Scandal Sheet (1985 film)

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

Scandal Sheet
Written byHoward Rodman
Directed byDavid Lowell Rich
StarringBurt Lancaster
Robert Urich
Lauren Hutton
Pamela Reed
Music byRandy Edelman
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Henry Winkler
Producer(s)Irwin Winkler
Roger Birnbaum
Production location(s)Agua Dulce Air Park at Agua Dulce, California
CinematographyJacques R. Marquette
Editor(s)Peter E. Berger
Running time101 minutes
Production company(s)Fair Dinkum Productions
Original networkABC
Picture formatColor
Audio formatMono
Original releaseJanuary 21, 1985 (1985-01-21)


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.


Burt LancasterHarold Fallen
Robert UrichBen Rowan
Lauren HuttonMeg North
Pamela ReedHelen Grant
Peter JurasikSimon McKey
Trey WilsonPaul Brown
Bobby Di CiccoPlatte
Rance HowardMr. Bell
Frances McDormand


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