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I Can Make You Love Me (1993)

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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Wayne Williams
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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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The stalking of Laura Black and subsequent murder of seven people and the injury of four by Richard Farley (February 16, 1988) and the three-year stalking and murder of actress Rebecca Schaeffer by Robert John Bardo (July 18, 1989) prompted California to pass the first anti-stalking laws in the country. See more »

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After Laura's been shot she goes out into the hallway and leans her back against a mural on the wall - the cameraman is reflected in the glass of the mural. See more »

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Richard Farley: I want her to live. She can't regret it if she doesn't live.
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More horrifying than most horror films
24 September 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

STALKING LAURA, a true story about one man's increasing obsession with a work colleague which leads to eventual tragedy, is an astonishingly good film and quite possibly one of my favourite made-for-TV movies of all time. On the face of it, it looks like every other TV-movie ever made: matter of fact, routine, bogged down with the 'true story' hook. Indeed, for the first half of the production, all is familiar and safe, rather than gripping.

The film is anchored by Richard Thomas delivering a completely surprising turn as the villain of the piece. Thomas underplays it, selling us his nice-guy John Boy Walton character with a few hidden undertones; a little too insistent here, a gaze lingering too long here. Shields is perfectly adequate as the increasingly frustrated object of his obsession, but the film belongs to Thomas.

Then he flips and the film becomes something else: gripping, gutsy, compelling, harrowing and completely shocking. I wasn't expecting what happened next, but from that point in I was glued to the screen. Few films have the guts to tackle such disturbing – and, indeed, increasingly familiar, at least in the news – subject matter, but this movie handles it with aplomb. Kudos then, to both scriptwriter and director for making an unforgettable movie.


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