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The Red Light Sting (1984)

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Originally and imprudently titled The Whorehouse Sting, this fact-based, made-for-TV melodrama casts Beau Bridges as federal agent Frank Powell, who makes it his mission to bring slick but deadly racketeer Oliver Sully (Harold Gould) to justice. This undertaking requires Powell and his fellow government functionaries to set up a phony San Francisco brothel (total price tag: $450,000), thereby setting the stage for an intricate extortion "sting". Putting her life on the line along with Powell is professional call girl Kathy Dunne (Farrah Fawcett), who agrees to pose as the brothel's madam. Laced with moments of unexpected humor and capped by an unexpected denoument, The Red-Light Sting debuted April 5, 1984, on CBS.

Cast

Beau Bridges
as Frank Powell
Paul Burke
as John Brockelhurst
Harold Gould
as Oliver Sully
James Luisi
as Renny Lucas
Alex Henteloff
as Jesse Lorner
Lawrence Pressman
as Larry Barton
Conrad Bachmann
as Ben Harris
Morgan Jones
as George Seeley
Bob Neill
as 3rd Agent
John McCann
as 1st Policeman
Dani Minnick
as 2nd Girl
Cheri Maugans
as 1st Girl
Claudia Kim
as 3rd Girl
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