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When He's Not a Stranger (1989)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  6 November 1989 (USA)
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At a California university, Lyn goes to meet her best friend Melanie in the dorm room of Melanie's boyfriend Ron, a football star. When Lyn arrives, Melanie is not there. Ron forces himself... See full summary »

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Lyn McKenna
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Ron Cooper
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Melaine Fairchild
Stephen Elliott ...
Attorney Foster
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Emily McKenna
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Woodward University Coach
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At a California university, Lyn goes to meet her best friend Melanie in the dorm room of Melanie's boyfriend Ron, a football star. When Lyn arrives, Melanie is not there. Ron forces himself on Lyn. When she resists, Ron throws her on the bed and rapes her. Lyn initially tries to forget about it, but when she does decide to pursue a university hearing, the pressure of Melanie, Ron, and the school is brought to bear... Written by David Woodfield

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Originally scheduled to air on October 17, 1989, but preempted due to television coverage of the Northern California earthquake. See more »

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Lyn McKenna: *Look* - you're not finished with me, you bastard! You can't get away with this - I'm not gonna let you get away with this. I'm gonna make you pay!
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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right
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An awesome movie to point out reality in schools.
17 December 2001 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

I first heard of this movie when I saw it in the TV Guide, but I never did see it until last night. I've been wanting to see it because I've seen John Terlesky perform on an episode of "Walker, Texas Ranger" and have been wanting to see a movie with him in it. Well, it turned out to be this one. This movie was awesome and it does point out a few things that are true about reality in schools. Terlesky plays an all-star football player who rapes his girlfriend's childhood friend. Well, nobody, except the rape victim's parents, believe her and they don't want to prosecute Ron Cooper (Terlesky) because of his heroism in college football and the popularity that he has brought to the college. The reality of this is, that people who are popular in high school and college, preferably football players, tend to get away with everything and nobody cares what they do just as long as they bring popularity and joy to the schools, which is most definitely wrong. A great movie to watch and to learn from about what life is possibly like when you cross paths with a football player.


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