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I Can Make You Love Me (1993)

TV Movie  |   |  Crime, Drama, History  |  9 February 1993 (USA)
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Laura Black has got it. She has got her master's in computer science and she has got that great job in Silicon Valley. Time to say 'bye bye' to mom and dad and to leave Virginia. Everything... See full summary »

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Laura Black
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Mary Ann
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Chris
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Sam Waters
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Penny
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Captain Olson
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SWAT Lt. Bannister
Dick Mueller ...
Tom Black
Donna Thomason ...
Glenda Moritz
Mark McCarthy ...
Wayne Williams
Merle Moores ...
Donna Black
Caroline Vinciguerra ...
Sarah Black
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Laura Black has got it. She has got her master's in computer science and she has got that great job in Silicon Valley. Time to say 'bye bye' to mom and dad and to leave Virginia. Everything seems to be fine with one exception. That guy Richard Farley at her new job. If he would stop his attempts to date her. For weeks his psycho terror has been going on now. Laura decides not to let him win. She does not want to be his 'victim'. May be an official complaint about Farley would solve her problem? Written by Oliver Heidelbach

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Even the most innocent relationship can become a fatal attraction.


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9 February 1993 (USA)  »

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I Can Make You Love Me: The Stalking of Laura Black  »

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Richard mentions that his favorite sandwich is the number 26. This was true. The real place was Togos and Richard describes the real number 26 "turkey, ham and cheese". See more »

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When Laura's boyfriend gives her the gun he tells her to fire all nine shots into Richard and states that there wasn't a court in the world that would convict her if she shot him on her own property, this is not good advice. While states' law vary about protection of self and property, one can use only the necessary force to stop an intruder (which simply brandishing a weapon might accomplish). If Laura shot Richard nine times, this could be seen by the court as unnecessary and unreasonable force, and it would make a claim of self defense difficult. See more »

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[Farley has cornered Laura in the washroom at a bar]
Richard Farley: I spent the whole day at Project Concern and I have no intention of *ever* going back there again. You and Penny and Chris, you have no idea of who you're messing with here.
Laura Black: [to another woman] Go get the manager, now!
Laura Black: I want you to get out of my way.
Richard Farley: You think I'm a joke, don't you?
Laura Black: No Rich, I don't think you're a joke...
Richard Farley: [shouting] Don't talk down to me!
[smashes a towel dispenser off the wall]
Richard Farley: Don't you understand? Why do you want to find out ...
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Well done...other title "Stalking Laura"
17 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This type of film could seem over-the-top, but thanks to a believable performance by Richard Thomas, and a surprisingly decent performance by Brooke Shields, the viewer is interested in the story, and not distracted by personalities.

You will see some interesting information regarding stalking, as well. For example, when Thomas speaks to Penny (human resources) who divulges Laura's personal information (including her birthday, residence and family information). This film was made in 1993, and I was surprised that the company was not held liable for Laura's problems with this man.

As this is based on a true story, we see Richard Thomas gradually unraveling as he stalks Laura (Shields), he seems initially harmless, then obsessed. The breaking point occurs when he is fired. He has, he says to his friends, nothing to lose, and starts asking if the office is protected with bullet-proof glass. His co-workers laugh, thinking this is a joke.

This is an interesting and true story, which is well-presented. 9/10


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