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Sparks: The Price of Passion (1990)

A female mayor (Victoria Principal) of Albuquerque gets embroiled in a fight over the development of a new economic center. In the midst of this, she receives blackmail photos of an ... See full summary »

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Richard A. Colla (as Richard Colla)

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Bill Svanoe (story), John Bensink (teleplay) (as John Robert Bensink) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Victoria Principal ... Patricia Sparks
Ted Wass ... Steve Warner
Hector Elizondo ... Vic Ramos
William Lucking ... Cam Wilson
Gary Farmer ... Pete
Thomas Callaway
Gracie Harrison Gracie Harrison ... Cathy, T.V. Reporter
Elaine Stritch ... Marti Sparks
Ralph Waite ... Orville Lemon
Radha Delamarter Radha Delamarter ... Elinor Cummings
Steven Tyler Steven Tyler ... Craig Stone
Lois Geary Lois Geary ... Daisy McMahon
Tory Polone Tory Polone ... Cheryl Becker
Patricia Van Ingen Patricia Van Ingen ... Gloria Aguilar
Joseph Andrade Joseph Andrade ... Mike Delgadillo
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A female mayor (Victoria Principal) of Albuquerque gets embroiled in a fight over the development of a new economic center. In the midst of this, she receives blackmail photos of an overnight fling she had with a stranger and threats of blackmail. On top of all this, the city is under siege by a serial killer who hunts powerful women. When the FBI moves in for the investigation, the chief officer (Ted Wass) turns out to be the stranger. Ralph Waite shows up as a friend of the mayor pressuring her for the development. Elaine Stritch plays her mother, Hector Elizondo is the city attorney, and William Lucking is the police chief. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Preis der Leidenschaft See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Victoria Principal Look Fantastic
26 August 2006 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

It was nice viewing a TV film back in 1990, where Victoria Principal had great looks and played the role of a New Mexcio Mayor,(Patricia Sparks),"Naked Lie" TV '89. Patricia attends a conference in a large city and gets hit on by Ted Wass,(Steve Warner), who manages to push Pat right into the bedroom with plenty of good lines. This so called affair manages to come back to haunt her in her own home town; despite the fact that her home town also has a serial killer on the loose. This killer does not like anyone, especially a woman, to point their finger at him and tell him what to do. Unfortunately, too many young gals pointed their fingers, even a poor bus driver, teacher and many more finger pointers. The ending is rather a tease and not very much to my liking, however, it is entertaining.


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