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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. See more »
User Reviews:
Another good message film, with Fawcett excelling... 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
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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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1.85 : 1 See more »
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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:
Marjorie:[Margie plunges knife into chair cushion beneath Joe's crotch] Tell them what happened
[she yanks him to his feet]
Marjorie:or I'll cut them off! Tell them!
[screams]
Marjorie:Tell them! Tell them! Tell them!
Joe:[anguished] I watched the house! I stole the letters!
[he falls to his knees, Marjorie grabs him by the hair and holds his knife to his throat]
Marjorie:And what else?
Joe:[breaking down] I... I came here to kill you... and Patty... and Terry.
[Terry and Patty look on, horrified]
[...]
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Stand Up to the NightSee more »

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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Another good message film, with Fawcett excelling..., 8 April 2009
Author: MarieGabrielle from United States

Kudos to Fawcett to taking on roles that, at the time were considered controversial. To my recollection, rape was still a taboo subject in the 1980's, and women's rights and emotions were rarely so deeply examined during that time.

Fawcett is simply a woman who is followed, then stalked by actor James Russo. He is adequate as the obsessed psychopath, but at times a bit transparent.

Diana Scarwid has a bit role, as does Alfre Woodard as the house mate. Woodard worries about the legal consequences when Fawcett, the rape victim, takes revenge on the culprit. The scene where she throws a frying pan of hot oil at Russo is classic, and as the rapist he deserves it. She then keeps him in bondage, and the consequences must be faced.

A very real story reflecting the emotions and rage of rape victims who have been violated, physically, and mentally. Highly recommended. 8/10.

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