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The Rape of Doctor Willis (1991)

Dr. Willis discovers that the severely wounded casualty on her operating table is the same man who raped her when she first started work in this county hospital. She has the power to save ... See full summary »

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Kate Willis
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Dr. Greenway
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Wally Shaw
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Carrie Willis
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Det. Joe Porter
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District Attorney
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Styvesant
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Dr. McMahon
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Mrs. Styvesant
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Frances
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Officer Rollins
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Bobby Brett ...
E.R. Doctor
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Mateson
Lawrence Dobkin ...
Striker (as Larry Dobkin)
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Dr. Willis discovers that the severely wounded casualty on her operating table is the same man who raped her when she first started work in this county hospital. She has the power to save him or to wreak revenge. How will she decide? Written by ath <ath21@cus.cam.ac.uk>

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She is the victim, he is the attacker... now his life is in her hands.

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Interesting drama
12 January 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Although this movie was not that well received upon its original airing, I feel that is unjustified. Granted, it never shakes off its TV "soap opera" feel, but Jaclyn Smith (who is always a joy to watch), portrays Dr. Willis in a very believable manner; her life will change forever. The actual moment of the rape is executed well, and is rather startling to watch.

Granted, the actual perpetrator turning up on her operating table seems a little clichéd, but we can actually believe Willis' emotions: will she save his life or not? I imagine the majority of viewers may have decided upon the second option.

We are then thrust upon a battle of wits, with our heroine doctor's career on the line and the so-called 'victim's' family and friends wanting justice. And this is the more interesting part of the film - who deserves the justice? The answer is made perfectly clear later on.

The viewer can't help but support the Dr. Willis character, with Jaclyn able to bring a sense of realism and emotion to the part with admirable style; she is a competent enough performer. Admittedly, this movie is not the last word in excellence, but it does have a certain "something" about it that can keep the viewer absorbed enough to stick with the plot and see what happens.


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