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Rape and Marriage: The Rideout Case (1980)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  30 October 1980 (USA)
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Based on the real-life Oregon criminal case which dramatizes the unique dispute in which Greta Rideout instigated the prosecution of her husband, John, charging him with raping her.

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Greta Rideout
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Charles Burt
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Gary Gortmaker
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Helen
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Jean Christensen
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Norma Joyce
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Judge Richard Barber
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Wanda
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Ralph Larson
Mo Malone ...
Sally
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Cliff Sulkes
Camila Ashland ...
Jackie Godfrey
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Geller
Deborah Baltzell ...
Holly Duncan
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Based on the real-life Oregon criminal case which dramatizes the unique dispute in which Greta Rideout instigated the prosecution of her husband, John, charging him with raping her.

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A true story of true importance
20 October 2002 | by (Las Vegas, NV) – See all my reviews

Linda Hamilton plays Gretta Rideout, an abused wife who constantly gets raped by her husband. In 1977 Oregon the rape law is changed so wives can accuse their husbands of rape. The Rideout Case is the first in Oregon history after this new law & this motion picture is the story. Linda Hamilton gives a great first leading performance in this gritty made for TV drama. Mickey Rourke is great as the abusive husband. Overall this TV is a must see with such an important subject matter.


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