GenreDrama Produced byStephanie Austin LanguageEnglish
WriterJudith Krantz, Janet Brownell, Leonora Thuna Release date23 May 1993 CastRaquel Welch (Paula Eastman), Jack Scalia, Alicia Silverstone (Delphine), George Newbern, Laura Innes Similar moviesAlicia Silverstone appears in Torch Song and Candles on Bay Street
Torch Song (also known as Judith Krantz's Torch Song) is a 1993 made-for-television drama film directed by Michael Miller, starring Raquel Welch, Jack Scalia and Alicia Silverstone. The film originally premiered on ABC on May 23, 1993.
Paula Eastman (Raquel Welch) is a Hollywood actress with an alcohol problem. Her career is doing poorly, and she sometimes sleeps with actors and producers to get roles; often, she comes home drunk. Paula changes her manager, and her career improves, but her personal life isn't improving along with it. Owing to her alcoholism, her relationship with her daughter, Delphine (Alicia Silverstone), is strained.
One night, Delphine photographs her mother while she is drunk. After Paula sees the photos, she enters rehabilitation because she doesn't want to see her daughter unhappy. In rehab, she meets a firefighter named Mike (Jack Scalia) who has similar problems. After she returns home, she wants to forge a relationship with Mike and spend time with her daughter, but Delphine is suspicious of Mike, believing him to be much like the other men in her mother's life.