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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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Joe
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Officer Sudow
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Officer #1
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Woman on Phone (voice)
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Mother at Police Station
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Pizza Man
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Joe's Daughter
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Racquetball Player
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Security Guard
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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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What she did to survive is nothing compared to what she'll do to get even. See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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22 August 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Acorralada  »

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$13,418,091
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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

Joe: [after Marjorie has sprayed the insect repellent in his eyes and bound his hands, he staggers to stand] Where are you? What did you put in my fucking eyes! Bitch. You fucking bitch, I'll kill you. I'll kill you.
[walks into kitchen, where tea kettle is whistling]
Joe: Where are you, you fucking cunt?
[Marjorie pours the hot water in his face and hits him with the kettle... he falls and she binds his feet to his wrists]
Joe: What're you doing? Where are you going?
[she runs outside to Terry's car]
Joe: Go ahead! ...
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Referenced in Final Cut (1989) 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 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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