A fictional account of the Bloomingdale murder scandal in the 1980's about an heir to one of the richest families in USA and his affair with a model.
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1991  
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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 Jules Mendelson (2 episodes, 1991)
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 Pauline Mendelson (2 episodes, 1991)
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 Flo (2 episodes, 1991)
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 Camilla Ebury (2 episodes, 1991)
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 Philip Quennell (2 episodes, 1991)
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 Arnie Zwillman (2 episodes, 1991)
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 Lonny (2 episodes, 1991)
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 Kippie Petworth (2 episodes, 1991)
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 Cyril Rathbone (2 episodes, 1991)
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 Stieglitz (2 episodes, 1991)
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 Rose (2 episodes, 1991)
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 Sims Lord (2 episodes, 1991)
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 Hector Paradiso (2 episodes, 1991)
(2 episodes, 1991)
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 Manning (2 episodes, 1991)
Christian Conrad ...
 Olaf (2 episodes, 1991)
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 Capt. Mariano (2 episodes, 1991)
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 Joel Zircon (2 episodes, 1991)
Glenn Robards ...
 Curly (2 episodes, 1991)
John Shepard ...
 Trevor Dust (2 episodes, 1991)
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 Prince Friedrich (2 episodes, 1991)
Edward Penn ...
 Dudley (2 episodes, 1991)
Suzanne LaRusch ...
 Adrienne (2 episodes, 1991)
Robert Weaver ...
 Zane (2 episodes, 1991)
Lia Sargent ...
 Terry (2 episodes, 1991)
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 Willard (2 episodes, 1991)
Nicky Blair ...
 Dom Belaria (2 episodes, 1991)
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 Glyceria (2 episodes, 1991)
Dari Lallou ...
 Miss Tooney (2 episodes, 1991)
Fred Holliday ...
 Amos (2 episodes, 1991)
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 AA Leader (2 episodes, 1991)
Gil Segel ...
 AA Member (2 episodes, 1991)
Melissa Young ...
 Darlene (2 episodes, 1991)
Linda West ...
 Ina Rae (2 episodes, 1991)
Grayce Spence ...
 Miss Maple (2 episodes, 1991)
Tony Fasce ...
 Beverly Park Man (2 episodes, 1991)
Phoebe Noel ...
 Marvene (2 episodes, 1991)
George C. Simms ...
 Det. McDonald (2 episodes, 1991)
Christopher Morley ...
 Marilyn (2 episodes, 1991)
Renata Scott ...
 Faye Converse (2 episodes, 1991)
Wayne Chou ...
 Messenger (2 episodes, 1991)
Eddy Donno ...
 Customs Officer (2 episodes, 1991)
Kevin Mills ...
 Rose's Nephew (2 episodes, 1991)
Michael Saad ...
 Hussein Alhani (2 episodes, 1991)
Henry Crowell Jr. ...
 Charlie (2 episodes, 1991)
Katsy Chappell ...
 Mimosa (2 episodes, 1991)
Fernanda Gordon ...
 Nurse (2 episodes, 1991)
Tom McGreevey ...
 Father Brownwood (2 episodes, 1991)
Robert MacKenzie ...
 Jess (2 episodes, 1991)
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 Stage Manager (2 episodes, 1991)
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Based on the novel by Dominick Dunne, this movie tells the story of an affair between a wealthy heir, Jules and the mistress he has kept for 18 years, Vicki. Jules' wife Betsy is aware of the affair as their marriage is one of convenience but when Jules is diagnosed with cancer, she demands an end to it. When Vicki is left broke and desperate, she threatens to expose all of Jules' sins and secrets which she has learned throughout the years. They had other plans for her. Written by mahajanssen

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She enjoyed a life of luxury. She got murdered for it. See more »


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Dragoste fatala  »

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While on his death bed Jules tells Pauline that her son Kippie was the killer of Hector Paradiso and that there is a SEALED letter in their safe, written by Hector right before his death, that names Kippie as the man who shot him. After Jules dies, Pauline goes to the safe to retrieve the letter. When she takes it out of the safe and opens it, it is obviously NOT sealed. See more »

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Pauline Mendelson: I've smelled her on you Jules!
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one of the all-time great trashy movies
7 December 2002 | by (Maryland) – See all my reviews

Sure, it may be made-for-TV soap opera. But the book by Dominick Dunne was such a well-written story, and in the movie (which as far as I can remember is quite faithful to the book) all the acting is superb, the characterizations almost believable (the story is a bit too far out for really believable characters), the dialog many, many cuts above the average TV movie -- good editing and photography, great sets -- this is really a plus-perfect movie of its genre. "If this be trash, make the most of it" -- I loved it!


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