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Shameless ★★ Mad Dogs and Englishmen 1994 (R)

Wealthy Antonia Dyer (Hurley) is the selfcentered, drug addict daughter of aristocrat Sir Harry Dyer (Treves). Her dealer is upperclass Tony Vernon-Smith (Brett), who's involved with Sandy (Delamere), the daughter of corrupt narcotics cop Stringer (Ackland). Stringer discovers the two girls know each other and irrationally blames Antonia for his daughter's heroin habit. Meanwhile, American student Mike (Howell) has been trying to get girlfriend Antonia off the drugs. Hurley's properly snooty and manipulative while Howell seems outofplace and uncomfortable. 99m/C VHS, DVD . GB Elizabeth Hurley, C. Thomas Howell, Joss Ackland, Jeremy Brett, Frederick Treves, Claire Bloom, Louise Delamere, Chris(topher) Adamson; D: Henry Cole; W: Tim Sewell; C: John Peters; M: Barrie Guard.

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