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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
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Jane Rizzo
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David
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Lieutenant John Cooper (as Ron Joseph)
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Tom
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Simmons
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Heather
Ed Call ...
Desk Sergeant
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Michelle
Tamar Cooper ...
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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)  »

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El ángel caído  »

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Lew Hunter, a well known teacher at UCLA, wrote this script. It is referenced as an example in his popular book on writing screenplays, 'Lew Hunter's Screenwriting 434'. See more »

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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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Assured performances in an unsteady "warning" film
22 May 2001 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Richard Masur is exceedingly creepy as a pedophile who lures youngsters into kiddie-porno films, but this vehicle for his character can't quite create a plot out of these dynamics. Masur's relationship with disenfranchised youth Dana Hill is pseudo-friendly (he's really all business), so it comes as something of a surprise when he tells her near the end that he wants to be her lover. This is not consistent with the character, nor is it likely that Hill would find any revelations shocking at this point. What the movie does well is to show Hill almost absent-mindedly falling into the porn racket, turning her from an innocent latch-key kid into someone hard and manipulative (yet the filmmakers have her go all sweet and soft at the tag, as if finding the culprit repairs most of the damage). "Fallen Angel" isn't a great TV-flick, nor has it proved to be an important one, but it does have some frank dialogue and some emotional and disturbing scenes.


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