Cast & Crew
David Janssen had his final role as a boozing newspaper columnist who is hired by circulation-hungry publisher Robert Vaughn to make a page-one celebrity out of a psycho (Mickey Rourke) who has been murdering young blondes. Inspired unofficially by New York's infamous Son of Sam killer, this movie, originally called "Panic on Page One," was credited to "Alan Smithee," the pseudonymous director the DGA assigns to any film in which the real one (here it was Jud Taylor) asks to have his own name removed.
Mary Stuart Masterson
M. Emmet Walsh
William H Mcdonald
Fred A Chulack
Gary J Moreno
Aired in United States March 30, 1980
Original title: "Panic on Page One."