Release Date: 1989
DVD Release Date: September 5th, 2000
R|1 hr 46 min
Stephen Ward (John Hurt) regularly employs attractive young women as professional party guests to impress his influential friends in the British government. One of these women (Joanne Whalley-Kilmer) has affairs with both Britain's Minister of War John Profumo (Ian McKellen) and Eugene Ivanov (Jeroen Krabbe), a supposed spy for the Soviet Union. When the affairs are made public, the resulting scandal costs many people their political careers, and someone's life. Based on a true story.
Director: Michael Caton-Jones