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Hussy (1980)

R | | Drama | May 1980 (UK)
Beaty is a prostitute working out of a high-class London cabaret where Emory is a technician. They begin an affair encumbered by her job, his lack of money, and their pasts: She has an ... See full summary »

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Matthew Chapman

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Matthew Chapman (writer/director/producer)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Helen Mirren ... Beaty
John Shea ... Emory
Paul Angelis Paul Angelis ... Alex / Beaty's ex-lover
Murray Salem Murray Salem ... Max / Emory's gay friend
Jenny Runacre ... Vere
Daniel Chasin Daniel Chasin ... Billy
Patti Boulaye Patti Boulaye ... Tama / Cabaret Singer
Charles Yates Charles Yates ... Charles
Marika Rivera Marika Rivera ... French Singer
Hal Galili ... Big Shot
William Hootkins ... 1st. Punter
Rupert Frazer Rupert Frazer ... 2nd. Punter
April Olrich April Olrich ... Rene
Sandy Ratcliff ... Olympia
Jill Melford Jill Melford ... Chief Hostess
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Beaty is a prostitute working out of a high-class London cabaret where Emory is a technician. They begin an affair encumbered by her job, his lack of money, and their pasts: She has an abusive former lover, the father of her son ten-year-old and possibly her pimp , Alex, a strong-arm gorilla type fresh out of prison also arrives, needing a place to stay. Alex is clearly a brutish psychopath who threatens Beaty and Emory's future. Emory's wife died in questionable circumstances and he has a shady friend, Max who shows up with a scheme for making lots of money. Beaty and Emory want to sort things out, but the odds are against them. Life is no cabaret. Written by lament

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Vice. Drugs. Decadence. The call girl sees it all ... See more »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1980 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Hussy - Yöperho See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Color (Eastmancolor)
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First film directed by Matthew Chapman. See more »

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Mirren fans must see. Others...
15 May 2010 | by smatysiaSee all my reviews

I can't say that I liked this film very much, but it did have some good elements. First, and foremost, Helen Mirren. She has always been sooo beautiful, even into her sixties. Here, she was about thirty-five, and looks it, with some lines around the eyes that no modern actress would tolerate in this Botox era. I found it charming and attractive, myself. But then, I'm no spring chicken myself. Many actresses ruin their looks with toxins and surgeries. Yes, feminine beauty is ephemeral, but the effort to maintain it often goes horribly bad these days. Anyway, the plotting and casting seem better to me now, than when I was watching the film yesterday. Not sure what that means. I guess I'd say that fans of Mirren (like me) should definitely see this, and others should probably skip it.


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