and the nightmare he is going through. I can not understand how this film can bore someone, I think it is a real treasure!


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