Scandal Sheet

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  • PG
  • 1985
  • 1 hr 31 min
  • 5.2  (236)

Scandal Sheet is a gripping drama-thriller released in 1985 that revolves around the world of tabloids and the cutthroat competition to be on the top. The movie, which features Burt Lancaster, Lauren Hutton, and Pamela Reed in lead roles, is a remake of the 1952 movie, "The Ace In The Hole," also known as "Ace In The Hole." The story is set in New York and is based on the career of a callous and ruthless newspaper editor, Mark Chapman (Burt Lancaster), who is on the verge of being fired from his job. To save his position and rekindle his career, Mark decides to return to his sensational style of journalism and produce stories that would sell more newspapers. He hires an ambitious and talented reporter, Steve McCleary (John David Carson), who is willing to go to any extent to make it big in the industry.

Mark assigns Steve with a story about a young woman named Sally (Pamela Reed), who is suffering from amnesia and cannot remember anything about her past. Her only clue to her identity is an expensive diamond necklace that she always wears. Steve starts investigating and learns that Sally was once a prostitute and worked for a wealthy businessman, Vincent 'Vince' Mulholand (Rex Smith). When Vince discovers that Sally has lost her memory, he sees an opportunity to start a new life with her and poses as her husband.

Steve's investigative reporting brings him closer to the truth, and he starts getting dangerously involved in Sally's life. Meanwhile, Mark sees an opportunity in Sally's story and decides to take advantage of it. He orders Steve to compromise his journalistic integrity and sensationalize the story to sell more papers. This leads to an ethical dilemma for Steve, who is torn between his ambitions and his conscience.

At the same time, Mark's ex-wife, Julie (Lauren Hutton), returns to the city and starts working as a freelance photographer. Julie is still in love with Mark and wants him to leave his cutthroat profession and settle down with her, away from the chaos of the city. As she becomes involved in Sally's story, Julie realizes that Mark has become a monster and wants nothing to do with him.

The suspenseful and fast-paced plot thickens as the characters' motives and secrets are revealed, posing risks and high stakes for all involved. The film keeps the audience on the edge of their seats with its thrilling twists and turns, keeping them guessing until the very end.

Overall, Scandal Sheet is a must-watch for anyone who loves a good thriller. The film delivers an unforgettable cinematic experience with its superb acting, captivating storyline, and a thought-provoking theme that challenges the ethics of journalism.

Scandal Sheet is a 1985 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 31 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.2.

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    5.2  (236)