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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 »
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Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 1 win See more »
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High level rape film, a winner for our late Farrah 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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Trivia:
James Russo (Joe) and Farrah Fawcett (Marjorie) played their respective roles in the off-Broadway production prior to the film.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Just after Marjorie attacks Joe, she splashes boiling water in his face from a whistling tea kettle on the stove. When she and Joe were just in the kitchen a two scenes before, she never filled the kettle or put in on a burner. It sat to the side, empty.See more »
Quotes:
Terry:[Pat is taking Joe out of the fireplace and helping him into a chair] Pat, I'd be careful.
Joe:[grateful] God bless you.
Joe:[Pat applies a washcloth and water to Joe's eye] Oh, God... is it bad?
Joe:[Pat nods] Am I going to go blind?
Patricia:I don't know.
Joe:What?
Patricia:I don't know!
Joe:[begging and obviously frightened] Please take me to a hospital.
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Stand Up to the NightSee more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
High level rape film, a winner for our late Farrah, 13 February 2013
Author: PeterMitchell-506-564364 from Australia

Extremities is a story of a man, overwhelmed with guilt, one that has proved to be fatal, turning him killer. When first learning of this film, back at the start of '87, I thought it was just about some psycho getting his kicks, raping women. Little did I know. Our rapist, Joe has already raped a score of women and disposed of em'. Only his latest, Marjorie (Fawcett in a great dramatic performance) has managed to escape when first car jacked and driven to a deserted underpass. Marjorie explains her situation to the police, none too helpful, where the police woman tells her straight, there's a chance he could get off. Farrah's even mistaken for a hooker by a young cop, who interrupts the not so progressing well conversation. She leaves, irate, and by not signing this certain form, the cops can't take action. The rapist has got her wallet with her id, so we know what's gonna ensue. We too see Joe, has a family where he has been kept pretty faceless up to this point. When he's in his little shed, examining Farrah's id, his cute little daughter knocks on the glass, informing him, dinner's almost ready. So now with Farrah, it's a waiting game. Her two housemates, Patti and Terri, have been informed of the situation. Even when the pizza guy, comes delivering a meal, Farrah is rather surly, when he asks if the three of them live together, which is understandable. Then days later, low and behold, a man freely enters her house, asking after a Joe. And from here, the real drama and suspense begins, claustrophobic, one would say, as Russo, great here, gets quite physical and cruel, at one point almost threatening to toss a pan of burnt bacon onto her. He also examines her particulars, even making opportunity to indulge in some forced sex, cause in reality, there's no way in hell, she'd go out with this creep of low class status. Keeping with the stage play, she finally turns the tables on the attacker, after luring him on, when on top of her, falsely. She then sprays his eyes with insecticide, cracks a hot glass kettle of coffee over his head, before strangling him and barricading him in a fireplace, from which there is no escape. Not much sooner does her two friends return from work and cross this scene of madness. The two do not agree with her illogical plan of murder, which too could be seen as logical, if this madman gets off. We do weigh these real life options. Scarwid, a great character actress, brings an effervescent, quirky and sexy character as Terri, while the more mature Woodard, gives a very humane and real performance, I liked. She's the only one showing compassion to the not so healthy looking Russo. Farrah at one point, who's taken enough of her, says "Why don't you just f..k him. That'll make him feel better". Extremities is a real film of real situations and choices. Even near the end, Scarwid chooses to stay with Russo, when Farrah and co, get the cops, warming up to him some, as hearing his reasons. One particular moment with Farrah running her knife down Russo's lower region, may make you flinch. This is a great dramatic film, that I wouldn't suggest a rape victim should watch. It's all too real, as are the performances, and I'm not just talking the mains. You will feel pretty washed out at the end of this, too, as in these claustrophobic movies. The up tempo music score, at it's opening is all so unfitting though, even though I liked it a lot, so.

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