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The Preppie Murder (1989)

This is the story of a young woman who was found dead. Now the police investigate, and evidence points to a man she was seen leaving a party with. Now when questioned, he claims that her ... See full summary »

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John Herzfeld

Writers:

Irv Roud (story), John Herzfeld (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny Aiello ... Det. Mike Sheehan
William Baldwin ... Robert Chambers
Joanna Kerns ... Linda Fairstein
Lara Flynn Boyle ... Jennifer Levin
Dorothy Fielding Dorothy Fielding ... Phyllis Chambers
James Handy ... Detective Joe Brady Quinn
William Devane ... Jack Litman
Allan Arbus ... Arnold Domenitz, Grandfather
Christine Healy ... Ellen Levin, Mother
Herb Mitchell ... Robert Chambers Sr.
J.C. Quinn ... Jack Dorrian
Alan Blumenfeld
Thalmus Rasulala ... Judge Bell
Alan Rosenberg ... Dan Levin, Uncle
David Spielberg ... Steven Levin, Father
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Storyline

This is the story of a young woman who was found dead. Now the police investigate, and evidence points to a man she was seen leaving a party with. Now when questioned, he claims that her death was accidental, as a result of rough sex. Now her family doesn't believe this, so they press the district attorney's office to try him for murder, but he has a good lawyer who plays his defense right down to putting the dead girl on trial. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

24 September 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asesinato en Central Park See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

A TV movie made for the ABC network. See more »

Goofs

"Wicked Game" by Chris Isaak is featured in several scenes, including discos and Robert playing it in his bedroom, but the song was not released until 1989, 3 years after the murder. See more »

Connections

References Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Baby I Love You
Written by Ronnie Shannon
Performed by Aretha Franklin
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2 September 2005 | by ksmacy-2See all my reviews

This movie is semi-engrossing, featuring a Brat Pack that never could have been. It is certainly worth watching (in fast forward) to marvel at this strange amalgam of stars that don't really go together - two Heathers from HEATHERS, Sandy Bullock, Lara Flynn Boyle. William Devane is as smarmy as ever; Danny Aiello is simultaneously a sensitive cop and an ass with an inferiority complex (bizarre combination). The Chris Isaak soundtrack (was this a big enough movie to have a big recording artist do the soundtrack?) only adds to the movie's surreality, as does the presence of feisty Joanna Kerns, who clearly has a thing for Billy. I'll admit I was drawn to Billy Baldwin's murderous magnetism, but then I started to think about how dangerous that can be. Remember SLIVER? Remember FLATLINERS?


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