Star 80 (1983)

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A successful young model finds trouble when her obsessive manager-turned-husband becomes dangerously jealous.


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  • Eric Roberts in Star 80 (1983)
  • Mariel Hemingway and Eric Roberts in Star 80 (1983)
  • Mariel Hemingway in Star 80 (1983)
  • Eric Roberts in Star 80 (1983)
  • Sven Nykvist in Star 80 (1983)

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3 December 1999 | yenlo
Eric Roberts best performance.
Eric Roberts was clearly the `STAR' of Star 80. His performance as the self proclaimed Gods gift to Women character Paul Snider is really what makes this film. He makes the viewer take an instant dislike to him from his opening scene and carries it all the way through. Mariel Heminways portrayal of the ill fated Playboy Playmate Dorothy Stratten is maybe lukewarm marginal. Cliff Robertson is cast as Hugh Hefner but somehow doesn't seem right for the role.

Sadly this was in fact a true tragic story. See it for no other reason than Eric Roberts superb portrayal of the seven letter word usually considered vulgar meaning a stupid, incompetent or detestable person boyfriend/husband/manager of Dorothy Stratten. Vastly superior to the alternate version 1981's Death of A Centerfold.

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$6,472,990

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,472,990

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