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The Amy Fisher Story (1993)

The true story of the Long Island teen who shoots and wounds the wife of a man she called her lover.

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Andy Tennant

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Janet Brownell
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Drew Barrymore ... Amy Fisher
Tony Denison ... Joey Buttafuoco (as Anthony John Denison)
Harley Jane Kozak ... Amy Pagnozzi
Tom Mason ... Eric Naiburg
Laurie Paton ... Mary Jo Buttafuoco
Ken Pogue ... Elliot Fisher
Linda Darlow ... Roseann Fisher
Gabe Khouth ... Tim Russo
Garry Davey ... Detective
Dwight McFee ... Daniel Severin
Philip Granger ... Williams
Stephen Cooper Stephen Cooper ... Chris Drellos
Matthew Walker ... Current Affair Reporter
Walter Marsh ... Judge Marvin Goodman
Terry King Terry King ... Fred Klein
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Storyline

The second of three made-for-TV movies detailing the life of the so-called Long Island "Lethal Lolita" Amy Fisher (played this time by Drew Barrymore) a rebellious, unsure-of-herself 16-year-old girl who became sexually involved with Joey Buttafuoco, a married, 30-something, auto mechanic, in which the unbalanced Fisher planned and shot Buttafuoco's wife in August 1992 in which he may or may not have coerced Fisher into doing the deed, and then denying any involvement with her. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

3 January 1993 (USA) See more »

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Drew Barrymore also played a Lolita the previous year in Poison Ivy (1992). See more »

Goofs

When Amy walks to the door, she only presses the doorbell once between the time she gets to the door and the time that Mary Jo Buttafuoco answers the door. When they show it from Mary Jo Buttafuoco's view, the audio reveals the doorbell being rung twice. See more »

Quotes

Amy Fisher: What, Dad?
Elliot Fisher: Nothing.
Amy Fisher: You were lookin'
Elliot Fisher: If I was I wasn't the only one. Why are you dressed like that?
Amy Fisher: Like what?
Mrs. Fisher: I think Amy looks very nice.
Elliot Fisher: Like that.
Amy Fisher: Like a hooker, dad?
Mrs. Fisher: [shouts] Amy!
Amy Fisher: What? You can think it but you just can't say it?
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Alternate Versions

Extra sex scenes were added for the video version, using a body double as a substitute for Drew Barrymore. See more »


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Happy Birthday
(uncredited)
Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
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The best Amy Fisher of all is Drew Barrymore
9 December 1998 | by JB-48See all my reviews

Amy Fisher had her fifteen minutes of fame as the "Long Island Lolita" who shot her lover's wife. So lurid a tale was this, that all three major networks rushed a television movie into production. Two of the movies even aired on the same night. Of the three movies, this is the finest.

Drew Barrymore, after her memorable roles as a child actor, but before her recent string of movies as an angel of purity, excelled at sluttiness. And sluttiness is the key attribute necessary to portray Ms. Fisher.

The story sticks close to the headlines, is enjoyably lurid and Drew Barrymore is excellent.

I recommend this movie to all fans of Drew Barrymore and to anyone wanting to see an enjoyable dramatization of Long Island's most infamous affair.


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