R | | Biography, Drama
A successful young model finds trouble when her obsessive manager-turned-husband becomes dangerously jealous. Based on the true story of 1980 Playmate of the Year Dorothy Stratten.
The film was made and released about two years after it source Pulitzer Prize-winning Feature Writing Award article "Death of a Playmate" by Teresa Carpenter had been first published in 'The Village Voice' newspaper in 1981. The article's title was similar to the name of the earlier television movie Death of a Centerfold: The Dorothy Stratten Story (1981) which covered the same story and subject matter.
When the editor of Playboy told I'd won the Playmate of the Year, the first thing out of my mouth was,"Are you sure?"
A bloody hand straps a body to the table, but moments later a wide shot shows the body on the floor and the table is nowhere to be seen.
This film is dedicated to Paddy Chayefsky
ABC edited 12 minutes from this film for its 1987 network television premiere.
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