An undercover policewomen risks her life to trap a homicidal rapist.

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Tracy Fleming
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Captain Gus Maryk
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Earl Stokey
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Liz Fowler
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Nora
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Solomon
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Eddie Nugent
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Gianni Ruggeri
Brioni Farrell ...
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Mitzi Hoag ...
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A rapist/killer is terrorizing the women of Los Angeles. The main connection that all the women have is that they work in the same area. Policewoman Tracey Flemming is chosen to act as bait to catch the rapist and put him behind bars. Can the police catch the rapist before he strikes again? And will Tracey become his next victim? Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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Pre-dates Police Woman
24 September 2008 | by (Troy, NY) – See all my reviews

Contrary to what was posted in a previous comment, The Bait was first broadcast on March 13, 1973, more than a year and a half before Police Woman debuted in September 1974. It was actually based on a 1968 novel by former policewoman Dorothy Uhnak. Sure, it seems cheesy today -- just like all those other made-for-TV thrillers from the early 70's -- but The Bait was exciting and, with a young and super hot Donna Mills in the lead role, it definitely held your attention. I thought Donna gave a strong performance. She was effective and appealing. I'm not sure if it was in reference to this particular film, but I remember a reviewer stating that nobody does wide-eyed looks of terror as well as Donna Mills! Looking back, it's funny to see what was considered provocative at that time. The short skirts and outfits that Mills' character wore to catch the attention of the rapist-killer are pretty tame by today's standards.


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