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Fake-Out is a 1982 American film directed by Matt Cimber.

It was also known as Nevada Heat.




The film was Pia Zadora's second lead role in a feature. All her first three films as star were financed by the company of her then husband Meshulam Riklis (the others were Butterfly and The Lonely Lady).[1] Matt Cimber,who directed Butterfly, also made Fake Out.[2]

Zadora described it as "a cops-and- robbers-and-nightclub-singer story, kind of like a long Kojak."[3] She added the film "has me singing a little, but it's nothing I'm terribly proud of."[4]

The film was mostly shot on location in Las Vegas, principally around the Riviera Hotel.[5]


  1. ^ "The Young and the Riklis". New York Magazine. 25 February 1982. p. 30.
  2. ^ For a fistful of dollars The Guardian (1959-2003); London (UK) [London (UK)]06 June 1981: 11.
  3. ^ PIA PULLS OUT ALL THE STOPS FOR 'THE LONELY LADY' Rea, Steven X. Philadelphia Inquirer; Philadelphia, Pa. [Philadelphia, Pa]06 Oct 1983: C.1.
  4. ^ Klein, Alvin (March 7, 1982). "PIA ZADORA RELISHES HER STARDOM". New York Times.
  5. ^ MOVIES: THE MAN WHO PUT PIA'S NAME IN LIGHTS--HER HUSBAND Mann, Roderick. Los Angeles Times 3 May 1981: n24.

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