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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.

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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 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 ... 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? 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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Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ansassa See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$391,999, 24 January 1982

Gross USA:

$11,378,339
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Production Co:

The Romantic Venture See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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 »

Quotes

Brandon: I like looking at you.
Jamie Douglas: I like being looked at.
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Connections

Referenced in The John Davidson Show: Episode #2.96 (1982) See more »

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Love's Hiding Place
Music by Lalo Schifrin
Lyrics by Cliff Grisham
Sung by Dionne Warwick
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A Stalker of the Worst Kind
26 September 2013 | by Uriah43See all my reviews

"Jamie Douglas" (Morgan Fairchild) is a beautiful television newscaster working in Los Angeles and has two men in her life. The first is her boyfriend named "Brandon" (Michael Sarrazin) and the other is a voyeur named "Derek" (Andrew Stevens). As it turns out, Derek is a stalker of the worst possible kind and because of his obsession he begins to make Jamie's life a living hell. At any rate, rather than detailing the entire plot I will just say that there is some suspense here and there. Both Michael Sarrazin and Andrew Stevens manage to turn in mediocre performances but what keeps this film going is the presence of Morgan Fairchild who is quite provocative. Otherwise this movie would have been a complete bust. On that note, there are some weak moments as well with the meltdown scene at the studio possibly being the worst. That said, I rate this film as average. Not great. But not too bad either.


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