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The Star Maker (1981)

Danny Youngblood is a famed Hollywood director with a reputation for modeling sexy starlets into superstar actresses, and then turning his discoveries into his wives, one after another. ... See full summary »

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Lou Antonio

Writer:

William Bast
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rock Hudson ... Danny Youngblood
Suzanne Pleshette ... Margot Murray
Melanie Griffith ... Dawn Barnett Youngblood
Teri Copley Teri Copley ... Angel Parker
Jack Scalia ... Vince Martino
Jeffrey Tambor ... Harry Lanson
April Clough April Clough ... Honey Potts
Kristian Alfonso ... Kelly Blake
Titos Vandis ... Edgar J. Winters
Ed McMahon ... Lou Parker
Brenda Vaccaro ... Dolores Baker
Frank Aletter ... Harvey Denver
Fred Dryer ... Milt Cooperman
Fred Sadoff ... Dr. Don Gold
Jim Antonio ... Fred Windsor
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Danny Youngblood is a famed Hollywood director with a reputation for modeling sexy starlets into superstar actresses, and then turning his discoveries into his wives, one after another. However, Danny meets his match when he zeros in on his latest starlet/conquest, Margot Murray, who decides to turn the tables on him. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 May 1981 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Johnny Carson's company was the Production Company per her appearance on "The Tonight Show." See more »

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Referenced in Bob Hope's Spring Fling (1981) See more »

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Typical 80's made for TV movie...
12 January 2003 | by twitsted1See all my reviews

As scary as that sounds watching is even scarier. The story attempts to squeeze out as much T&A as possible but not even a hormone raging 13 year old could sit through this gem. Most of the acting is rote and uninspired, the director can't get enough mirror shots in, poor stock footage of Rome is followed by palatial estates looking over the San Fernando Valley and poor Rock's attempts at virile heterosexuality fall way limp. I can enjoy movies for their train wreck fascination but this is too gory. The single exception is Suzanne Pleshette who gives her usual natural performance, in even greater contrast with the stilted (and, to be fair, that's to be expected here) performances given around her. The characters are cliches, from the New York cabbie in L.A. to the brainless blonde, the scheming backstage mother to the bimbo stripper; and of course everyone wants to be in the movies. The greatest interest for me though is the four 10 out of 10 votes this thing garnered (50% of the vote!) while the next four are in the 4 range. The plot does thicken when you least expect it to... 2 thumbs?


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