Call Me: The Rise and Fall of Heidi Fleiss

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Call Me: The Rise and Fall of Heidi Fleiss
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Written by Norman Snider
Directed by Charles McDougall
Starring Jamie-Lynn Sigler
Brenda Fricker
Emmanuelle Vaugier
Natassia Malthe
Theme music composer Ryan Shore
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Chad Oakes
Damian Ganczewski
Cinematography David Franco
Editor(s) Bridget Durnford
Jim Gross
Running time 84 minutes
Production company(s) Nomadic Pictures
Original network USA Network
Original release
  • March 29, 2004 (2004-03-29)

Call Me: The Rise and Fall of Heidi Fleiss is a television film starring Jamie-Lynn Sigler as Hollywood madame Heidi Fleiss. It aired on USA Network on March 29, 2004.


Heidi Fleiss (Jamie-Lynn Sigler), the daughter of a prominent Los Angeles doctor, becomes a prostitute for well-known Los Angeles madam Alex (Brenda Fricker). She soon takes over her boss' operation and begins raking in $300,000 a month by hiring only the most beautiful and high-class prostitutes and catering to wealthy Hollywood types, Europeans, Arab sheiks, and American corporate executives. Her operation is broken up by Los Angeles police in 1993 and she is eventually sent to prison for income tax evasion.



The original title for the movie was "Going Down: The Rise and Fall of Heidi Fleiss". Filmed on location in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, many scenes were filmed at Calgary's "Bow River Correctional Centre", a minimum security institution which had been closed and empty for some time before filming and has since been renovated and re-opened as the "Southern Alberta Forensic Psychiatric Centre".

Home media[edit]

The film was released on Region 1 DVD on May 17, 2005 by 20th Century Fox. It is formatted for closed-caption and subtitled widescreen.


The music was composed by Ryan Shore.


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