A popular anchorwoman, Jaime Douglas, is stalked by a photographer who's obsessed with her and wants to win her affections at any cost.

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David Schmoeller
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Morgan Fairchild ... Jamie Douglas
Michael Sarrazin ... Brandon
Vince Edwards ... Maxwell
Andrew Stevens ... Derek
Colleen Camp ... Robin
Kevin Brophy ... Bobby
Wendy Smith Howard Wendy Smith Howard ... Julie
Woodrow Parfrey ... Store Salesman
Betty Kean ... Mrs. Caluso
Joanne Linville ... Dr. Weston
Marii Mak ... Lisa (as Marri Mak)
Richard Reed Richard Reed ... Floor Manager
Bob DeSimone ... Photographer (as Robert De Simone)
Michael Griswold Michael Griswold ... News Anchorman
Marilyn Staley Marilyn Staley ... Newscaster
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Storyline

Los Angeles anchorwoman Jaime Douglas has it all: a glamorous career on a top-rated news show, a luxurious house in the hills, and a devoted young admirer named Derek. But when Jaime rebuffs his romantic advances, Derek becomes an obsessed stalker who plays out an increasingly psychotic courtship with the frightened newswoman. Soon he is threatening every part of her life, secretly watching ever her most intimate moments. Her tough-talking lover can't help her. A by-the-book policeman can't protect her. Now Jaime is alone, trapped like an animal and fighting back with the only weapon she has left. Will she finally be forced to use luscious body to fulfill the seduction?

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Alone... Terrified... Trapped like an animal. Now she's fighting back with the only weapon she has... Herself! See more »

Genres:

Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Actress Cathryn Hartt, the only one of the three teleprompter operators who is actually credited on screen, is lead cast member Morgan Fairchild's sister. See more »

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Robin: Art, fart!
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Love's Hiding Place
Music by Lalo Schifrin
Lyrics by Cliff Grisham
Sung by Dionne Warwick
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The nude scenes give it some value
15 June 2008 | by KUAlum26See all my reviews

I've seen this movie about three times,and its preposterousness(is that a word or did I just make one up?)made it something that practically all parties involved,particularly the leads, would probably want to forget they took part in. Having said that,it is at least marginally interest-emitting and,of course,lovingly sexual.

I recall that when this movie was being primed for release in early 1982,the selling point was almost entirely around the (still)lovely Morgan Fairchild--who,at the time,was nursing a floundering career after her series "Flamingo Road" was left to whither on the vine by NBC--and her sex/nude scenes. Sure enough,the scenes where she is sans trow are lovingly shot and have a lushness of editing and sound(her bubble bath scene has a particularly rapturous feel,reminiscent of Angie Dickinson's opening scene in Dressed to Kill) that would make the viewer believe that Andrew Stevens' creepy script boy stalker ISN'T the only one stalking Fairchild's eye-candy news anchor-lady.

Another IMDb commenter gave away some perceivably important plot points. Suffice it to say,the thriller/suspense/mystery element of this movie languishes behind the soft-core erotic quality of the film up until the last twenty minutes of the film,when suddenly the urgency of a dangerous stalker(with amazing ability to hide and enter people's abodes)with rapist/deadly abilities comes to the top of the agenda. This is probably ONLY a recommend for FAirchild fans and worshipers,since it is a donut-hole without her.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Seduction See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$11,378,339

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,378,339
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Company Credits

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The Romantic Venture See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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