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Scandal in a Small Town (1988)

Leda Beth Vincent lives in the small town of Shiloh and works as a cocktail waitress there. She is not too well thought of as she is nothing of a blushing virgin. But she is far from a ... See full summary »

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Anthony Page

Writer:

Robert J. Avrech (as Robert Avrech)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Raquel Welch ... Leda Beth Vincent
Christa Denton ... Julie Vincent
Frances Lee McCain ... Gwendolyn
Peter Van Norden ... History professor Paul Martin
Robin Gammell
Ronny Cox ... George Baker
Mickey Jones ... Glenn
Ray Girardin Ray Girardin ... Don
Ernie Lively ... Jeremy Travis
Arell Blanton Arell Blanton ... Jud
Katherine McGrath Katherine McGrath ... Verna
Laurence Haddon Laurence Haddon ... Judge Larson
Helen Page Camp Helen Page Camp ... Mrs. Bragston
Madison Mason ... Keith Ritter
Harold Pruett Harold Pruett ... Michael Bishop (as Harold P. Pruett)
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Leda Beth Vincent lives in the small town of Shiloh and works as a cocktail waitress there. She is not too well thought of as she is nothing of a blushing virgin. But she is far from a whore and brings up her daughter Julie, a high school student, as a loving responsible mother. So, when she becomes aware that Julie's very popular history teacher, Mr Baker, spreads anti-Semitic, racist ideas among his pupils, Leda Beth decides to ask Mr Baker for an explanation. But she comes up against a wall. Nobody in town - Julie less than all others - wants to support her and it looks as if she will have to bring the Board of Education to court. The trouble is that a school dropout and a tramp of her kind does not count for much compared to the holders of knowledge and of morality. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Education of Leda Beth Vincent See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Raquel Welch and her on-screen daughter argue and Welch slaps her across the face; after several takes, the producer noticed that Welch, a mother in real life, was looking troubled and said to her, "This must be a really tough scene for you, huh?" Welch replied, "Ohh, it is! My hand is killing me!" See more »

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Original Music played in Scottie's Tavern composed by 3 Sons Music Group
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What the hell is with the cover?
2 June 2002 | by zenpizzaSee all my reviews

Just finished watching this on Lifetime. Looked it up on IMDB to check out the details and couldn't believe the cover jpeg! What the hell were these marketing people thinking? I suppose anti-racism isn't catchy enough. Pathetic. Do they think we're all idiots?

Good Lifetime movie if you're into that. Vanilla plot but you get that good beats evil feeling. God am I glad I live in the city.


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