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Release Date:
22 August 1986 (USA) See more »
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When Fear Made Her a Victim, She Turned Fear Into a Weapon See more »
Plot:
A woman takes revenge on the man who invades her home and tries to rape her. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 1 win See more »
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An Intense Drama Featuring a Gritty Performance from its star... See more (39 total) »

Cast

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Farrah Fawcett ... Marjorie

James Russo ... Joe

Alfre Woodard ... Patricia

Diana Scarwid ... Terry

Sandy Martin ... Officer Sudow

Eddie Velez ... Officer #1

Tom Everett ... Officer #2

Donna Lynn Leavy ... Woman on Phone (voice)
Enid Kent ... Mother at Police Station
Michael Hennessy ... Pizza Man
Danika Hendrickson ... Joe's Daughter
Clare Wren ... Racquetball Player

James Avery ... Security Guard

Directed by
Robert M. Young 
 
Writing credits
William Mastrosimone (screenplay)

William Mastrosimone (play)

Produced by
Thomas Coleman .... executive producer
George W. Perkins .... line producer
Michael Rosenblatt .... executive producer
Scott M. Rosenfelt .... line producer (as Scott Rosenfelt)
Burt Sugarman .... producer
 
Original Music by
J.A.C. Redford 
 
Cinematography by
Curtis Clark (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Arthur Coburn 
 
Casting by
Sharon Bialy 
Richard Pagano 
 
Production Design by
Chester Kaczenski 
 
Costume Design by
Linda M. Bass 
 
Makeup Department
Steve LaPorte .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sharon Mann .... first assistant director
Victoria E. Rhodes .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Roger Kelton .... construction coordinator
Daryl 'Dazz' Reynolds .... on-set decorator
R. Vincent Smith .... property master
John Stewart .... illustration
 
Sound Department
Vanessa Theme Ament .... foley artist
Gabriel Cubos .... boom operator
John Dunn .... supervising sound editor
R.J. Kizer .... sound effects editor
Dominick Tavella .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Stunts
Clay Boss .... stunts
Jeannie Epper .... stunts
Richard Epper .... assistant stunt coordinator
Richard Epper .... stunts
Diane Hetfield .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael F. Barrow .... gaffer
Andreas Crawford .... grip
David M. Rakoczy .... electrician
David Schmalz .... video assist operator
Jorgen Wedseltoft .... first assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Bruce Pearson .... color timer
 
Music Department
Mark McKenzie .... orchestrator
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
 
Other crew
Thomas Coleman .... presenter
Edwin Cook .... additional dialogue
Wendy Cutler .... additional dialogue
Andy Goldberg .... additional dialogue
Joan MacKenzie .... assistant accountant
Kerry Lyn McKissick .... script supervisor
Michael Rosenblatt .... presenter
Roger Steffens .... additional dialogue
Eden Ashley Umble .... production assistant
Melissa J.L. Smith .... product placement (uncredited)
 

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89 min
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James Russo (Joe) and Farrah Fawcett (Marjorie) played their respective roles in the off-Broadway production prior to the film.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:Terry,
[checking the medicine]
Patricia:this isn't atropine?
Terry:Yeah, well it's a prescription drug. You need a doctor's signature.
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Soundtrack:
Stand Up to the NightSee more »

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
An Intense Drama Featuring a Gritty Performance from its star..., 2 May 2007
Author: Isaac5855 from United States

EXTREMITIES is the disturbing, yet riveting screen version of a play by William Mastriosimone (who adapted his own play for the screen) about a woman who is attacked in her car one night by a would-be rapist on her way home and is terrified when she realizes the man got her purse and knows where she lives. After her roommates leave for work the next day, the guy shows up at her home and attempts to rape her. The story takes a surprising twist when, at one point, the woman turns the tables on the man and is able to overpower him; but when she realizes there is no way that attempted rape can be proved and if the man is arrested, he will just get off, she decides to keep him prisoner in the house until she can get a confession out of him. Far-fetched? Maybe. Disturbing? Definitely, but there's a wonderfully claustrophobic feel about this film, especially the middle with just the woman and her attacker, that you can't help but feel completely a part of what's going on. I did not see the play on Broadway, but I would imagine a piece like this works better onstage, but that doesn't make this film any less riveting an experience. Farrah Fawcett, one of the last actresses to do the role on Broadway, was awarded the role of Marjorie in the film version and delivers a taut and deeply moving performance as the victim who refuses to be a victim. Many critics found Fawcett's performance to be one-note, but for me, Marjorie is a woman completely numbed by what she has been through and the performance works for me. James Russo, in the performance of his career, is slimy and menacing as the would-be rapist who finds Marjorie to be much more of a challenge than he assumed. Alfre Woodard and Diana Scarwid co-star as Marjorie's roommates, who come home after Marjorie has overpowered the guy and has him tied up and stuffed in their fireplace upon their arrival. And it's the arrival of the roommates that take the story to an unexpected level because they didn't see what we saw Marjorie go through and therefore, think she should call the police and let them handle the guy. Not for the faint of heart, but if you can stand it, a gripping film experience anchored by a lead performance that will surprise you.

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