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
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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Beyond Control  »

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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 »


Elliot Fisher: Your mother says for you to go to the store for my prescription.
Amy Fisher: [stroppy] Now?
Elliot Fisher: Fine. Let's hope I don't have a heart attack while I'm waiting.
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Referenced in That's My Boy (2012) See more »

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The best Amy Fisher of all is Drew Barrymore
9 December 1998 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

Amy Fisher had her fifteen minutes of fame as the "Long Island Lolita" who shot her lover's wife. So lurid a tale was this, that all three major networks rushed a television movie into production. Two of the movies even aired on the same night. Of the three movies, this is the finest.

Drew Barrymore, after her memorable roles as a child actor, but before her recent string of movies as an angel of purity, excelled at sluttiness. And sluttiness is the key attribute necessary to portray Ms. Fisher.

The story sticks close to the headlines, is enjoyably lurid and Drew Barrymore is excellent.

I recommend this movie to all fans of Drew Barrymore and to anyone wanting to see an enjoyable dramatization of Long Island's most infamous affair.

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