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Scandal Sheet (1985)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  21 January 1985 (USA)
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The publisher of a celebrity gossip tabloid sets out to destroy an aging actor, whose career is foundering and who is also facing a battle with alcoholism.

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Harold Fallen
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Meg North
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Helen Grant
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Ben Rowan
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Simon McKey
Bobby Di Cicco ...
Platte (as Bobby DiCicco)
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Paul Brown
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Missus Hart
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Jim Baker ...
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Lois De Banzie ...
Mrs. Skye (as Lois de Banzie)
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The publisher of a celebrity gossip tabloid sets out to destroy an aging actor, whose career is foundering and who is also facing a battle with alcoholism.

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Rated PG for thematic elements, brief sensuality and mild language | See all certifications »
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21 January 1985 (USA)  »

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The Devil's Bed  »

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Reflected in the payphone along with the crew member holding it, when Helen calls Stan in New York. See more »

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Remake of Scandal Sheet (1952) See more »

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Dissolution of A Friendship
2 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Over and over...Money is the root of all evil.

Helen Grant needs money and her writing assignment will not be published for over a year.

Enter Burt Lancaster, head of a vicious gossip newspaper that is in the process of destroying an alcoholic actor.

He promises Helen the world. He lures her out to California where he wines and dines her. Beautiful house, expense account, good schools for her son, great salary, great everything. Lead us not into temptation, but Helen will not be delivered from evil.

Lancaster had hired her because she is best friends with the actor he wants to destroy-Robert Urich along with his wife, her college room mate played nicely by Lauren Hutton.

When Helen destroys papers that show that Hutton is paying the insurance on her husband's contract, Lancaster makes sure to write the story stating that Helen had written this up. This destroys her friendship as well as the Urich character, who suffers a fatal heart attack.

At the funeral, Hutton spits at Helen. Helen takes pictures of the deceased and hands them over to Lancaster exclaiming that she wants the job. She has become a real stinker now. Money is certainly the root of all evil.


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