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Fatal Charm (1990)

R | | Thriller | Video 5 May 1993
He may have been convicted of raping and murdering six young women, but to a smitten teenage girl who's initiated a relationship-by-mail, he's just a cute guy who couldn't possibly be guilty. Did he...or didn't he?

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... Adam Brenner
... Valerie
Mary Frann ... Susan
... Louis
... Jane Sims
... Sheriff Harry Childs
... Sandy (as Lar Park Lincoln)
... Edgar Perkins
Shelley Smith ... Kathy Crowley
Andrew Lowery ... James Childs
... English Teacher
... Home-Ec Teacher
... Adolph
... Willy
Kevin Brophy ... Deputy Williams
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He may have been convicted of raping and murdering six young women, but to a smitten teenage girl who's initiated a relationship-by-mail, he's just a cute guy who couldn't possibly be guilty. Did he...or didn't he?

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When innocence and evil have no boundaries.

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Decent suspense thriller
15 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

Fatal Charm is a decent suspense thriller, although it's very difficult to find nowadays. The beautiful Amanda Peterson (Can't Buy Me Love) plays a teenage girl who becomes infatuated with a handsome man accused of killing several women. The guy is played well enough by Christopher Atkins. The movie was actually made about three years before it was released, but had alot of production and marketing problems. There are some pretty good suspenseful moments for this low budget film. Fatal Charm does have some weak moments due to the script, but that's to be expected. The performances are pretty good, especially Peterson's. Mary Frann , from Newhart, plays a less than perfect mother. Although she no longer acts professionally, she is one of her best performances. I do suggest renting this movie if you happen to run across, or don't have anything better to do. It won't change the world of filmmaking, but hopefully it will be rereleased on DVD.


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