Taglines: The mystery that led her into a world of incredible danger.
Betty has a crush on her tennis coach Mike. He keeps on promising to call, but never does – she doesn’t know that he’s a little dealer. After a failed deal in someone else’s district he has to disappear for three months. He contacts Betty again, but she waits in vain – he’s killed before they meet. Now she tries to find out what happened, asks around among his friends. This leads her right into the drug scenery.
Mike’s Murder is a 1984 American drama mystery thriller film written and directed by James Bridges and starring Debra Winger, Mark Keyloun, Darrell Larson, Brooke Alderson, Paul Winfield, Robert Crosson, William Ostrander and Mark Brandon.
About the Story
In Los Angeles, bank teller Betty Parrish (Debra Winger) has a one-night stand with a young tennis instructor named Mike (Mark Keyloun), but then has only random contact with him over the course of the next two years.
He is a drug dealer. One day Mike calls to tell her he is being chased for encroaching on another criminal’s territory. Later, a friend of his calls to say Mike is dead, brutally murdered.
Betty can’t let go of him without understanding him better, and tries to find out more. It leads to her discovering Mike’s hidden side, including a disturbed acquaintance of his named Pete (Darrell Larson) and a record producer named Philip (Paul Winfield) who apparently was involved with Mike in a gay relationship. Betty’s own life is placed in peril by the story’s end.
Mike’s Murder (1984)
Directed by: James Bridges
Starring: Debra Winger, Mark Keyloun, Darrell Larson, Brooke Alderson, Paul Winfield, Robert Crosson, William Ostrander, Mark Brandon
Screenplay by: James Bridges
Production Design by: Peter Jamison
Cinematography by: Reynaldo Villalobos
Film Editing by: Dede Allen, Jeff Gourson
Costume Design by: April Ferry
Set Decoration by: R. Chris Westlund
Art Direction by: Hub Braden
Music by: John Barry
Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures
Release Date: March 9, 1984