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Genre  Novel
Language  English
7/10 IMDb

Director    Peter Bogdanovich
Country  United States
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Writer  Howard Sackler (screenplay), Paul Theroux (screenplay), Peter Bogdanovich (screenplay), Paul Theroux (based on the novel by)
Tagline  "People make love for so many crazy reasons why shouldn't money be one of them?" - The Gospel According To Saint Jack

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Saint Jack is a 1973 novel by Paul Theroux and a 1979 film of the same name. It tells the life of Jack Flowers, a pimp in Singapore. Feeling hopeless and undervalued, Jack tries to make money by setting up his own bordello, and clashes with Chinese triad members in the process.


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Cybill Shepherd sued Playboy magazine after they published photos of her from The Last Picture Show. As part of the settlement, she got the rights to the novel Saint Jack, which she had wanted to make into a film ever since Orson Welles gave her a copy.

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Ben Gazzara stars as Flowers in the film, directed by Peter Bogdanovich.

Controversy about the film

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Saint Jack was shot entirely on location in various places in Singapore in May and June 1978. As of 2006, it is the only Hollywood film to have been shot on location in Singapore. Places featured in the film include the former Empress Place hawker centre (now demolished) and Bugis Street. The local authorities knew about the book, hence the foreign production crew did not tell them that they were adapting it, fearing that they would not be permitted to shoot the film. Instead, they created a fake synopsis for a film called "Jack of Hearts", (what the director called "a cross between Love is a Many Splendored Thing and Pal Joey") and most of the Singaporeans involved in the production believed this was what they were making.

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The film was banned in Singapore and Malaysia on January 17, 1980. Singapore banned it "largely due to concerns that there would be excessive edits required to the scenes of nudity and some coarse language before it could be shown to a general audience," and lifted the ban only in March 2006. It is now an M18-rated film.

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Saint Jack was re-released in North America on DVD in 2001.

In an interview with The New York Times on 15 March 2006, Bogdanovich said, "Saint Jack and They All Laughed were two of my best films but never received the kind of distribution they should have."


  • Ben Gazzara as Jack Flowers
  • Denholm Elliott as William Leigh
  • James Villiers as Frogget
  • Joss Ackland as Yardley
  • Rodney Bewes as Smale
  • Mark Kingston as Yates
  • Lisa Lu as Mrs. Yates
  • Monika Subramaniam as Monika
  • Judy Lim as Judy
  • George Lazenby as Senator
  • Peter Bogdanovich as Eddie Schuman
  • Joseph Noël as Gopi
  • References

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