An English bon-vivant osteopath is enchanted with a young exotic dancer and invites her to live with him. He serves as friend and mentor, and through his contacts and parties she and her friend meet and date members of the Conservative Party. Eventually a scandal occurs when her affair with the Minister of War goes public, threatening their lifestyles and their freedom.

Movie Data


Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 55m

Budget -

Revenue $8,800,000.00

Homepage -

Release Information

  • April 28, 1989
    R, Theatrical



Cast 29

  1. John Hurt

    John Hurt
    Stephen Ward

  2. Joanne Whalley

    Joanne Whalley
    Christine Keeler

  3. Bridget Fonda

    Bridget Fonda
    Mandy Rice-Davies

  4. Ian McKellen

    Ian McKellen
    John Profumo

  5. Jeroen Krabbé

    Jeroen Krabbé
    Eugene Ivanov

  6. Leslie Phillips

    Leslie Phillips
    Lord Astor

  7. Britt Ekland

    Britt Ekland
    Mariella Novotny

  8. Daniel Massey

    Daniel Massey
    Mervyn Griffith-Jones

  9. RG

    Roland Gift
    Johnnie Edgecombe

  10. JA

    Jean Alexander
    Mrs Keeler

  11. Alex Norton

    Alex Norton
    Detective Inspector

  12. Ronald Fraser

    Ronald Fraser
    Justice Marshall

  13. Paul Brooke

    Paul Brooke
    Detective Sergeant, Paul

  14. Paul Brooke

    Paul Brooke
    Detective Sergeant, John

  15. Keith Allen

    Keith Allen
    Kevin, Reporter Sunday Pictorial

  16. Ralph Brown

    Ralph Brown
    Paul Mann

  17. Trevor Eve

    Trevor Eve
    Matinee Idol

  18. Iain Cuthbertson

    Iain Cuthbertson
    Lord Hailsham

  19. Ken Campbell

    Ken Campbell
    Sunday Pictorial Editor

  20. Leon Herbert

    Leon Herbert
    Lucky Gordon

  21. Deborah Grant

    Deborah Grant
    Valerie (Hobson) Profumo

  22. Oliver Ford Davies

    Oliver Ford Davies
    Mr Woods, MI5

  23. Susannah Doyle
  24. Joanna Dunham

    Joanna Dunham
    Lady Bronwen Astor

  25. Terence Rigby

    Terence Rigby
    James Burge

  26. JS

    Johnny Shannon
    Peter Rachman

  27. Jeff Nuttall

    Jeff Nuttall
    Percy Murray

  28. James Villiers
  29. MT

    Malcolm Terris
    Northern Gent

Crew 15


  1. SH

    Simon Holland
    Production Design

  2. CT

    Chris Townsend
    Art Direction

Costume & Make-Up

  1. JR

    Jane Robinson
    Costume Design


  1. MM

    Mike Molloy


  1. Michael Caton-Jones


  1. AN

    Angus Newton


  1. JB

    Joe Boyd
    Executive Producer

  2. RM

    Redmond Morris

  3. NP

    Nik Powell
    Executive Producer

  4. Bob Weinstein

    Bob Weinstein
    Executive Producer

  5. Harvey Weinstein

    Harvey Weinstein
    Executive Producer

  6. SW

    Stephen Woolley

  7. SF

    Susie Figgis


  1. CD

    Carl Davis


  1. Michael Thomas

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