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Merchants of Venus (1998)

R | | Comedy | March 1998 (USA)
A Russian immigrant finds himself in bed with the mob after buying a sexual novelties shop.

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Len Richmond

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Len Richmond
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael York ... Alex Jakoff
Prunella Gee ... Catherine Lucky McKay
Nancy Fish ... Eppy
Beverly D'Angelo ... Mistress Cody
Brian Cox ... Uncle Vladimir
Troy Donahue ... FBI Agent
Michael J. Pollard ... The Senator
Arthur Hiller ... Reverend Phillips
Stephen Nichols ... The Stud
Andy Bell ... Porno Director
Claire Jacobs ... Katrina (as Claire Mari Jacobs)
Alan Feinstein ... Andre
Kay Parker ... Kay Parker
Tiffany Million ... Porno Actress #1 (as Tyffany Million)
Tia Gunn Tia Gunn ... Porno Actress #2 (as Tia)
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Alex Jakoff (Michael York) is a Russian immigrant looking for work in the USA when he finds a job as a stock boy in a sex-toy factory. The factory's elderly owner Mrs. Eppy (Nancy Fish) sees Alex as a nice, but lonely guy. So, she tries setting him up with her friend Catherine (Prunella Gee) an aging adult film star. Alex is smitten with Catherine on sight, but she is reluctant to commit to any relationship out of her profession. Meanwhile, when Eppy's business is threatened with being closed down, Alex decides to buy the place with money from his family whom are in the Russian mafia. But when the business fails anyway and his family of thugs want all their money back, Alex is forced to make some drastic decisions to stay alive. Written by Anonymous

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Every dream has its price.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content including nudity and dialogue | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Dirty Little Business See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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It's really funny!
2 September 2005 | by lenrichSee all my reviews

Seeing Michael York holding a giant dildo (and I mean giant) on his first day's work at a sex toy factory had me laughing till my sides hurt. This is an edgy independent film and a very entertaining one. It's the first and only film I've ever seen that took me into the sex toy industry (realistically) and the Russian and Hispanic immigrants that work there (York plays a Russian). Beverly D' Angelo is classic as a porno actress who wields a whip and has a lisp! I've loaned it to my friends and they all all thought it was really funny too. I also love Erasure and they wrote the original music for the film and it's fantastic.


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