(ABC TV-Movie; broadcast 1/9/1978; 1977; NR; 97m)

Ad: "It's the Biggest Event of the Year...the Super Bowl! Thousands of Men and Women Seeking Excitement, Glamour and Romance...
But a Desperate Killer Threatens to Turn the Game into a Nightmare!"

Plot: A killer's loose in New Orleans, which is hosting the Super Bowl.

Prod: William Frye
(Airport 1975; Trouble With Angels)
Dir: Jerry Jameson
(1010-It Lives By Night; Hurricane)
Scr/Sto: Barry Oringer
(Damon and Pythias; Synanon)
Sto: Bill Svanoe (Up in the Cellar)
Cin: Matthew F. Leonetti
(1010; Poltergeist; Breaking Away)
Ed: J. Terry Williams
(Oscar nom/The Russians Are Coming!)
Cos: John Perry (The Man)
M/U: Wes Dawn (Night of the Lepus)
ADir: Bill Kenney (The Choirboys)
Set: Don Sullivan (The Great Santini)
Score: John Cacavas
(K13-SST: Death Flight; K19-Hangar 18)

Mike Shelley / David Janssen*
Joyce / Edie Adams (The Apartment)
P.K. Jackson / Clifton Davis (Lost in the Stars)
Doug Collins / Peter Haskell (Finnegan's Wake)
Dave Walecki / Ken Howard (TV's White Shadow)
Nancy Walecki / Susan Howard (Moonshine County Express)
Chip Green / Van Johnson
(614-San Francisco International; Brigadoon)
Sonny / Vonetta McGee (Blacula; Shaft in Africa)
Lainie / Donna Mills (Play Misty for Me; TV's Knots Landing)
George Beldridge / Ed Nelson (*315-Teenage Caveman;
503-Swamp Diamonds; 701-Night of the Blood Beast;
814-Riding With Death; cos/406-Attack of the Giant Leeches)
Fay Bonelli / Jane Wyatt (TV's Father Knows Best)
McCauley / Tom Selleck (Mr. Baseball; TV's Magnum P.I.)
Gail / Robin Mattson (Return to Macon County)
Brooks / Shelly Novack (Airport; Kansas City Bomber)
Mooney / Marvin Fleming (Heaven Can Wait)
Caretta / Les Josephson (Nickelodeon; Heaven Can Wait)
Moses / Bubba Smith (Police Academy; Stroker Ace)
Hennerson / Dick Butkus (Mother, Jugs and Speed; Smorgasbord)
Tony / Michael Pataki (202-The Side Hackers; Easy Rider)
Whitley / M. Emmet Walsh (Alice's Restaurant; Serpico; Airport '77)
Rita / Lisa Wolff (TV's Verschollen in Thailand)
sportscaster / Charlie Jones (Personal Best)
coach / Jerry Leggio (Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte)

Trivia: Born David Harold Meyer in 1931, former child actor DAVID JANSSEN will forever be known for his portrayal of Dr. Richard Kimble in the popular TV series "The Fugitive". In the late 1950's, he starred in the series "Richard Diamond, Private Detective", in the 1970's in "O'Hara, U.S. Treasury" and "Harry-O".

Janssen appeared in over thirty feature films including: 1946's Swamp Fire starring former Tarzans Johnny Weissmuller and Buster Crabbe; 1952's Yankee Buccaneer with Jeff Chandler; Francis Goes to West Point starring Donald O'Connor and a talking mule; Bonzo Goes to College starring Ronald Reagan and a chimp; 1955's To Hell and Back starring Audie Murphy; The Private War of Major Benson with Charlton Heston; Francis in the Navy again with O'Connor and the mule plus Clint Eastwood; Cult of the Cobra starring Faith Domergue; 1956's Showdown at Abilene with Jock Mahoney; Francis in the Haunted House with Mickey Rooney instead of O'Connor; 1960's Hell to Eternity with Jeffrey Hunter; 1961's King of the Roaring 20's again with Rooney; 1963's My Six Loves with Debbie Reynolds; 1968's The Green Berets starring and directed by John Wayne; 1969's Marooned a.k.a. 401-Space Travelers; and 1970's Macho Callahan with Lee J. Cobb.

He appeared in dozens of TV-movies including: 1972's The Longest Night; 1973's Hijack; 1976's Two Minute Warning starring Heston; the 1978 mini-series Centennial; 1979's S.O.S. Titanic with Cloris Leachman; and 1980's City in Fear. In 1980, the nation was shocked when Janssen died suddenly of a heart attack at the age of 48.

Last Updated: 6/14/1999

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