Crowned and Dangerous

Crowned and Dangerous was a 1997 made-for-TV movie based on a true story and starred Yasmine Bleeth, Cassidy Rae, George Eads, Jill Clayburgh and Gates McFadden.

Crowned and Dangerous
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Written by
  • Alan Hines
  • Carey Hayes
  • Chad Hayes
Directed byChristopher Leitch
Theme music composer
  • Jeff Eden Fair
  • Starr Parodi
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)Rosalie Muskatt
Judith Verno (co-producer)
Rachel Verno (co-producer)
Troy Westergaard (associate producer)
Jack Mongan (associate producer)
Stu Segall (supervising producer)
Production location(s)San Diego
CinematographyRobert Primes
Editor(s)John Duffy
Running time96 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorSony Pictures Television
Original networkABC
Picture formatColor
Audio formatStereo
Original release
  • September 21, 1997 (1997-09-21)


An aspiring beauty queen, Danielle Stevens, and her overbearing mother Cathy Stevens, may have resorted to murder to ensure a win in an upcoming pageant. After the murder of a beauty queen, an investigation reveals the suspects to be the former lover Riley Baxter's stepmother Patrice, rival contestant Danielle, and Danielle's highly ambitious mother Cathy. At the end, it turned out, that the murderer was Danielle Stevens, who was found guilty by the jury and sentenced to lifelong imprisonment.


  • Yasmine Bleeth as Danielle Stevens
  • Jill Clayburgh as Cathy Stevens
  • Cassidy Rae as Shauna Langley
  • Gates McFadden as Patrice
  • George Eads as Riley Baxter
  • Oliver Muirhead as Brian
  • Mathea Webb as Carla
  • Sarah Grace Hubbard as Shannon Dwyer
  • Maggie Myatt as Amy
  • Angela Lambert as Amanda
  • Catherine Staples as Bonnie
  • Scott Foley as Matt
  • Jack White as Emcee
  • David Grant Wright as Kip
  • Debbie Grattan as Jeannie
  • Fred Ives as Andy
  • Tom Hanson as TV Reporter
  • Rob Tell as Paramedic
  • Dan Malakoti as House Boy
  • Milton Greenberg
  • Troy Evans
  • Lily Knight

Production creditsEdit

  • Tony Danza and Diana Kerew (Executive producers)
  • Christopher Leitch (Director)
  • Alan Hines, Carey Hayes and Chad Hayes (Writers)
  • Jack Mongan and Troy Westergaard (Associate producers)
  • Rosalie Muskatt (Producer)
  • Stu Segall (Supervising producer)

Judith Verno and Rachel Verno (Co-producers)

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