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City in Fear (1980)

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In his last appearance before the cameras, David Janssen plays an alcoholic journalist desperate for a comeback. Janssen hitches his star to ruthless publisher Robert Vaughn, who is exploiting a rash of brutal murders to sell papers. The danger here is that the unknown serial killer, who preys upon beautiful young women, is rapidly becoming a media celebrity--and may be prompted to continue killing just to see his name in print. Beyond its own potential for sensationalism, City in Fear raises several provocative questions about the responsibility (and culpability) of the press. For its March 30, 1980 premiere, City in Fear was given a two hour and fifty minute timeslot.

Cast

David Janssen
as Vince Perrino
Robert Vaughn
as Harrison Crawford III
Susan Sullivan
as Madeleine Crawford
Perry King
as Lt. John Armstrong
M. Emmet Walsh
as Sheldon Lewis
Mark Lonow
as Henry Zeller
Lane Binkley
as Doris Greasza
Christopher Allport
as Kenny Reiger
Pearl Shear
as Mrs. Purdy
Gloria Stroock
as Publisher's Assistant
Stephen Keep
as Mayor Boylen
Troas Hayes
as Felicia Davenport
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