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The Madam's Family: The Truth About the Canal Street Brothel (2004)

Three generations of New Orleans prostitute fight the FBI and each other. Based on a true story.

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Ron Lagomarsino

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Vincent Patrick (story), Vincent Patrick (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Annabella Sciorra ... Jeanette Maier
Ellen Burstyn ... Tommie
Dominique Swain ... Monica
Adrian Roberts ... Dr. Lippton
Michael Arata ... Bobby
Sewell Whitney ... Justice Department Official
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brent Anderson ... School Counselor
John J. Anderson John J. Anderson ... A john
Kenneth Atchity ... Roulette Player
Marcus Lyle Brown ... Court Clerk
Lisa Calhoun Lisa Calhoun ... Nosy neighbor
Russell Durham Comegys ... Deputy Steve (as Russ Comegys)
Robb Conner Robb Conner ... Asst. D.A. Hummel
Stephanie Deaver Stephanie Deaver ... Elle
Maggie Eldred ... Dr. Beaudel
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Three generations of New Orleans prostitute fight the FBI and each other. Based on a true story.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I madame tis Canal Street See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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Louisiana Way
Written by Richard Warren Rappaport
Performed by Richard Warren Rappaport
Courtesy of A Top New York Label, A Division of Rappaport Arts & Entertainment, Inc.
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Pretty good; not too dirty
23 November 2004 | by vchimpanzeeSee all my reviews

Tommie is the Madam in this family of New Orleans prostitutes. Her daughter Jeanette didn't seem to have much of a choice about going into the business, and Jeanette's teenage daughter, Monica, has a daughter of her own, and she is having trouble keeping the daughter because of her family situation. Meanwhile, the FBI is looking for some way to shut the brothel down.

This is based on a true story, and the Sept. 11 attacks become relevant to the plot. The movie's best part came near the end, and Annabella Sciorra, Ellyn Burstyn and Dominique Swain all gave their best performances at that time, as did Gary Grubbs as an FBI investigator. The movie was not technically a comedy, but the ending certainly was funny.


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