The Seduction is a 1982 thriller film starring Morgan Fairchild, Michael Sarrazin Vince Edwards, directed and written by David Schmoeller and produced by Bruce Cohn Curtis and Irwin Yablans.


Los Angeles anchorwoman Jaime Douglas has it all: a glamorous career on a top-rated news show, a luxurious house in the hills, and a devoted young admirer named Derek. But when Jaime rebuffs his romantic advances, Derek becomes an obsessed stalker who plays out an increasingly psychotic courtship with the frightened newswoman. Soon he is threatening every part of her life, secretly watching ever her most intimate moments. Her tough-talking lover can't help her. A by-the-book policeman can't protect her. Now Jaime is alone, trapped like an animal and fighting back with the only weapon she has left. Will she finally be forced to use luscious body to fulfill the seduction?


Morgan Fairchild Jamie Douglas
Michael Sarrazin Brandon
Vince Edwards Maxwell


David Schmoeller Director & Writer
Bruce Cohn Curtis Producer
Irwin Yablans


Country Releasedate
United States January 22, 1982 (limited)
January 29, 1982
Finland December 31, 1982
Denmark January 17, 1983
Colombia June 10, 1983
Portugal November 26, 1983
Philippines December 1, 1984 (Davao)
Japan February 21, 1987 (video premiere)
South Korea April 2, 1988

Box office

Date Rank Weekly Gross
(% Change)
Average Gross-to-Date Week #
Jan 22–28 6 $1,895,542 - - $1,895,542 1
Jan 29–Feb 4 5 $2,147,918
597 $3,598 $4,043,460 2
Feb 5–11 1 $844,810
$1,775 $4,888,270 3

Critical response

Rotten Tomatoes [[1]] Audience Score:
Average Rating: 2.9/5
User Ratings: 759