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Without Her Consent (1990)

Fact-based story about the emotional trauma and following legal problems of a young woman who was raped by an acquaintance.

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Emily Briggs
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Jason Barnes
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Trey Cousins
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Marty
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Mom
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Strathom
Peter Hobbs
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Det. Riker
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Claire Sugarman
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Judge Stewart Rodale (as Edward Call)
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Mrs. Shelly
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Brian Hopkins (as James Stern)
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When a woman is raped by a guy she knows casually, the police are reluctant to press charges because of the circumstances - like she went with him voluntarily. Later her boyfriend runs him over and is arrested. Their relationship is strained. Later another woman who claims that she was also raped by him comes to her telling that they can get him. So she gives her the card of a lawyer and they begin their quest for justice. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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14 January 1990 (USA)  »

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Memorable Rape Case
12 August 2009 | by See all my reviews

I remembered this movie having watched it many years ago. My second viewing, some 18 years later, was almost as good. We have to bear in mind that the movie might look a little dated by today's standards. This is the story of small-town Emily Briggs and how she moves to California and gullibly exposes herself to danger from the smooth-talking, basketball-playing guy across the street (i.e. Jason Barnes played by Scott Valentine). He's not a very convincing rapist even though the scene was 'tastefully' done by today's standards. Most of the movie deals with how Briggs has to struggle to get others to believe her and even more so getting Barnes into court. At around 90 minutes, the movie is easy to watch and has some good lessons, especially for trusting young women.


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