5.0/10
161
6 user 1 critic

Amy Fisher: My Story (1992)

This sensational true story of a near fatal attraction left Mary Jo Buttafuoco paralyzed for life and made Amy Fisher America's most infamous teenager. Imprisoned 5-15 years for a crime she... See full summary »

Director:

Reviews

Videos

1 video »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Joey Buttafuoco's story, of how a sexy, possessive young girl destroyed his life by telling her friends the two are lovers, and then shooting his wife.

Director: John Herzfeld
Stars: Jack Scalia, Alyssa Milano, Phyllis Lyons
The Amy Fisher Story (TV Movie 1993)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

The true story of the Long Island teen who shoots and wounds the wife of a man she called her lover.

Director: Andy Tennant
Stars: Drew Barrymore, Tony Denison, Harley Jane Kozak
Prison of Secrets (TV Movie 1997)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Lynn Schaffer is willfully irresponsible once too often, gets fired and refuses a plea-bargain with her employer. She's now convicted and because of this uncooperative attitude gets the ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Gerber
Stars: Stephanie Zimbalist, Finola Hughes, Gary Frank
Clerks. (TV Short 1995)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Another day in the life of Dante and Randal, from Kevin Smith's indie film.

Director: Michael Lessac
Stars: Andrew Lowery, Jim Breuer, Larry Brandenburg
A Kiss So Deadly (TV Movie 1996)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

What happens when a father falls in love with his daughter's college roommate? In this film, not only is he finally suspected by his daughter, but eventually his obsession for the young ... See full summary »

Director: Chuck Bowman
Stars: Charles Shaughnessy, Dedee Pfeiffer, Tom Bresnahan
El Rey (2004)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Cali, Colombia, 1970s. The fictional story of Pedro Rey, the first drug trafficker and drug lord.

Director: José Antonio Dorado
Stars: Fernando Solórzano, Cristina Umaña, Marlon Moreno
Hey Vern, Win $10,000 (Video 1987)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
Director: John R. Cherry III
Stars: Jim Varney, Dan Holly, John R. Cherry III
Leave of Absence (TV Movie 1994)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

When a married man's mistress falls seriously ill, he must make the toughest choice of his life.

Director: Tom McLoughlin
Stars: Brian Dennehy, Jacqueline Bisset, Blythe Danner
Newsbreak (2000)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

A reporter risks his life to get to the bottom of a stack of lies, corruption and murder surrounding the opening of a local power plant.

Director: Serge Rodnunsky
Stars: Michael Rooker, Judge Reinhold, Robert Culp
Documentary | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A scathing critique/celebration of early-'90s tabloid culture, twenty years in the making! In 1992, a suburban New York teenager named Amy Fisher captured the national media's attention ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Kapelovitz
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Dr. Otto grows a hand out of the top of his head and tries to destroy the world.

Director: John R. Cherry III
Stars: Jim Varney, Glenn Petach, Myke R. Mueller
Picnic III (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Directors: Rennie Cowan, Zaccharin Thibodeau
Stars: Amber Boetger, Brent Cariaga, Amanda Corsi
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Pierrette Grace ...
Crystal
...
...
Roseann Fisher
Kathleen Laskey ...
Rino Romano ...
Mick
Gemma Barry ...
Theresa
Kirsten Kieferle ...
Ellen
Tyley Ross ...
Tom
...
Student
...
Darlene
Marianna Pascal ...
Aunt Violet
Angelo Pedari ...
Bar Friend #1
Edit

Storyline

This sensational true story of a near fatal attraction left Mary Jo Buttafuoco paralyzed for life and made Amy Fisher America's most infamous teenager. Imprisoned 5-15 years for a crime she confessed to Fisher has nothing to lose by telling how it was-her way, her story. Deception, Promiscuous Sex, and Violence. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The story that shocked America! The TRUE story of Amy Fisher (UK release)

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 December 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lethal Lolita - Amy Fisher: My Story  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Joey Buttafuoco: Were you in love at first sight?
Amy Fisher: I don't know. I guess.
[Joey tries to kiss Amy but she pulls away]
Amy Fisher: My parents are...
Joey Buttafuoco: Yeah. They're working remember?
[Joey kisses Amy on the lips]
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Troglodyte Meets Jailbait
2 March 2014 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

Middle-aged creep auto body shop owner Joey Buttafuoco (Marinaro) aggressively pursues a sexual relationship with sixteen year old customer Amy Fisher - a crude yet curvaceous airhead, after doing work on her car. She inexplicably reciprocates the sinister older man's feelings resulting in a sordid and ill-fated affair that concludes with her shooting Buttafuoco's wife Mary-Jo in the face and being imprisoned for it.

Based on a true story which was tabloid fodder back in the early 1990s this is a cheap exploration of a sequence of events which exhibited the quintessence of tackiness and seediness of late 20th century North American culture. It would all have had little resonance except for the violence of its conclusion. For those who look down upon others there was yet another evident justification for their reasons why.

For those who look down upon American television and specifically made-for-TV movies this production appeared to offer definitive justification. The lack of imagination shown in crafting a teleplay gleaned straight from supermarket broadsheet headlines generally makes for poor screen writing. Worse, the requisite attention to the facts of the case limited access to any creative avenues which might have proved entertaining.

The emphasis in productions like this is on capitalizing upon the tabloid mileage and commensurate word-of-mouth which captures the attention of potential viewers. Hastily produced so that its release coincides with the time in which the news item remains topical the finished product can be haphazard in quality. It can also come off as garish opportunism and pandering on the part of the network which broadcasts it. Yet there were multiple TV movie productions closely based upon the same news item.

The only creativity readily evident here was in the absurd casting. Ivy League educated ex-pro football player Ed Marinaro - an Italian-American Ken doll portrayed thuggish lech Joey Buttafuoco. One of the most arresting things about the case was the fact that Buttafuoco looked like what he was - a crass, predatory and noticeably out of shape scuzzo. Marinaro, a romantic ideal for some women was not equipped to portray that effectively.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Anyone read the book? gingersnaps1
Discuss Amy Fisher: My Story (1992) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?