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The Seduction (1982)

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A popular anchorwoman, Jaime Douglas is stalked by an obsessed fan with a camera who wants more than just her picture.


David Schmoeller
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Morgan Fairchild ... Jamie Douglas
Michael Sarrazin ... Brandon
Vince Edwards ... Maxwell
Andrew Stevens ... Derek
Colleen Camp ... Robin
Kevin Brophy Kevin Brophy ... Bobby
Wendy Smith Howard Wendy Smith Howard ... Julie
Woodrow Parfrey ... Store Salesman
Betty Kean Betty Kean ... Mrs. Caluso
Joanne Linville ... Dr. Weston
Marii Mak 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


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? Written by Anchor Bay Entertainment

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




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Release Date:

29 January 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ansassa See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$391,999, 24 January 1982, Limited Release

Gross USA:

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Production Co:

The Romantic Venture See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Actress Morgan Fairchild was cast in the lead central role in this cinema movie thriller after at the time becoming popular in the then current television series Flamingo Road (1980). See more »


Jamie Douglas: You're not a man!
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Featured in Terror in the Aisles (1984) See more »


Love's Hiding Place
Music by Lalo Schifrin
Lyrics by Cliff Grisham
Sung by Dionne Warwick
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A stimulating and thought-provoking performance by Morgan Fairchild
15 January 2007 | by perpwalkSee all my reviews

Some people may snicker at this film, but back in the heady days of 1982 we just weren't as sophisticated about the celebrity stalker phenomenon as we are today. We didn't have to be, it was a more gracious and civilized time to live and, I might add, a golden era for television.

But dark days were just around the corner and those of us in the public eye owe the lovely Ms. Fairchild quite a debt for her eye-opening work on this film. I myself found it particularly enlightening when she demonstrated the dangers of being stalked while showering, swimming nude or taking a bubble bath while stroking one's silky thighs.

I'd also like to say that though some philistines may have nominated Colleen Camp for a Golden Raspberry award, I thought she was fantastic in her role, though we could have seen more of her.

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