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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
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)
Stephen Elliott ...
Attorney Foster
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Judge Thomas J. Gray
Jordan Charney ...
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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Lyn: The thought of him going through his life like nothing ever happened... makes me sick to my stomach
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Fantastic Performance!
14 February 2003 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I was a little hestitant about this movie, because there are so many ways movies such as these can go wrong. Hardly the case with this absolutely stunning performance. The casting was superb and Annabeth Gish was amazing as Lyn McKenna, the victim of acquaintence rape who took the risk and brought the offender to justice. I've only noticed Annabeth Gish, granted, since her appearance in The X Files over the last year and a half, however since then I've had the pleasure of seeing *several* of her other movies and am amazed at how an actress can be so undervalued. Her work is stunning; she puts so much emotion into her characters and strives to make them one hundred percent believeable. I can't wait to see her upcoming projects! This movie was confronting and inspiring, especially for young women such as myself and my friends - there should be more like it.


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