Fallen Angel is a 1981 made-for-TV film directed by Robert Michael Lewis and written by Lew Hunter, exploring pedophilia and starring Dana Hill, Melinda Dillon, Richard Masur and Ronny Cox. It is a Green/Epstein Production in association with Columbia Pictures Television. The film received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Drama Special, and won a Young Artist Award for star Hill in the category of Best Young Actress. After its initial airing on CBS, it was later released on VHS via RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video and turned up occasionally via syndication and cable television into the mid-1990s. As the film opens, a child pornography shoot is disrupted when its young star Michelle refuses to perform, throwing a tantrum over a promised visit to the zoo. The man who recruited her, pedophile Howard "Howie" Nichols (Masur), attempts to reason with director Dennis, claiming he "just needs a few days" (in order for Michelle to have an abortion, since Howie had gotten her pregnant).