There's no denying that this film was inspired by the murder of gangster Johnny Stompanato by Lana Turner's teenage daughter. Novelist Robbins changed enough of the story to avoid legal problems. The actress became a sculptor, the restaurateur father became a building executive, and Los
Angeles became San Francisco. Connors is in a meeting at his building firm when he learns that his teenage daughter, Heatherton, has been arrested. He hasn't seen the girl for some time, but that doesn't prevent his racing away from business to lend whatever help he can. It's not that Connors
hasn't wanted to see his daughter, of course, it's that the terms of his divorce settlement...