Half Moon Street

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An American linguist and economist working in London, Dr Slaughter (Weaver) supplements her meagre income by prostitution. The relationship she strikes up with a regular client, troubleshooting diplomat Lord Bulbeck (Caine), not only follows the customary course of clandestine trysts and growing jealousy, but also entangles her in a web of violent political intrigue. Adapted from Paul Theroux's novel Dr Slaughter, Swaim's follow-up to La Balance is a dud. Without decent direction, Weaver's portrayal of a woman intent on exercising full control over her life, but unwittingly manipulated by all around her, seems merely embarrassed, while - with the exception of the dependable Caine - the supporting characterisations are woefully thin. London becomes a familiar topographical mish-mash, the narrative is ramshackle, and even the action set pieces - the most memorable aspect of the earlier film - are clumsily executed.
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Release details

UK release:

1986

Duration:

89 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Bob Swaim

Cast:

Keith Buckley, Ram John Holder, Faith Kent, Patrick Kavanagh, Michael Caine, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Hanson

Music:

Richard Harvey

Production Designer:

Tony Curtis

Editor:

Richard Marden

Cinematography:

Peter Hannan

Screenwriter:

Edward Behr, Bob Swaim

Producer:

Geoffrey Reeve

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geoff davis

i bet caine & weaver regret this one.everything is wooden.still it is 20+ years old & it certainly has,nt either any harm

geoff davis

i bet caine & weaver regret this one.everything is wooden.still it is 20+ years old & it certainly has,nt either any harm