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Sparks: The Price of Passion (1990)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | TV Movie 25 February 1990
A female mayor (Victoria Principal) of Albuquerque gets embroiled in a fight over the development of a new economic center. In the midst of this, she receives blackmail photos of an ... See full summary »

Director:

Richard A. Colla (as Richard Colla)

Writers:

Bill Svanoe (story), John Bensink (teleplay) (as John Robert Bensink) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Victoria Principal ... Patricia Sparks
Ted Wass ... Steve Warner
Hector Elizondo ... Vic Ramos
William Lucking ... Cam Wilson
Gary Farmer ... Pete
Thomas Callaway
Gracie Harrison Gracie Harrison ... Cathy, T.V. Reporter
Elaine Stritch ... Marti Sparks
Ralph Waite ... Orville Lemon
Radha Delamarter Radha Delamarter ... Elinor Cummings
Steven Tyler Steven Tyler ... Craig Stone
Lois Geary Lois Geary ... Daisy McMahon
Tory Polone Tory Polone ... Cheryl Becker
Patricia Van Ingen Patricia Van Ingen ... Gloria Aguilar
Joseph Andrade Joseph Andrade ... Mike Delgadillo
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A female mayor (Victoria Principal) of Albuquerque gets embroiled in a fight over the development of a new economic center. In the midst of this, she receives blackmail photos of an overnight fling she had with a stranger and threats of blackmail. On top of all this, the city is under siege by a serial killer who hunts powerful women. When the FBI moves in for the investigation, the chief officer (Ted Wass) turns out to be the stranger. Ralph Waite shows up as a friend of the mayor pressuring her for the development. Elaine Stritch plays her mother, Hector Elizondo is the city attorney, and William Lucking is the police chief. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Preis der Leidenschaft See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A TV movie made for the CBS network. See more »

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MAGDELENA
Performed by Lawyers, Guns and Money
Written and vocals by William Parnall
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Could have been much better....
5 August 2002 | by MindoggerSee all my reviews

"Sparks" was supposed to be the pilot for a proposed Victoria Principal drama series. It's not surprising it didn't make it. The story was awful and Principal, usually pretty good at drama, just couldn't make this one take off.

The location shots were filmed at my alma mater while I was a freshman there, with the university's library standing in as the Albuquerque mayor's office. I remember walking across campus with a friend who was irked at the main mall being blocked off after three days, and he yelled, "For godssake! It's only a two-hour movie! Go home already!!"

After seeing this dissaster, I think he should have been screaming a lot earlier.


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