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Peter Bogdanovich

Saint Jack

Edition 1980
112' - 1979 - Drama - Dialogue: Dutch, Italian, French, English, Cantonese
Director: Peter Bogdanovich With: Ben Gazzara, Denholm Elliott, James Villiers
Compelling character study, revolving around Jack Flowers (Ben Gazzara), an American hustler trying to make his fortune in 1970s Singapore in small time pimping. He dreams of building a fortune by running a brothel himself and returning to the States to lead a life of luxury. Savvy but not unsavory he strikes up a friendship with William Leigh (Denholm Elliot), a genial and decent auditor who travels to Singapore every year. Ultimately, the background of the Vietnam War comes into the picture as Jack is offered the opportunity by the CIA to run a brothel for the R&R activities of U.S. soldiers on leave in Singapore.

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Credits

Director

Peter Bogdanovich

With

Ben Gazzara, Denholm Elliott, James Villiers

Scenario

Peter Bogdanovich, Howard Sackler, Paul Theroux

Director of Photography

Robby Müller

Editor

William C. Carruth

Producer

Roger Corman

More information

Dialogue

Dutch, Italian, French, English, Cantonese

Countries of production

United States of America

Screenplay based on

"Saint Jack" (Paul Theroux)

Year

1979

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