Half Moon Street
|Half Moon Street|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Bob Swaim|
|Produced by||Geoffrey Reeve|
|Written by||Edward Behr
Ram John Holder
|Music by||Richard Harvey|
|Editing by||Richard Marden|
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
|Release dates||13 August, 1986|
|Running time||90 min|
Half Moon Street is a 1986 British-American erotic thriller film about an American woman working at a British escort service who becomes involved in the political intrigues surrounding one of her clients. The film was directed by Bob Swaim, and stars Sigourney Weaver, Michael Caine, and Patrick Kavanagh.
Dr. Lauren Slaughter is an American woman of considerable intellect, an expert on China who now lives in London, working for a "think tank".
Unhappy with superiors who take credit for her work and dissatisfied with her low wages, Dr. Slaughter moonlights in her flat on Half Moon Street as a paid escort to lonely men. One such, identifying himself by a fake name, turns out to be Lord Bulbeck, a trusted House of Lords member with a key role in national defense.
The two strike up a relationship that goes beyond their lovemaking, enjoying each other's conversation and intelligence. But during a delicate peace negotiation in the Middle East, investigators doing a background check on Lord Bulbeck come upon his relationship with the high-priced call girl, someone they suspect might have an ulterior motive.
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