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Dangerous Pursuit (1990)

A woman discovers the next target of a hired assassin, she escaped from once, and attempts to foil his plan.


Sandor Stern


Sandor Stern


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alexandra Powers ... Jo
Brian Wimmer ... Frank
Elena Wohl ... (as Elena Stiteler)
Scott Valentine
Robert Prosky ... Bill
Gregory Harrison
Vana O'Brien Vana O'Brien ... Maureen
Mark Allen Mark Allen ... Dr. Kaplan
Stephanie Shine Stephanie Shine ... Nancy
J.R. Knotts J.R. Knotts ... Kevin
Jamie Stern Jamie Stern ... Hanry (as James Stern)
Gary Basey ... New York Bar Manager
Peter Holden ... Counterman
Mike Murphy Mike Murphy ... Karen
Ray Monge Ray Monge ... Cabbie


Runaway Jo moves in with her friend Penny in New York and gets a job in a strip bar. One night, she agrees to have sex with one of the handsome guests for money. She notices that he's carrying a briefcase handcuffed to his wrist but pays no attention to it at the time. He takes her to a hotel and they spend the night there. In the morning she feels guilty and decides to quit her job. However, she finds out that an archbishop has been murder in the hotel and figures out that the assassin is the guy she's spent the night with. Terrified, she and Penny run away and move to Oregon to start new lives there. Three years later, Jo runs into the man again, but he doesn't recognize her. She gathers that he's there on a job and decides to try to find out who his target is. Jo asks Penny and her own husband's friend, a cop, for help. She keeps this a secret from her husband, since she's afraid that he'll leave her if he finds out that she took money for sex once. The hitman soon recognize her as...

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Release Date:

14 February 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ciekawosc nie poplaca See more »

Filming Locations:

Portland, Oregon, USA

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A TV movie made for the USA network. See more »


Referenced in Happy Birthday Alexandra Kristin Powers 2019 (2019) See more »

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So-so TV movie with top stars!
30 December 2001 | by guil12See all my reviews

What surprised me was why would the likes of Gregory Harrison consent to do this trivial film in the first place? He's much to good as an actor. And such a handsome one at that. Remember him in "For Ladies Only" as the male stripper would-be actor? Excellent stuff and much more worthy of his presence. And his Broadway stint in "Steel Pier", the musical several years back. To see him in this, I guess made before the musical, was uncool. Playing a would be assassin who gets caught by a bimbo. That's what I thought of Alexandra Powers' work as the long suffering Jo. First of all, her voice was obnoxious and her acting came in at a close second. Where do they find these actresses? Did she audition for the part? How could anyone see any potential in her? This surprises me. In this movie I wanted Harrison to win. Written and Directed by Sandor Stern, who must have been blind when he cast this movie. Then suddenly we see Robert Prosky in a small role as the dame's papa who seems uncomfortable in doing the role and the movie. I know Bob's work and he's so much better than this. Is it a matter of the bucks? The work? You know, keep working, no matter what? How sad that such talented people are subjected to such trite productions. Please, can we get these so-so actresses off the screen? Scott Valentine turned in a decent performance as the friend of the dame's husband, a cop. Mr. Harrison, you're too good for this kind of film. There's so much more out there. Have you thought of coming back to Broadway? You'd be welcome. What about Billy Flynn in "Chicago"? Certainly you'd do better than George Hamilton. And Bob, come back to Broadway. We miss you.

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