The Amy Fisher Story (1993)

TV Movie  |   |  Crime, Drama, Romance  |  3 January 1993 (USA)
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The true story of the Long Island teen who shoots and wounds the wife of a man she called her lover.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joey Buttafuoco (as Anthony John Denison)
Amy Pagnozzi
Tom Mason ...
Eric Naiburg
Laurie Paton ...
Roseann Fisher
Tim Russo
Garry Davey ...
Daniel Severin
Stephen Cooper ...
Chris Drellos
Matthew Walker ...
Current Affair Reporter
Terry King ...
Fred Klein


The second of three made-for-TV movies detailing the life of the so-called Long Island "Lethal Lolita" Amy Fisher (played this time by Drew Barrymore) a rebellious, unsure-of-herself 16-year-old girl who became sexually involved with Joey Buttafuoco, a married, 30-something, auto mechanic, in which the unbalanced Fisher planned and shot Buttafuoco's wife in August 1992 in which he may or may not have coerced Fisher into doing the deed, and then denying any involvement with her. Written by Anonymous

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3 January 1993 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Drew Barrymore also played a Lolita the previous year in Poison Ivy (1992). See more »


When Amy walks to the door, she only presses the doorbell once between the time she gets to the door and the time that Mary Jo Buttafuoco answers the door. When they show it from Mary Jo Buttafuoco's view, the audio reveals the doorbell being rung twice. See more »


Amy Fisher: I found this in my little sisters bed!
[pulls out a t-shirt from her pocket]
Mary Jo Buttafuoco: That doesn't prove anything. Joey gives those out to everyone.
Amy Fisher: I think the idea of a middle aged man having sex with a 16-year-old girl is pretty disgusting.
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1 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Yesterday my friend convinced me to go to White Hen. I agreed, and I'm glad I did because if i wasn't there at the right time, I never would have purchased this film that I have been searching for years for and was very cheap. I was surprised to find this obscure movie at White Hen. This was a movie that Drew Barrymore starred in at the lowest point in her career (go to her page and you will see what I mean.)

Drew Barrymore nailed the accent of the "Long Island Lolita", Amy Fisher, the seductive and troubled teen who was sexually abused as a child and falls in love with Joseph "Joey" Buttafuoco and seduces him into a sexual relationship after meeting him by crashing her car, and crashing it over and over and over again as an excuse to see him. She becomes obsessed with him, and while she respects his wife and the fact that he has a happy family, decides to attempt and kill his wife so she can be with him.

Drew Barrymore's incredible performance makes you sympathize with Amy, and makes you wonder if she had had a normal life and hadn't felt so trapped in her house her whole life, maybe she wouldn't be so screwed up. Awesome script, awesome movie, you can tell the director and writer put a ton of work into making it perfect, and look at how kickass Amy is today!

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