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Making of a Male Model (1983)

A young man is enticed by an agent to join her modeling agency.

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Irving J. Moore

Writer:

AJ Carothers (as A.J. Carothers)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joan Collins ... Kay Dillon
Jon-Erik Hexum ... Tyler Burnett
Kevin McCarthy ... Ward Hawley
Roxie Roker ... Madge Davis
Arte Johnson ... Marty Sampson
Ted McGinley ... Gary Angelo
Jeff Conaway ... Chuck Lanyard
Patricia Smith ... Mrs. Rockwell
Rosemarie Stack ... Lila Chandler
Tamara Stafford ... Linda
Robert Walker Jr. ... Joseph
Richard Pierson Richard Pierson ... Leo
Robert Pinkerton Robert Pinkerton ... Scott
Barry Pearl ... Clarence
Twyla Littleton Twyla Littleton ... Amanda
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A young man is enticed by an agent to join her modeling agency.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 October 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bir manken doğuyor See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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About one year after this TV movie aired, Jon-Erik Hexum died as a result of a freak accident on the set of a new series he was filming entitled Cover-Up. Goofing around between takes, Hexum put a prop pistol to his head and it went off. As a result, he was declared brain-dead, and when he passed away, several of his organs, including his heart, were donated to others in need. He was only 26 years old. See more »

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Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
28 June 2009 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

Still oozing sex appeal, fiftysomething "Dynasty" star Joan Collins (as Kay Dillon) discovers dramatically handsome young Jon-Erik Hexum (as Tyler Burnett) working on a ranch in Nevada. Before you can say, "Howdy cowboy, where's your horse?" Ms. Collins offers to take the muscular hunk to New York City, where she'll make Mr. Hexum the star of her modeling agency. At first, Hexum is a hard sell, resisting the "weirdoes and queers". But eventually, he gets plucked and… well, you get the idea.

Classic TV-movie tailored trash. Don't miss the credit: "film editor, Dick Darling". Hexum, Collins, and "Dynasty" followers will be pleased. Collins accurately describes Hexum: "He's got that natural raw sex look." You'll also get to hear photographer Arte Johnson demand, "Take off your shirt I want to see you body," and Kevin McCarthy informs, "You're paid to show off your pectorals and your tight butt." The other photographers, including Robert Walker Jr., are, likewise, a scream.

Unbeknownst to everyone, Jeff Conaway (as Chuck Lanyard) steals away with the movie, playing a decadent male model hitting the skids. Try to imagine enjoying "Making of a Male Model" (as a story) without Mr. Conway's presence. There are more shirtless scenes of Hexum than you can shake a stick at; but, Conway's scenes give Hexum some room to act. Unfortunately, Hexum accidentally shot himself to death, on the set of his "Cover Up" series, in 1984.

****** Making of a Male Model (10/9/83) Irving J. Moore ~ Jon-Erik Hexum, Joan Collins, Jeff Conaway


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