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The Bait (1973)

An undercover policewomen risks her life to trap a homicidal rapist.

Director:

Leonard J. Horn (as Leonard Horn)

Writers:

Gordon Cotler (teleplay), Don Mankiewicz (teleplay) (as Don M. Mankiewicz) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donna Mills ... Tracy Fleming
Michael Constantine ... Captain Gus Maryk
William Devane ... Earl Stokey
Arlene Golonka ... Liz Fowler
June Lockhart ... Nora
Noam Pitlik Noam Pitlik ... Solomon
Thalmus Rasulala ... Eddie Nugent
Gianni Russo ... Gianni Ruggeri
Brioni Farrell ... Denise (as Xenia Gratsos)
Brad Savage ... Mickey
Don Keefer ... Newsdealer
Mitzi Hoag ... Nancy
Wende Wagner ... 2nd Victim (as Wendy Wagner)
Jim Malinda Jim Malinda ... Bearded Suspect on bus (as James Malinda)
John Dennis ... Mr. Olsen
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A rapist/killer is terrorizing the women of Los Angeles. The main connection that all the women have is that they work in the same area. Policewoman Tracey Flemming is chosen to act as bait to catch the rapist and put him behind bars. Can the police catch the rapist before he strikes again? And will Tracey become his next victim? Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Csalétek See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Fun movie to watch!
20 January 2017 | by hepnershadowSee all my reviews

This is one of those ABC movies of the week that I remember watching with my family, so it brings a sense of nostalgia when I watched it. Donna Mills is hot! She does a great job with the character! I like the police calls that she makes her son remember, what a great idea! The physical part is plausible because I've worked with some small women who are amazing akido athletes, and it makes you think twice.

William Devane's character is interesting! How he picks his victims is something that could be done, so that is a little disturbing. The 70s style of cars and clothes is cool to see. Interesting that both Mills and Devane would work together again in Knots Landing as lovers and enemies.

It's not Emmy or Oscar worthy, but worth watching on a rainy day!


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