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When He's Not a Stranger (1989)

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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John Terlesky ...
Ron Cooper
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Rick
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Melaine Fairchild
Annabella Price ...
D.A. Barbara Rumson
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Woodward University Coach (as John Jackson)
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Judge Thomas J. Gray
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Chancellor Hammond
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Emily McKenna
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Ben McKenna
Michael Oscar ...
Doug
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Football Player #1
Johnny Judkins ...
Football Player #2
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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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Mel: Oh, I get it, I had more Barbie dolls than you, so you had to steal my boyfriend?
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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
Written by Homer Banks, Carl Hampton and Raymond Jackson
Performed by Luther Ingram
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Very well made
19 February 2006 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

Annabeth Gish is one of the truly gifted young actors around and it is a pity she's not that well known. She has a vulnerability to her that is quite captivating and this film is a prime testament to that. I have seen this movie about ten years ago for the first time and it struck a chord with me. It is sensitive,intelligent and very mature in its handling of a difficult subject. It's not one dimensional and it doesn't choose the obvious solutions. It's powerful in a quiet sort of way, and features a strong performance by Paul Dooley as Gish's compassionate father. Gish who came to prominence after Desert Bloom and Mystic Pizza has rarely been given such a good part in the years ahead,which is a great shame. She deserves as much recognition as her Mystic Pizza co star Julia Roberts. Watch this film and I'm sure you'll agree.


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