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Director [[Performer~P90209~Bob Fosse~bobfosse]]'s fact-based tale of Playboy centerfold [[Performer~P68643~Dorothy Stratten~dorothystratten]]'s short life and gruesome death focuses less on [[Performer~P68643~Stratten~dorothystratten]] (played by [[Performer~P93989~Mariel Hemingway~marielhemingway]]) than on her husband/manager, sleazoid pornographer and all-around failure Paul Snider ([[Performer~P108473~Eric Roberts~ericroberts]], ideally cast). He sees the young beauty as his meal ticket and sets out to pimp her in the adult entertainment business. He marries her and appoints himself her career manager; soon after, she attracts the attention of Playboy executives and wins a spot in the magazine. As her success increases however, so does Snider's alienation as he finds himself left out in the cold. His jealousy begins to consume him; she spurns him on the advice of her new friends; he goes berserk and confronts her. The same murder-suicide inspired the made-for-television [[Feature~V124930~Death of a Centerfold~deathofacenterfold:thedorothystrattenstory]]. This was choreographer/filmmaker [[Performer~P90209~Bob Fosse~bobfosse]]'s final film. ~ Jeremy Beday, Rovi

  • Release date:November 10, 1983

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Eric Roberts Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 1983 Nominee

Cast

Mariel Hemingway
as Dorothy Stratten
Eric Roberts
as Paul Snider
Cliff Robertson
as Hugh Hefner
Carroll Baker
as Dorothy's Mother
Roger Rees
as Aram Nicholas
David Clennon
as Geb
Josh Mostel
as Private Detective
Sidney Miller
as Nightclub Owner
Keith Hefner
as Photographer
Shelly Ingram
as Betty
Sheila Anderson
as Exotic Dancer
Cis Rundle
as Meg Davis
Kathryn Witt
as Robin
Hagan Beggs
as 2nd Detective
Norman Browning
as 1st Detective
Terence Kelly
as Charlie
Paul Jabara
Erica Yohn
as Interviewer
Robert Perault
as Actor
Jordan Christopher
as Peter Rose
Liz Sheridan
as Makeup Woman
James Luisi
as Roy
Lorraine Michaels
as Paul's Party Guest
Lonny Chin
as Playboy Mansion Guest
Ernest Thompson
as Phil Wass
Robert Fields
as Director
James Blendick
as Gunseller
Neva Patterson
as Playboy Executive
John Horn
as Nightclub Owner
Budd Friedman
as M.C.
Stuart Damon
as Vince Roberts
Fred Pierce
as Head Butler
Tracy Vaccaro
as Playboy Mansion Guest
Bobby Bass
as 1st Hood
Don Granberry
as Bartender
Stacey Toten
as Paul's Party Guest
Deborah Geffner
as Billie
Mariska Hargitay
Robert Picardo
as Interviewer
David Cameron
as Paul's Party Guest
Keenen Ivory Wayans
as Comic

Crew

Bob Fosse
Director
Kenneth Utt
Producer
Wolfgang Glattes
Producer
Bob Fosse
Screenwriter
Sven Nykvist
Cinematographer
Billy Joel
Featured Music
Alan Heim
Editor
Tony Walton
Production Designer
Michael S. Bolton
Art Director
Grace Blake
Associate Producer
Kimberley Richardson
Set Designer
Anne McCulley
Set Designer
Albert Wolsky
Costume Designer
David Ronne
Sound/Sound Designer
Wolfgang Glattes
First Assistant Director
Kenneth Utt
Production Manager
Lynne Carrow
Casting
Teresa Carpenter
Short Story Author
Michael Tronick
Lyricist
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