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Extremities (1986)

R  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  22 August 1986 (USA)
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A woman takes revenge on the man who invades her home and tries to rape her.

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Marjorie
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Terry
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An intended rape victim manages to escape from her attacker but leaves her purse behind. Worried that he may visit her house and finish what he has started, she contacts the police but they are unable to help, saying that she has no proof. "If he calls, let us know and we'll send a man round!" A fat load of good that would be. Her worst fears are realised when, alone one day in the house, her attacker visits and attempts again to rape her. Circumstances allow her not only to resist the attack but to turn the tables and lock him away. And that is where her dilemma really starts. Does she release him and risk another attack? Does she go to the police and risk being called a liar? Or does she kill him - and become as low as him? Written by Rhino <rhino@blueyonder.co.uk>

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Alone and Vulnerable. The perfect victim...or so he thought. See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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22 August 1986 (USA)  »

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Acorralada  »

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$13,418,091 (USA)
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Trivia

James Russo (Joe) and Farrah Fawcett (Marjorie) played their respective roles in the off-Broadway production prior to the film. See more »

Goofs

About 20 min into the film when Marjorie (Farrah Fawcett) is digging in the garden she is wearing loafers on her feet but in the next scene she is wearing thongs (flip-flops) See more »

Quotes

Terry: [clinching bottle and cigarette] Maybe we should make up a story?
Patricia: Do we have something to be afraid of?
Terry: [scared] They're going to lock us all up and throw away the keys!
Patricia: Shut up idiot!
Terry: [yelling] You shut up!
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Extreme for sure
31 July 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I've never been a fan of Farrah Fawcett...Until now. She was truly amazing in this movie. The emotion she must have gone through shooting re-take after re-take doesn't bare thinking about. This was a very hard movie to watch, the subject matter is decidedly unpleasant and you feel so helpless just sitting and watching a woman being abused for what seems like an eternity. I actually felt that the whole thing deflated somewhat when her friends returned to the house and I didn't find the conclusion at all plausible. The director seemed very keen in using height in his shots and loved using mirror reflections, I believe he should have paid more attention to the pace in the second half of this piece. I'm sure this makes a heck of a powerful piece of theatre, this movie for me, although it had merit, just fell short.


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