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The Rape of Richard Beck (1985)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  27 May 1985 (USA)
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Cop Beck (Crenna) thinks rape victims "bring it upon themselves" to be raped but has a mind-changing experience when he himself is raped by a couple of white trash felons, one of whom ... See full summary »

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Richard Beck
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Barbara McKee (as Meredith Baxter Birney)
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Chappy Beck
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Caroline Beck
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Lt. Hugo
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Anita Parrish
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Ray
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Dr. Greenberg
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Joey
Gregory Wagrowski ...
Bozer
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Cop Beck (Crenna) thinks rape victims "bring it upon themselves" to be raped but has a mind-changing experience when he himself is raped by a couple of white trash felons, one of whom actually says he's going to make him "squeal like pig". Written by Ringo

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Sgt. Wally Rydell: What was she doing down in that neighborhood at that time of night?
Barbara McKee: What's that got to do with it?
Sgt. Wally Rydell: That's the first question the court is going to ask.
Barbara McKee: I don't know! She was going somewhere, she was going to meet... the woman was raped! Does she have to be beaten to a PULP before you guys believe her?
Sgt. Wally Rydell: No I believe her.
Richard Beck: [about the elderly victim] Can you tell me who'd WANT to rape her?
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A Disturbing Landmark TV-movie
12 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This bold and thought-provoking TV movie centers on a bigoted and sexist police officer (the late Richard Crenna) who has always believed that rape victims "ask for it", but finds himself re-thinking his belief after he is sexually assaulted himself. This was definitely new territory where TV movies were concerned but it was done with care and taste. Crenna's gutsy performance won him an Emmy Award in a disturbing film that raised quite a few eyebrows. I was impressed with the filming of the actual assault scene. A scene that could have been cheap and exploitative was done with style without compromising the integrity of what was going on in the scene. A serious adult movie experience for those who like a component of challenge in their entertainment.


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