Everybody knows what happened the first Friday night of May 2001,
shortly after 9:30 p.m. on a dark street behind Vitello's Restaurant in Studio City, California.
But few know what happened in the days, months, and years before. The murder of Bonny Lee Bakley is
a real-life Hollywood film noir, a story of sex, deception, murder - and a baby.
Robert Blake is the ultimate Hollywood enigma, a former child star who grew into a
brilliant actor with well over a hundred films on his resume, but a man with a dark side, as well,
who struggled not only with the anxieties that come with fame but, by his own admission, with sinister
thoughts of murder.
Bakley was his unlikely match, a faded, overweight porn queen who had lived the
tough life of prostitution, kinky sex, and diabolical con games. Above all, she was a ruthless and
relentless celebrity stalker who pursued Blake with calculated boldness. And in the end, she made
him hate her enough to kill her. But did he?
There is nothing ordinary about this story. It is a showcase for everything that is
sordid, mysterious, and explosive in the hidden lives of the rich and famous. It's about secrets and
tortured lives, but it is also about the tenderness of an ageing actor with a "tough guy" image
for a child he fathered, a baby he once desperately hoped would never be born.