R | | Drama
Jack Flowers, an American hustler in early 1970s Singapore, dreams of building a fortune by running a brothel and returning to the States to lead a life of luxury.
Knowing the Singaporean government would never sanction a film that depicted the city as a hotbed of corruption and sleaze, the script that Peter Bogdanovich submitted had been rewritten with all the contentious elements removed. When the film was completed, the Singaporean government was horrified, and banned it.
Do you know how Singapore got its name, William?
William Leigh: Huh uh.
Jack Flowers: Well, uh, it was nothing but jungle, you know...
William Leigh: Yes.
Jack Flowers: Nobody ever crossed over it. Then one day, this Hindu prince, he rows over with a big bunch of people. A hunting party. They were gonna' shoot...
Around 01:20:08, a woman on the left of the screen step out from a building, look at the camera, then goes quickly backward.
We thank the people of the Republic of Singapore, on whose island this picture was filmed.
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