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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Beck
Barbara McKee (as Meredith Baxter Birney)
Chappy Beck
Caroline Beck
Lt. Hugo
Anita Parrish
Mark Dickison ...
Eric Gibbs
Jason Bernard ...
Sgt. Wally Rydell
Dr. Greenberg
James Goodwin Rice ...
Jonas Marlowe ...
Gregory Wagrowski ...


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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27 May 1985 (USA)  »

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Deadly Justice  »

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Richard Beck: You probably thought you hit the zenith when you made Homicide, well you're wrong. This is where it all happens, right here in sex crimes. Modern technology at its finest: look they got desks, got typewriters, even got telephones, huh? Now no rapist could escape the net set by these highly trained specialists.
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I saw this made-for-TV shocker in my high school health class and it really freaked me out.
6 December 2005 | by (The Last New Jersey Drive-In on the Left) – See all my reviews

I first saw this truly startling mid-80's made-for-TV favorite in health class when I was in 17 in high school. It truly unnerved the hell out of me. The teacher would occasionally stop the film and make all the students discuss what they just saw with utmost seriousness. It's an experience I'll always treasure as a truly special and unique adolescent memory. Richard Crenna deservedly won an Emmy for his exceptionally brave performance. Nicholas Worth and M.C. Gainey are positively terrifying as the two brutish homosexual hooligans who sodomize Crenna. The single most scary moment occurs when Worth holds a knife to Crenna's throat and venomously snarls to Gainey,"You ever go pig-hunting Sonny -- they squeal when ya stab 'em!" Yikes! This was pretty heavy and hard-sitting stuff for me to take at the time. It still upsets me today and rates highly as my second all-time favorite 80's TV movie right after the equally awesome "Fallen Angel."

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