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Drop Dead Gorgeous (1991)

A hot new model takes the fashion world by storm, but things start to turn ugly when people around her begin turning up dead.

Director:

Paul Lynch

Writers:

Harriet Steinberg (story), Nolan Powers (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Rubin ... Allie Holton
Peter Outerbridge ... Dylan Wiatt
Stephen Shellen ... Shelby Voit
Sally Kellerman ... Evelyn Ash
Lindsay Merrithew ... Bruce Kneppler
Dwight Bacquie Dwight Bacquie ... Sgt. Robinson
Robert Bockstael ... Sgt. Teploe
Andrew Gillies ... Geoffrey Haynes
Tracey Cook Tracey Cook ... Candy Stebbins
Ross Manson Ross Manson ... Colin
Chapelle Jaffe ... Mrs. Lewin
Ho Chow ... Mr. Chun
Carolyn Scott ... Mother in Elevator
Alissa Berg Alissa Berg ... Girl in Elevator
Patricia Idlette Patricia Idlette ... Newscaster
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Storyline

Candid photography talent Dylan Wiatt discovers Utah born Alicia 'Allie' Holton. After loosing her New York teaching position, she agrees to become the rising star in Evelyn Ash's modeling agency. Allie's apartment is ransacked, in the building where model Candy Stebbins was slashed two years earlier. Choreographer Geoffrey Haynes and photographer Shelby Voit, who made a rock video with her, meet a bloody end. The police and Dylan lack a puzzle piece, the killer still isn't done. Written by KGF Vissers

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Some stakes are too high.

Genres:

Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 August 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Victim of Beauty See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Ain't That Too Much
Written by Jerry Fuller and Baker Knight
Performed by Gene Vincent
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Great Murder Mystery. Red Herrings, Suspects, Unexpected Twists, and a Sting in its Tail.
16 July 2002 | by keyser_soze4321See all my reviews

Paul Lynch's 'Drop Dead Gorgeous' aka 'Victim Of Beauty' (the latter the better in my opinion) is an under-rated sleeping beauty for thriller fans. Especially those who enjoy a murder mystery with twists and turns. Lynch's Direction is solid for a TV movie. It obviously had a TV Movies Budget. The acting isn't award winning but believable. What makes this movie special is the story. Harriet Steinberg has created a fantastic script. Not so much the dialogue but the way this mystery is plotted and unfolds. Everything a Murder Mystery needs; many suspects, motives, confused sexual orientation, red herrings, an underlying story that occasionally raises its ugly head, and a sting in its tail. Rubin is beautiful, Outerbridge is talented and the supporting cast do a good job.

This is not so much a suspenseful thriller. All Murders happen off camera. We only see the left over bodies. But it is a very good Murder Mystery Thriller with a great twist that works. Check it out.


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