Hussy

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Overview

Matthew Chapman wrote and directed this hackneyed love story with Helen Mirren as Beaty, a nightclub hostess who turns tricks. Emory John Shea is an expatriate American who works the lights at Beaty's nightclub and is in love with her. But Beaty cannot deal in flowery sentiment, especially since she needs money, not romance, to support her young son. But Emory sees a way to attain money and romance -- he plans to execute a drug deal with his low-life partner and use the proceeds to take Beaty and her son away ...
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Overview

Matthew Chapman wrote and directed this hackneyed love story with Helen Mirren as Beaty, a nightclub hostess who turns tricks. Emory John Shea is an expatriate American who works the lights at Beaty's nightclub and is in love with her. But Beaty cannot deal in flowery sentiment, especially since she needs money, not romance, to support her young son. But Emory sees a way to attain money and romance -- he plans to execute a drug deal with his low-life partner and use the proceeds to take Beaty and her son away from the degenerate surroundings and into the light-of-day in the English countryside. But unfortunately, things do not go as planned.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/25/2006
  • UPC: 720229912228
  • Original Release: 1980
  • Rating:

  • Source: First Run Features
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Time: 1:35:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 34,368

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Helen Mirren Beaty
John Shea Emory
Jenny Runacre Vere
Murray Salem Max
Paul Angelis Alex
Marika Rivera French Singer
Jill Melford Chief Hostess
Sandy Ratcliff Olympia
Malcolm Reynolds Gantry Boy
William Hootkins 1st. Punter
Janet Amsden Hostess
Rupert Frazer 2nd. Punter
Hal Galili Big Shot
April Olrich Rene
Linda Polan Hostess
Technical Credits
Matthew Chapman Director, Screenwriter
Bill Blunden Editor
Don Boyd Executive Producer, Producer
George Fenton Score Composer
Keith Goddard Cinematographer
Hazel Peiser Production Designer
John Sanders Sound/Sound Designer
Jeremy Watt Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Hussy
1. Best Show in Town [9:09]
2. Special Order [7:21]
3. Tug of Love [7:14]
4. An Eye for Good Things [5:52]
5. Poison Berries [8:17]
6. One of Those Deals [7:37]
7. A Dangerous Man [7:59]
8. Take Me With You [7:45]
9. Playing the Same Game [6:39]
10. The Job [9:13]
11. All the Best [11:53]
12. Credits [1:47]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Hussy
   Start Film
   Chapters
   Special Features
      Helen Mirren Selected Filmography
      Photo Gallery
      Trailer Gallery
         Mongolian Ping Pong
         "Score"
         Go for Zucker
         Agnes and His Brothers
   First Run Features
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  • Posted November 15, 2012

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    A dreadful film. But still, it's Helen Mirren.

    This 1980 film, starring Helen Mirren, hit US theaters right after Excalibur. I remember seeing a trailer for it. “See Hussy!” the voice-over commanded. Still smitten by her performance as Morgana, I was wild to see Hussy. But sadly, it vanished from theaters within a week or so.

    I don’t know what made me search for it after all these years, but I was astounded to find it on Net Flix. So I lived out my decades-long fantasy. I actually watched Hussy.

    As you might expect, it didn’t live up to my expectations. In fact, it's a dreadful film. I turned it off after less than an hour. But still, it was Helen Mirren. The young Helen Mirren. in this role, she’s a nightclub hostess and occasional call girl -- at least, that's what the poster for the film says. In one scene she has to entertain a client. He’s a very fat guy. She tells him that if he doesn’t behave, she’s going to charge him by the pound. God knows why she made this film, after O Lucky Man, Excalibur, and all those Shakespearean roles.

    Now, having written all this and dredged up old memories, maybe I’ll watch the rest of Hussy after all.

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