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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 »

Director:

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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police | murder | trial | sex | death | See All (9) »

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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 »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The real detective who worked on the case Mike Sheehan appears in the movie as a minor character. Danny Aiello portrays Sheehan. 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 »

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Features A Current Affair (1986) See more »

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Baby I Love You
Written by Ronnie Shannon
Performed by Aretha Franklin
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Billy Baldwin as Robert Chambers - NOT!
9 August 2001 | by PhilauraSee all my reviews

The majority of the fascination with the "preppie murder" case revolved around the startling good looks and charisma of the man accused. A very rare few are blessed/cursed with the type of beauty that placed Robert Chambers in an elite above and beyond what most can even imagine. A young Elvis Presley, Ricky Martin or Rob Lowe could also be considered among those few. It was easy to believe that once under the spell of such a an intensely magnetic draw, a young girl could become violently obsessed if rejected. It was absolutely impossible for me to buy this scenario with Billy Baldwin - PLEASSSSE! Who casts these things?


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