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A Beverly Hills socialite embarks on a love/hate relationship with a psychotic businessman who murdered her fiance and then raped and terrorized her which leads to a bizarre trial.

Series Cast

  1. Cheryl Ladd

    Cheryl Ladd

    Hope Masters

    2 Episodes

  2. Sam Elliott

    Sam Elliott

    D. Jordan Williams

    2 Episodes

  3. Alexis Smith

    Alexis Smith

    Honey Niven

    2 Episodes

  4. Fritz Weaver

    Fritz Weaver

    Van Niven

    2 Episodes

  5. John Ashton

    John Ashton

    Det. Bob Swalwell

    2 Episodes

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Last Season


1985 | 2 Episodes

Season 1 of A Death in California premiered on May 12, 1985.

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A Death in California


Status Ended


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Certification -

Type Miniseries

Original Language English

Runtime 120m



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