A woman takes revenge on the man who invades her home and tries to rape her.

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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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What she did to survive is nothing compared to what she'll do to get even. See more »

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22 August 1986 (USA)  »

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$13,418,091 (USA)
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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 »

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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 »

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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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See the Play it is better
20 March 2003 | by (Oklahoma City) – See all my reviews

While this movie is a good movie, it has the T.V. movie of the week feel to it. The play by William Mastrosimone is tons better, and has a much better ending.

Farrah proved she could play more than everyone's favorite angel with this one, but unlike her "Burning Bed" character, has a bit of a mean streak. Russo is good as the Rapist, as well as Alfre Woodard as the roomate who tries to convince Marjorie she is going too far. Scarwid provides much needed laughs with her stolen "Mommie Dearest" performance as the flaked out roommate.


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