Scandal Poster

Release Date: 1989

DVD Release Date: September 5th, 2000

R|1 hr 46 min

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: John Hurt, Joanne Whalley, Bridget Fonda, Ian McKellen, Leslie Phillips, Britt Ekland, Roland Gift, Jeroen Krabbe

Director: Michael Caton-Jones

Genres: Docudrama

Keywords: House, Dark, Fall, Passionate, London, Doctor, Forbidden love, 1960s

Awards

Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture