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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?

Director:

Fritz Kiersch (as Alan Smithee)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Atkins ... Adam Brenner
Amanda Peterson ... Valerie
Mary Frann ... Susan
James Remar ... Louis
Peggy Lipton ... Jane Sims
Andrew Robinson ... Sheriff Harry Childs
Lar Park-Lincoln ... Sandy (as Lar Park Lincoln)
Robert Walker Jr. ... Edgar Perkins
Shelley Smith ... Kathy Crowley
Andrew Lowery Andrew Lowery ... James Childs
Barbara McNair ... English Teacher
Jane Kean ... Home-Ec Teacher
Ned Bellamy ... Adolph
Ken Foree ... 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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Rated R for violence and sexuality | See all certifications »
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A TV movie for the Showtime network. See more »

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References The Ninth Configuration (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

The Silence of the Night
Lyrics and Vocal Performance by Susan J. Paul (Popfish Music, ASCAP)
Music and Produced by James Donnellan (Headstron Music, BMI)
Courtesy of Vantage Records
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Decent suspense thriller
15 May 2002 | by Brianweimer73See 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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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tödlicher Charme See more »

Filming Locations:

Mendocino, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

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1.33 : 1
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