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Fallen Angel (1981)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 24 February 1981
Twelve year old Jennifer is unhappy with her widowed mom's relationship with a family friend. Feeling lonely, she readily accepts the friendship of an adult man named Howie and joins the ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Sherry Phillips
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Howard Nichols
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Jennifer Phillips
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Frank Dawson
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Dennis
Virginia Kiser ...
Mrs. Foster
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Jane Rizzo
Adam Gunn ...
David
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Lieutenant John Cooper (as Ron Joseph)
David Rode ...
Tom
Arthur Rosenberg ...
Simmons
Sherrie Wills ...
Heather
Ed Call ...
Desk Sergeant
Elizabeth Cheshire ...
Michelle
Tamar Cooper ...
Passing Customer
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Twelve year old Jennifer is unhappy with her widowed mom's relationship with a family friend. Feeling lonely, she readily accepts the friendship of an adult man named Howie and joins the softball team he coaches. Soon, Howie is convincing Jennifer to pose for photographs which become more and more revealing. Howie turns out to be a pedophile who works in child pornography and he plans to make Jennifer a "star". Will Jennifer's mother be able to help her daughter before it's too late? Written by Anonymous

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24 February 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El ángel caído  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Dana Hill, who played the young girl in this show, was actually in her late teens and not 12 as the movie suggests. She was born in 1964, but because of a medical condition that stunted her growth she looked younger. See more »

Quotes

Howard Nichols: I'm not a molester. Molesters scare kids; they hurt them. I love them.
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Featured in The 33rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1981) See more »

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amazing, disturbing tv movie
8 September 2002 | by (texas) – See all my reviews

I wholly disagree with the idea that the plot stalls and the behavior of "Howie" is inconsistent. The writers make it quite clear that Howard Nichols seduces both for sex and for business. What makes this movie creepy is that it is too good. The pedophile character is complex, and such a complex depiction would be unthinkable today. This is almost a period piece... It documents an era of innocence long gone. Word of warning.... don't use this film for its intended purposes... it's too bizarre for kids.


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