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The High Price of Passion (1986)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | TV Movie 30 November 1986
A college professor becomes obsessed with a prostitute.

Director:

Larry Elikann

Writers:

Mel Frohman (teleplay), Russell M. Glitman (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Crenna ... Williams Douglas
Karen Young ... Robin Benedict
Sean McCann ... John Benedict
Terry Tweed Terry Tweed ... Robin Benedict
Richard Monette Richard Monette ... Joe Grant
George R. Robertson ... Phillips
David B. Nichols David B. Nichols ... Bishop
Michele Scarabelli ... Chris
Samantha Langevin ... Ruth
Wayne Best ... Keefe
Carolyn Dunn Carolyn Dunn ... Rhonda Benedict
Michael Copeman ... Petrizzi
James Bearden James Bearden ... Det. Merrill
Hamish McEwan ... Hal
Cec Linder ... Judge
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The true story of a Tufts University professor who became obsessed with a prostitute named Robin. He goes to great lengths to keep her in his life; getting her a job at the university that she isn't qualified for; and embezzling funds. Eventually Robin decides to give up prostitution and she wants the professor to leave her alone. His obsession then leads to murder. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cena zauroczenia See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Amazing performance by Richard Crenna
26 February 2006 | by calico7227-1See all my reviews

I've been looking for this movie for years as a rerun, and have not seen it again. I think it was a TV movie. Richard Crenna did a fantastic acting job in this movie, and I will never forget this one! To see him as a pathetic,out of control man who destroys everyone around him, over a relentless obsession with a prostitute, is an amazing performance by Mr. Crenna. After seeing him usually playing comedies, this was quite an out of character, extraordinary performance by him. I've been a fan of his since he was Dexter Franklin on Our Miss Brooks, and that's a long time. I'd love to buy this movie if it's ever offered. I hope someone will let me know if it's ever available.


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