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Half Moon Street (1986)

Dr. Slaughter, a 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 john Lord Bulbeck, who's negotiating an Arab-Israeli peace treaty, falls for her.

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Cast

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Lauren Slaughter
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Lord Bulbeck
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General Sir George Newhouse
Faith Kent ...
Lady Newhouse
Ram John Holder ...
Lindsay Walker
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Hugo Van Arkady
Ann Hanson ...
Mrs. Van Arkady
Patrick Newman ...
Julian Shuttle
Niall O'Brien ...
Captain Twilley
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Karim Hatami
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Sonny
Muriel Villiers ...
Madame Cybele
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Tom Haldane
Ninka Scott ...
Mrs. Haldane
Jasper Jacob ...
Rex Lanham
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Dr. Lauren Slaughter, a research fellow at the Arab-Anglo Institute in London is utterly frustrated by her job. 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 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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Dr. Lauren Slaughter, professor, emissary, hooker, target.

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Thriller | Drama

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26 September 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Diplomás örömlány  »

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$1,131,399 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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First feature film with the RKO Pictures branding in almost a quarter-century, according to Wikipedia, who maintain the last one had been Jet Pilot (1957). 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 »

Quotes

Dr. Lauren Slaughter: Am I supposed to say "Your place or mine?"
Karim Hatami: No. These days, you say "Betamax or VHS?"
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Referenced in Superior Firepower: The Making of 'Aliens' (2003) See more »

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East 34th Street
Music by Dick Walter
KPM Music Ltd
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My brief review of the film
17 November 2005 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

This starts off quite well, with some interesting ideas about traditions, rituals and values in different societies, however about halfway into it, the film starts to fall down, triggered by the introduction of thriller elements that just do not quite work. Sigourney Weaver delivers a strong performance throughout though. The rest of the performers do not do much out of the ordinary, but Weaver manages to bring a sense of credibility to her part, although she is too often topless. The partial nudity involving her is excessive for the film's story, but otherwise, she is great to have on screen, and her attractiveness does not hurt. There is not much of a directing vision to the material, the story is only half-good and there are probably a few other minor problems to be found. Sigourney Weaver certainly enlivens the material however, and the film is not bad to start with. For Weaver fans, it is definitely worth a look, however even for others it is satisfactory enough film-making to be perhaps worth checking out.


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