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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
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Joanne Whalley
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Ian McKellen
Leslie Phillips
Britt Ekland
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Michael Caton-Jones
Screenwriters
Michael Thomas
Running Time
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Scandal
All-star lineup in Profumo drama


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Plot
Based on the 1963 affair between John Profumo, war minister, and exotic dancer-come-model Christine Keeler, and the tabloid uproar which ensued. There's nothing like a good Tory-With-His-Pants-Down story, and the Profumo Affair was the tabloid treat of the century.


Verdict
Perhaps more relevant in 1989 when the Thatcher government still had it's hands around the neck of Britain, and Tory bashing was still something of a family sport. But if you're familiar with the scandal in question, this does an excellent job in unravelling what it was actually all about.


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