Scandal Sheet (1985 film)

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Scandal Sheet
Written by Howard Rodman
Directed by David Lowell Rich
Starring Burt Lancaster
Robert Urich
Pamela Reed
Music by Randy Edelman
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Irwin Winkler
Roger Birnbaum
Cinematography Jacques R. Marquette
Editor(s) Peter E. Berger
Running time 101 min
Production company(s) Fair Dinkum Productions
Distributor ABC
Original network ABC
Original release January 21, 1985 (1985-01-21)

Scandal Sheet is a 1985 American made-for-television film directed by David Lowell Rich and starring Burt Lancaster. The film first aired on ABC on January 21, 1985.


Harold Fallen (Burt Lancaster) a sleazy tabloid publisher in Scandal Sheet . Interested only in selling papers, Fallen sees an easy target in a recovering alcoholic actor Ben Rowan (Robert Urich) trying to make a comeback. Reporter Helen Grant (Pamela Reed) is in serious economic trouble, and Fallen hires her to dig up dirt on the actor due to her close friendship with his wife (Lauren Hutton). Helen must now choose between her friendship and journalistic integrity on one hand and her desperation and Harold Fallen persuasive ways on the other.


Actor Role
Burt Lancaster Harold Fallen
Robert Urich Ben Rowan
Lauren Hutton Meg North
Pamela Reed Helen Grant
Peter Jurasik Simon McKey
Trey Wilson Paul Brown
Bobby Di Cicco Platte
Rance Howard Mr. Bell


  • The Cinema History of Burt Lancaster by David Fury
  • Burt Lancaster: A Filmography and Biography by Ed Andreychuk

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