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Heidi Fleiss: Hollywood Madam (1995)

A documentary crew from the BBC arrives in L.A. intent on interviewing Heidi Fleiss, a year after her arrest for running a brothel but before her trial. Several months elapse before the ... See full summary »


Nick Broomfield
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Credited cast:
Nick Broomfield ... Narrator
Nina Xining Zuo Nina Xining Zuo ... Innocent actress
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Madam Alex Madam Alex ... Self
Corinne Bohrer ... Actor
Mike Brambles Mike Brambles ... Self
Cookie Cookie ... Self (voice)
Elisa Fleiss Elisa Fleiss ... Self
Heidi Fleiss ... Self
Jason Fleiss Jason Fleiss ... Self
Jesse Fleiss Jesse Fleiss ... Self
Kim Fleiss Kim Fleiss ... Self
Paul Fleiss Paul Fleiss ... Self
Shannon Fleiss Shannon Fleiss ... Self
Gabby Gabby ... Self
Daryl Gates ... Self (Los Angeles Chief of Police)


A documentary crew from the BBC arrives in L.A. intent on interviewing Heidi Fleiss, a year after her arrest for running a brothel but before her trial. Several months elapse before the interview, so the crew searches for anyone who'll talk about the young woman. Two people have a lot to say to the camera: a retired madam named Alex for whom Fleiss once worked and Fleiss's one-time boyfriend, Ivan Nagy, who introduced her to Alex. Alex and Nagy don't like each other, so the crew shuttles between them with "she said" and "he said." When they finally interview Fleiss, they spend their time reciting what Alex and Nagy have had to say and asking her reaction. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Ivan Nagy: Can we do this in sunglasses?
Narrator: Yeah.
Ivan Nagy: Because I don't want my eye to go into a kind of involuntary twitch, and then you'll say, "Oh my God, this guy's whacked out of his mind! His eye's going like this!"
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The films of Nick Broomfield
26 July 2005 | by Captain_CouthSee all my reviews

Heidi Fleiss: Hollywood Madam (1995) was another great film from Nick Broomfield. This time he tries to get a one-on-one interview with Heidi Fleiss and documents the life and times of Hollywood's most famous high price madam (pimp). Broomfield interview those who were close to Ms. Fleiss and people who knew her off hand or in passing. But as Mr. Broomfield logs in the miles and rolls of film, Heidi Fleiss is very elusive and hard to reach. One of the most funniest parts of the documentary is the confrontation Nick Broomfield has with a local news reporter. Does he get the interview? Will anyone co-operate with him? Is it worth watching? You'll have to find out for yourself!!

I enjoyed this film very much. It was a real hoot seeing Nick Broomfield trying to get answers out of people who wanted to get paid or those who didn't trust him. A lot of home movies and nude peeks at Heidi Fleiss as well. If you watch this movie you'll a different opinion about the woman either way. No matter if it's the common street walker or a high priced hooker the business is all the same. Seedy, sleazy and shady.

Highly recommended.

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9 February 1996 (USA) See more »


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$14,321, 11 February 1996

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