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Extremities -- A woman is attacked by a would-be rapist, and manages to escape--but the man has taken her wallet, and she lives in mortal fear that he will seek her out.
Extremities -- A woman is attacked by a would-be rapist, and manages to escape--but the man has taken her wallet, and she lives in mortal fear that he will seek her out. Her nightmare comes true when a strange man knocks on her door one day while she is alone.  But the sadistic attacker doesn't count on her being ready for him, as she turns the tables and takes control of the situation.  Starring Farrah Fawcett and James Russo.


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Release Date:
22 August 1986 (USA) See more »
When Fear Made Her a Victim, She Turned Fear Into a Weapon See more »
A woman takes revenge on the man who invades her home and tries to rape her. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 1 win See more »
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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
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
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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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 »
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 »
Joe:[after his fake story about him and Marjorie to her roommates] Jesus, I'm so sorry that this thing happened today. And I forgive you, Marjorie.
Marjorie:[Marjorie flies into a rage and attacks Joe, seeing the sheath for his knife] What is this? What is this?
Joe:[Pat recoils in horror as Marjorie holds it up to his face] I use it for work. I cut open boxes in the warehouse.
Marjorie:[menacingly] Cut boxes, huh?
[holds it closer to Joe's face]
Marjorie:Cuts them good, huh? It's the kind of knife they use to gut a deer.
[She cuts the phone cord binding his hands and feet together, proving its sharpness]
Patricia:[cautiously] Wait.
Marjorie:[turning on Joe with his own words] Smile.
[Joe trembles]
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Referenced in Remote Control (1988)See more »
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Don't mess with an angel, 25 May 2014
Author: videorama-759-859391 from adelaide, australia

Here's a film, I'll always remember seeing that late Farrah for who died a day apart from Michael Jackson. Ironically they were good friends, and one thing that Farrah could do instead of Michael, and that was act. She scorches up the screen here, a raging queen of revenge on her attacker, who has come to attack her, for the second time, invading her home. She scarcely escapes the first attack, a car jacking, where they end up in a discreet parking spot. She manages to get away, leaving her car and wallet behind. With not much help from authorities (der, we've seen it so many times before in rape films) it now becomes a game of waiting, with Farrah, quite on edge, and rightfully so. She does share house with two other women. Diana Scarwid, very good as a wild impulsive sort, and Alfre Woodard, as a more wiser black woman, the only one partially sympathetic to the rapist after the tables are turned, and turned they are. Farrah becomes caught in conflict with her mates who return to find Joe, the battered faced rapist chained up in the fireplace. She wants to kill Joe, on the too probable count, that if tried, and he gets off, he will come at her again. This is a real life situation scenario here, Woodard of course, dead set against the idea. For rape victims, this movie is not for you. It's an intense grueling flick about the rape process, where the consequences for a criminal's acts here are extreme (hence the title) for low class sort, Joe (a wonderful Russo) But it's Farrah who engrosses us, where Extremities is an engrossing and with a wonderfully claustrophobic atmosphere, where indeed it's well shot, where most of the movie is set in Farrah's pad. For some viewers it'll be tough to watch. Too, what's shocking is Russo's admittance, and his intentions, when untied and falling to the floor, where then Scarwid surprisingly becomes sympathetic. Although I really didn't like it's ending Extremities is powerful movie making and far from escapist fare for viewers, wanting to leave reality behind. I would also like to see the play one day, but for now, I'll stick to the movie.

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