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The Preppie Murder (1989)





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Based on a true story, The Preppie Murder begins on August 26, 1986. This was the day that 18-year-old Jennifer Levin (Lara-Flynn Boyle) was strangled to death in Central Park. The prime suspect, Jennifer's 19-year-old boyfriend Robert Chambers (William Baldwin), confesses to the crime. The well-to-do young man insists that the killing was accidental; he claims that it occurred during a "rough sex" session that Jennifer had inaugurated. The ensuing media frenzy forces the old "she asked for it" defense to rear its ugly head. The Preppie Murder's attempts at fairness caused a great deal of critical turmoil when the film first aired on September 24, 1989.


William Baldwin
as Robert Chambers
Danny Aiello
as Det. Mike Sheehan
William Devane
as Jack Litman
Joanna Kerns
as Linda Fairstein
Lara Flynn Boyle
as Jennifer Levin
James Handy
as Det. Quinn
David Spielberg
as Steve Levin
Christine Healy
as Ellen Levin
Allan Arbus
as Arnold Domenitz
Herb Mitchell
as Bob Chambers Sr.
Lisanne Falk
as Alex LaGatta
Emily Kuroda
as Reporter
Kim Walker
as Candace
Rick Aiello
as Policeman
Alvin Alexis
as David Fillyaw
John Apicella
as Dr. Kornblum
Yolanda Jilot
as Foreign Journalist
Ava Lazar
as Reporter
Mary Mara
as Susan Bird
Paula McClure
as TV Reporter
Lisa Specht
as Reporter
Joe Wizan
as Mr. Maitland
Nicole Hansen
as Chambermaid #2
Lisa Patruno
as Chambermaid #3
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