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The Seduction (1982)

R  |   |  Thriller  |  29 January 1982 (USA)
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Los Angeles anchorwoman Jaime Douglas has it all: a glamorous career on a top-rated news show, a luxurious house in the hills, and a devoted young admirer named Derek. But when Jaime ... See full summary »

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Jamie Douglas
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Brandon
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Maxwell
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Derek
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Robin
Kevin Brophy ...
Bobby
Wendy Smith Howard ...
Julie
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Store Salesman
Betty Kean ...
Mrs. Caluso
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Dr. Weston
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Lisa (as Marri Mak)
Richard Reed ...
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Bob DeSimone ...
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Michael Griswold ...
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Marilyn Staley ...
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Los Angeles anchorwoman Jaime Douglas has it all: a glamorous career on a top-rated news show, a luxurious house in the hills, and a devoted young admirer named Derek. But when Jaime rebuffs his romantic advances, Derek becomes an obsessed stalker who plays out an increasingly psychotic courtship with the frightened newswoman. Soon he is threatening every part of her life, secretly watching ever her most intimate moments. Her tough-talking lover can't help her. A by-the-book policeman can't protect her. Now Jaime is alone, trapped like an animal and fighting back with the only weapon she has left. Will she finally be forced to use luscious body to fulfill the seduction? Written by Anchor Bay Entertainment

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Alone... Terrified... Trapped like an animal. Now she's fighting back with the only weapon she has... Herself!

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The film's "The Seduction" title logo and as well as many promotional materials such as the Australian home video released were colored "pink" which is the color of a flamingo bird. Star Morgan Fairchild was at the time the movie was made and released starring in the television series Flamingo Road (1980). See more »

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Music by Lalo Schifrin
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Fairchild tries but it's a dud
19 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Stupid "thriller". Ridiculously beautiful TV anchorperson Jamie Douglas (Morgan Fairchild) has it all--a successful career, a big beautiful house (that no anchor could ever afford) and a loving boyfriend (Michael Sarrazin). She also has a photographer who adores her named Derek (Andrew Stevens). However his adoration turns into stalking and Jamie begins to fear for her life.

I had totally forgotten about this thing (I can't call it a movie) until it just popped into my head recently (for whatever reason). I remember seeing it on cable TV back in 1982. I set my expectations on low because let's face it--this was only made to show Fairchild nude a couple of times. It was even worse than I expected! The plot was illogical with some truly preposterous "twists". It got boring really quick. The ending especially was bad and seemed sort of rushed.

Fairchild was (and is) a beautiful woman and she looks great here--but she can't act. She tries her best but she just can't pull it off. I actually got uncomfortable seeing the poor woman attempt to act. Sarrazin can be good--but not here. He looks terrible and is far too old for Fairchild (he's 10 years older than her in real life--and it shows). I spent most of the movie wondering what her character ever saw in the guy. Stevens was never a good actor but he is handsome and kind of playful in the role. But, all in all, this was a boring and stupid "thriller". Also Fairchild's nude scenes are brief (if you're watching for that). A 1 all the way.


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