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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 »

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John Herzfeld

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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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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 »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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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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References Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979) See more »

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You Owe Me Some Kind of Love
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Performed by Chris Isaak
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An Unforgettable Crime in a Forgettable Movie!
9 June 2007 | by SylviastelSee all my reviews

Okay, the film was not that great but the story of the preppy murderer, Robert Chambers, played by William Baldwin in a chilling performance. Lara Flynn Boyle plays Jennifer Levin, the victim of the crime. Chambers was the son of a New York City nanny/housekeeper of prominent East Side families who wanted her son to have the same advantages as John F. Kennedy Jr. and Jennifer Levin was a true New Yorker from a family who was well-to-do. He was from the wrong side of the tracks while she was from the right side of the tracks. Her life would end tragically one night in Central Park. Joanna Kerns took a break from her role as Maggie Malone Seaver on Growing Pains to play Linda Fairstein, the prosecutor, and I believe she did a service to the role. The case itself was on the cover People magazine and the New York City tabloids. Of course, Robert Chambers was a good looking man and too nice to be a killer but I think that was why the case brought so much attention. If you have attractive people like Chambers and Levin, you want to know why. If they were unattractive, I think that we would not care for it.


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