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The Preppie Murder (1989)

TV Movie  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  24 September 1989 (USA)
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This is the story of a young woman who was found dead. Now the police investigate, and evidence points to a man she was seen leaving a party with. Now when questioned, he claims that her ... See full summary »

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Det. Mike Sheehan
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Robert Chambers
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Linda Fairstein
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Jennifer Levin
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Phyllis Chambers
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Detective Joe Brady Quinn
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Jack Litman
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Arnold Domenitz, Grandfather
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Ellen Levin, Mother
Herb Mitchell ...
Robert Chambers Sr.
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Jack Dorrian
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Judge Bell
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Dan Levin, Uncle
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Steven Levin, Father
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This is the story of a young woman who was found dead. Now the police investigate, and evidence points to a man she was seen leaving a party with. Now when questioned, he claims that her death was accidental, as a result of rough sex. Now her family doesn't believe this, so they press the district attorney's office to try him for murder, but he has a good lawyer who plays his defense right down to putting the dead girl on trial. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Asesinato en Central Park  »

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"Wicked Game" by Chris Isaak is featured in several scenes, including discos and Robert playing it in his bedroom, but the song was not released until 1989, 3 years after the murder. See more »

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References Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979) See more »

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Baby I Love You
Written by Ronnie Shannon
Performed by Aretha Franklin
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2 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is semi-engrossing, featuring a Brat Pack that never could have been. It is certainly worth watching (in fast forward) to marvel at this strange amalgam of stars that don't really go together - two Heathers from HEATHERS, Sandy Bullock, Lara Flynn Boyle. William Devane is as smarmy as ever; Danny Aiello is simultaneously a sensitive cop and an ass with an inferiority complex (bizarre combination). The Chris Isaak soundtrack (was this a big enough movie to have a big recording artist do the soundtrack?) only adds to the movie's surreality, as does the presence of feisty Joanna Kerns, who clearly has a thing for Billy. I'll admit I was drawn to Billy Baldwin's murderous magnetism, but then I started to think about how dangerous that can be. Remember SLIVER? Remember FLATLINERS?


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