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Mayflower Madam (1987)

TV-14 | | Drama | TV Movie 15 November 1987
Inspired by the explosive sex-for-sale scandal that rocked Manhattan in 1984, the infamous Sydney Biddle Barrows, a driven young socialite, opens an exclusive escort service catering to the... See full summary »

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Lou Antonio
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Candice Bergen ... Sydney Biddle Barrows
Chris Sarandon ... Matt Whittington
Caitlin Clarke ... Virginia
Jim Antonio ... Frank Gullet
Debra Rogers ... Tammy
Leslie Hardy Leslie Hardy ... Hilary
Victoria Loving Victoria Loving ... Pamela
Robert Silver Robert Silver ... Eddie
Chita Rivera ... Risa Dickstein
Georgia Allen Georgia Allen ... Landlord's Lawyer
Sydney Barrows Sydney Barrows ... Peggy Eaton
Jane Berman Jane Berman ... Job Interviewer
Jennifer Deer Johnson Jennifer Deer Johnson ... Paula
David de Vries ... Fenton
Marianne Fraulo ... Forbes
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Storyline

Inspired by the explosive sex-for-sale scandal that rocked Manhattan in 1984, the infamous Sydney Biddle Barrows, a driven young socialite, opens an exclusive escort service catering to the wealthy and affluent. From Sydney's rise to become a million-dollar, modern-day madam to her notorious plummet into bankruptcy and public disgrace, experience a private glimpse into the forbidden world of high-class prostitution-where money talks...pleasure sells...and discretion is everything. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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The Scandal that Rocked New York City. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Az én virágárúsnőm See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Robert Halmi See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The story is set in New York City, but the film was actually shot in Atlanta. In one street scene, a very distinctive MARTA bus passes in the background. MARTA is the mass transit authority of Atlanta. See more »

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A rather entertaining field about a rather delightful Lady!
30 December 2002 | by CDC0805See all my reviews

Although I have read the book about the "Mayflower Madam," I can honestly say this made-for-television movie is not a faithful adaptation of that non-fiction literary work. However, it was both entertaining and provocative. I highly sympathize with Miss Barrows. Though I wouldn't say that this film advocates the legalization of the "escort" profession, it did make feel why does our Society have to demonize it so much. It is, after all, a profession to cater and to be catered by mature adults.

Par excellence performance by Candice Bergen.


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