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Lethal Seduction (1997)

Someone is killing crime boss Gus Gruman's (Joe Estevez) friends and business associates. Lured into what promises to be a "fun time", the victims are brutally murdered. Detective Trent ... See full summary »


Fred P. Watkins (as Fred Watkins)


Fred P. Watkins (story) (as Fred Watkins), Scott M. Murphy (screenplay) (as S.M. Magruder)


Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Mitchum ... Trent Jacobson
Julie Strain ... Holly
Joe Estevez ... Gus Gruman
Joette Rhodes Joette Rhodes ... Mona Gruman
David Michie ... Donny Jacobson
Susan Alexander Susan Alexander ... Janice Dickerson
Patrick De Fazio Patrick De Fazio ... Mike Gruman
James Dupee James Dupee ... Eddie
Allen Arkus Allen Arkus ... Lieutenant
Chuck Gale Chuck Gale ... The Coroner
Tyler Mason Tyler Mason ... Officer Bernie
Jim O'Brien Jim O'Brien ... Karl
Fred P. Watkins Fred P. Watkins ... Terry White
Robin Maybin Hensley Robin Maybin Hensley ... Prostitute #1 (as Robin Maybin)
Tammy Banno Tammy Banno ... Prostitute #2
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Someone is killing crime boss Gus Gruman's (Joe Estevez) friends and business associates. Lured into what promises to be a "fun time", the victims are brutally murdered. Detective Trent Jacobson (Chris Mitchum) is obsessed with nailing Gruman for his crimes and solving the grisly homicides with only one unidentified blonde suspect. Gruman's beautiful daughter Mona( Joette Rhodes) is in a relationship with Donny Jacobson, Trent's nephew (David Michie). Donny later finds out she's Gruman's daughter and lies to his uncle about the relationship. Suddenly a gorgeous brunette (Penthouse Pet Of the Year, Julie Strain) meets Donny and he starts a sexual relationship with her. Donny is almost killed when someone sabotages his car and he's hospitalized. As the murders continue, Trent moves in closer to the serial killer and leads to a violent, bloody and explosive shocking climax. Written by Fred Watkins

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Shell show you a good time. Soon... youll be the crime.


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Did You Know?


Filmed in the spring of 1994. Students at the University of North Texas filled some of the roles. See more »


Donny Jacobson: We're supposed to go hot-tubbing tomorrow afternoon.
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Dance, Holly Dance
Music by Kristopher Carter
Lyrics by M.C. Sea
Performed by Kristopher Carter
Published by Music Related Health & Fitness (BMI)
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As generic as the title suggests
16 September 2009 | by gridoon2020See all my reviews

The first thing you will notice about "Deadly Attraction"....er, I mean "Lethal Seduction", is its extremely low production values. Shot on video, with sound that's sometimes out-of-synch and sometimes drowned by too much background noise, the film looks like an amateur production. This impression is enhanced by the unknown and obviously inexperienced actors picked for most of the minor roles, as well as the poorly staged gunfights. But I think the main problem with "Dangerous Obsession"....er, I mean "Lethal Seduction" is that the script has too many characters, and none of them is compelling enough to hold the movie. Christopher Mitchum is decent but dull as the lead. Julie Strain appears a few times and does her (naked) thing (it's funny how she towers over her partner-in-bed David Michie!), but it's all strictly by-the-numbers. You can skip this one. * out of 4.

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Release Date:

5 August 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lethal Betrayal See more »

Filming Locations:

Denton, Texas, USA


Box Office


$500,000 (estimated)
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