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Extremities (1986)

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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Joe
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Terry
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Officer Sudow
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Officer #1
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Woman on Phone (voice)
Enid Kent ...
Mother at Police Station
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Storyline

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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When Fear Made Her a Victim, She Turned Fear Into a Weapon 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

Interviews with Farrah stated that during filming they really slapped each other just like they did on stage for realness. Also in the stage production they had to have guards on hand because the violence would be so real they would try to jump up on stage and help Farrah. See more »

Goofs

When Marjorie (Farrah Fawcett) first puts Joe (James Russo) in the fireplace, his eyes are fresh from being sprayed with bug spray and are swollen shut so he can't see, but once in the fireplace he opens them wide open and looks directly at Marjorie as though he can see her clearly. See more »

Quotes

Patricia: [kneeling] Marjorie, a man is badly hurt and you don't have a case.
Marjorie: That's why I have a hammer.
Patricia: Okay. Let's talk about the hammer?
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Connections

Spoofed in The Crew: Extremities (1995) See more »

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Stand Up to the Night
Performed by Bonnie Raitt
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Fiercely done movie.
21 August 2003 | by (Conn) – See all my reviews

This was some strong movie. Very powerful, very different. Yet strangely, I didn't warm to it as much as I should have. That does not diminish the movie's power. This just proved very difficult to watch.

I can certainly appreciate the theme of having one's dignity stolen and the need to take back one's power. The movie itself was wonderfully acted and directed. And obviously it was SUPPOSED to be hard to watch. I just wish I had warmed to it enough to give it a 10 like "The Accused". I think part of the problem was the limited focus of the camera,these 2 people starring almost by themselves, the story mainly going back and forth between Farra's Character and her rapist.After awhile it gets to you.

All in all this was an edgy film that's certainly thought provoking and worth watching. I doubt I'd see it again but the film as a whole is very well done.


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