Half Moon Street

Half Moon Street is a half-baked excuse for a film that is redeemed not a whit by having Sigourney Weaver and Michael Caine in the starring roles. Script, based on Paul Theroux' thriller Dr Slaughter, has been rendered nonsensical and incoherent by screenwriters.

With:
Sigourney Weaver Michael Caine Patrick Kavanagh Keith Buckley Nadim Sawalha Angus MacInnes

Half Moon Street is a half-baked excuse for a film that is redeemed not a whit by having Sigourney Weaver and Michael Caine in the starring roles. Script, based on Paul Theroux’ thriller Dr Slaughter, has been rendered nonsensical and incoherent by screenwriters.

Weaver plays Dr Slaughter, a scholar at the Middle East Institute in London who turns to working as an escort to supplement her paltry income. She manages to avoid any emotional attachments with her clients until she arrives one rainy night to be the paid guest of Lord Bulbeck, played competently if uninvolvingly by Caine.

Caine is somehow mixed up with Arabs in a convoluted scheme and somehow Weaver becomes inextricably and unwittingly wound up in his dealings.

Half Moon Street

UK - US

Production: RKO/Pressman/Showtime - Movie Channel. Dir Bob Swaim; Producer Geoffrey Reeve; Screenplay Bob Swaim, Edward Behr; Camera Peter Hannan; Editor Richard Marden; Music Richard Harvey Art Dir Anthony Curtis

Crew: (Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1987. Running time: 90 MIN.

With: Sigourney Weaver Michael Caine Patrick Kavanagh Keith Buckley Nadim Sawalha Angus MacInnes

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