LADY IN WAITING is a softcore thriller with a laconic, boozy veneer and not much initiative in the way of story development. Much like the call girls who provide a focus for most of the action, the film does what it's paid to do and exits quietly.
Jimmy Scavetti (Michael Nouri) is a hardworking, recovering alcoholic cop with a troubled past, including strong-arming prostitutes. Scott Henley (Charles Grant), the lawyer who plea-bargained him into a dead-end homicide job, didn't stop there, and wound up usurping his wife Elizabeth (Karin
Kopins) and his 10-year-old son in the bargain. Now he wants to move them all to New York, against everyone's wishes. When cal...