Betty has a crush on her tennis coach Mike. He keeps on promising to call, but never does - she doesn't know that he's a little dealer. After a failed deal in someone else's district he has to disappear for three months. He contacts Betty again, but she waits in vain - he's killed before they meet. Now she tries to find out what happened, asks around among his friends. This leads her right into the drug scenery. Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
The mystery that led her into a world of incredible danger.
Did You Know?
James Bridges, wrote, produced and directed this film in the Spring of 1983; focused and based upon the true case murder of a young man's (Mike's Murder) botched drug involvement with a syndicated drug cartel. Two African-American males on the UCLA football team (linemen) were convicted of Mike's murder, ordered by the cartel, which is incidental to the climax of the film. The production company set up offices at The Culver City Studios; building the interiors and matching the exterior of the Westwood exterior house location on a stage at the Culver City studio. Jim Bridges had Alan Ladd, Jr.'s financial investment and support agreeing to deliver the project under a three million dollar budget. Sharing the construction crew and mill for the film "Star 80", while both were in production at the same studio facility, reduced below the line expenses. Additionally, scheduling all the locations on the Venice, West LA, Westwood and West Hollywood Hills (above Sunset Boulevard) reduced transportation expenses and charges. The entire production team was a tightly knit creative group fully informed of the tight budget problem. See more
Mike's cigarette changing of position in between shots during the car scene. First the cigarette is unlit in his mouth but during close-ups on his face the cigarette disappears, and when the camera changes to another position he's holding a half lit cigarette. See more
[Betty is on the phone with Mike
So you don't feel like coming up and swimming with me?
How about tomorrow night?
You know I can't plan that far in advance.
Referenced in Remote Control
Written by Pete Ham
(uncredited) and Tom Evans
Performed by Chaz Jankel
Courtesy of A&M Records, Inc. See more