Fatal Charm is the 1990 intense crime drama that follows the trial of an accused serial killer. Adam (Christopher Atkins) is on trial for his life, and doesn't stand much of a chance when he faces a driven prosecutor (Mary Frann). He's accused of raping and murdering six women. However, the prosecutor's daughter, Valerie (Amanda Peterson), decides to follow the trial and also decides deep in her heart that Adam can't really be responsible. The two begin a secret relationship, sending each other private letters. Adam then joins in a jailbreak and escapes from the prison in which he is being held while the trial goes on. He disappears into the night and goes seeking after the one person he thinks will believe in him, Valerie. Valerie is now caught in a tense decision and trying relationships, trying to figure out whether to trust her strong-willed mother or the desperate and needy Adam.