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Scandal Sheet (1985)

PG | | Drama | TV Movie 21 January 1985
The publisher of a celebrity gossip tabloid sets out to destroy an aging actor, whose career is foundering and who is also facing a battle with alcoholism.

Director:

David Lowell Rich

Writer:

Howard Rodman
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Burt Lancaster ... Harold Fallen
Lauren Hutton ... Meg North
Pamela Reed ... Helen Grant
Robert Urich ... Ben Rowan
Peter Jurasik ... Simon McKey
Bobby Di Cicco ... Platte (as Bobby DiCicco)
Trey Wilson ... Paul Brown
Susan Peretz ... Missus Hart
Penelope Windust
Douglas Rowe ... (as Doug Rowe)
Belita Moreno
Jim Baker ... (as Jim B. Baker)
Lois De Banzie ... Mrs. Skye (as Lois de Banzie)
Frances McDormand
Rance Howard ... Mr. Bell
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The publisher of a celebrity gossip tabloid sets out to destroy an aging actor, whose career is foundering and who is also facing a battle with alcoholism.

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Rated PG for thematic elements, brief sensuality and mild language | See all certifications »
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As Helen crosses the street to pick up her kid from school, the same man in a light-colored suit and briefcase walks past the school twice. See more »

Connections

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A neat, tightly-packaged story about the dark side of the tabloid business.
31 October 2002 | by bhoffer66See all my reviews

This made-for-TV piece moves quickly and has an arsenal of great acting talent. Caught between a stalled writing career in the "legitimate" publishing world, and an offer she can't refuse, Helen Grant (Pamela Reed) gets in over her head with a seedy but successful tabloid. The new job takes her on a wild ride, and us right along with her. Usually a supporting actress, Ms. Reed holds her own in the lead here. In fact she is the perfect pawn for the crafty Mr. Fallen (Burt Lancaster) who pulls all her strings. Burt is brilliant.

It is a story of two kinds of betrayal: to others and to one's own self. The movie makes you ask, "What's my price to sell out my ideals?" Strong performances by Robert Urich and Lauren Hutton as well. Very watchable. I rate it an 8/10.


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Language:

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Release Date:

21 January 1985 (USA) See more »

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