Tracy Thurman was married to a man who abused her. But he continues to harass her after she gets a restraining order, and the police do little to help. When he brutally beats her and ...
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An abused battered wife has had enough of husband beating up on her. Everywhere she turns for help, there's not much anyone will do. After he rapes her one night, she sets the bed on fire with him in it asleep.
A girl finds herself shamed in her small rural town after being raped by a football player. Her boyfriend, her mother and her lawyer all try their best to protect her, but will the local high school put a stop to the harassment?
Brian Austin Green,
This movie, based on the true story, begins with the murder of a housewife. When troubled teenage daughter confesses the crime, it looks like a solved case. But, the investigators are ... See full summary »
When popular and beautiful cheerleader Stacey is stabbed to death, who could have done it? It could have been asocial Goth girl Monica, it could've been angst-ridden Jill - or maybe it was the plain girl nobody suspected.
On the 19th of May 1983 Diane Downs stops at the McKenzie-Williamette-Hospital and cries for help. She is wounded on her arm and her three children are also wounded seriously. She says that... See full summary »
Donna Yaklich meets Dennis the policeman and thinks she might have found a good relationship. But Dennis is obsessed with weight-lifting and uses steroids, which make him aggressive and ... See full summary »
Derek Bradshaw, a 33-year-old lawyer, courts and wins Amy Miller, an 18-year-old high school cheerleader. The affair progresses until she learns that he is married and has a family. During ... See full summary »
Tracy Thurman was married to a man who abused her. But he continues to harass her after she gets a restraining order, and the police do little to help. When he brutally beats her and slashes her throat in front of police, she sues the city and the police department for failing to protect her. Written by
Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>
This is a surprisingly good film that deserves a larger audience than it will probably get. The realism in the script may be due in great part to the film being based on a true story, but considering how many Hollywood films based on true stories lack that element of realism, the screenwriter deserves considerable praise. The film is well-paced with just enough detail to convey the essence of Tracey's experience. The entire cast delivers an excellent performance.
There is some violence in this film. Most of the violence is not shown directly, but despite that, the violence is more disturbing than a typical splatter flick, partly because of the realism and partly because the victims earn more sympathy than the typical victims of splatter flicks. It should be okay for most people, but this is not a film for young children.
This film had a similar feel to Baby Snatcher, another Nancy McKeon TV film based on a true story. If you liked one, you will probably like the other.
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