The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington is a 1977 American comedy film directed by George Cukor and starring Lynn Redgrave, Tony Randall, and Robert Vaughn. The film is based on the 1971 book of the same name by Xaviera Hollander. The film tells the story of Xaviera Hollander (Redgrave), a prostitute who becomes a successful businesswoman and political lobbyist. She is invited to Washington, D.C., by Senator Edward Brooke (Vaughn) to help him pass a bill that would legalize prostitution. Hollander agrees to help, but she soon finds herself in over her head when she is caught up in a political scandal. The film was a critical and commercial failure. It was nominated for two Golden Raspberry Awards, including Worst Picture and Worst Actress (Redgrave).

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The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington (1977)

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The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington is a 1977 American comedy film directed by George Cukor and starring Lynn Redgrave, Tony Randall, and Robert Vaughn. The film is based on the 1971 book of the same name by Xaviera Hollander. The film tells the story of Xaviera Hollander (Redgrave), a prostitute who becomes a successful businesswoman and political lobbyist. She is invited to Washington, D.C., by Senator Edward Brooke (Vaughn) to help him pass a bill that would legalize prostitution. Hollander agrees to help, but she soon finds herself in over her head when she is caught up in a political scandal. The film was a critical and commercial failure. It was nominated for two Golden Raspberry Awards, including Worst Picture and Worst Actress (Redgrave).

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Joey Heatherton

Xaviera Hollander
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George Hamilton

Ward Thompson
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Ray Walston

Senator Sturges
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Jack Carter

Senator Caruso
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Phil Foster

Senator Krause
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David White

Senator Rawlings
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Will Hutchins

Randall Petersdorf
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Joe E. Ross

Night Watchman
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Louisa Moritz

Natalie Nussbaum
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Larry Storch

Robby Boggs
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Jerry Fischer

Sheik Ali
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Rip Taylor

Photographer
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Billy Barty

Little Man
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Harold Sakata

Wong (as Harold Odd Job Sakata)
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Edy Williams

Professor Simmons
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Sydney Lassick

Percy Bowdler
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Joan Benedict Steiger

Sally (as Joan Benedict)
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John Myhers

Donald Axelrod
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Barbara Minkus

Airport Waitress
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Joyce Jillson

Herself
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Judy Hanson

Ruthie (as Judith Hanson)
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Wally K. Berns

Sam Burton (as Wally Berns)
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Cisse Cameron

Miss Goodbody (as Cissy Colpitts)
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Danna Hansen

Mrs. Hershfield
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Rolfe Sedan

Couple at Airport
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Georgia Schmidt

Couple at Airport
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Dana Baker

Cindy
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Dawn Clark

Candy
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Marilyn Joi

Sheila
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Pamela Zinszer

Linda
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Chesley Noone

Bailiff (as Chet Norris)
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Tony Lorea

D.C. Bartender
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Noah Newmark

Doctor
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Frank Bongiorno

Doctor
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Clement von Franckenstein

Doctor (as Clement St. George)
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Donn Whyte

Bowdler's Lawyer
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Ina Gould

Lady in Diner
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Ron McCabe

Airport Guard
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Peter Cameron

Warren Burns
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Maggie Sebastian

Lillian Smith
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Linda Bernstein

Marilyn
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Bonnie Large

Carolyn (Model)
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Brenda Fogarty

Associate Editor
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Ray Myles

Xaviera's Assistant
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Joseph Ferreri

Nick (Coffee Man)
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Mario Licu

Sheik's Eunuch
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Joycelyne Lew

Chinese Reporter
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Michael Heit

L.A. Reporter
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Dean Sothern

L.A. Reporter
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Jeff Gelb

D.C. Reporter
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Mark Thomas

D.C. Reporter
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Mike Steen

D.C. Reporter
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Alex Koba

D.C. Reporter
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Lawrence Altman

D.C. Reporter
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Sheila Sisco

Photographer's Asst.
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Nancy Bleier

Lady Tennis Pro
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Janice Whitby

Lady Tennis Pro
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Vidonne

Lady Tennis Pro
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Blanche Bronte

Boobie Housewife
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Lila Waters

Boobie Housewife
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Michael R. Jones

Connecticut Senator
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Karie Lynn Pederson

Connecticut Senator
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Linda Gildersleeve

Honeymoon Couple
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Johnnie Clarke

Honeymoon Couple
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Brass Adams

Captain Danvers
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Raven De La Croix

Nude on Table (uncredited)
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Vincent Di Paolo

D.C. Reporter (uncredited)
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William Kirschner

Auto Executive with Pipe (uncredited)
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Thomas McGowan

Alston Chambers (uncredited)
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Helen O'Connell

Harem Girl in Pink (uncredited)
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Charles Orlando

Sheila's First Client (uncredited)
Crew
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William A. Levey

Director
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Robert Kaufman

Writer
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Barney Cohen

Writer
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