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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Laura Black
Mary Ann
Lt. Grijalva
Sam Waters
T. Max Graham ...
Captain Olson
Lt. Mark Shagan
SWAT Lt. Bannister
Dick Mueller ...
Tom Black
Donna Thomason ...
Glenda Moritz
Mark McCarthy ...
Wayne Williams
Merle Moores ...
Donna Black
Caroline Vinciguerra ...
Sarah Black


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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Did You Know?


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 »


When Richard exits the motor home and is about to enter the office building to go on his rampage, at least three crew members are reflected on the back of the car in the foreground. See more »


Laura Black: What is it? How far are you going to push this? What do you want? You want to kill me? You want to rape me?
Richard Farley: You and I were meant for each other, Laura.
Laura Black: Why me? Just tell me, why me?
Richard Farley: All I know is, you and I were meant to be together, forever.
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very well done real-life stalker drama
10 July 2006 | by (Michigan, USA) – See all my reviews

Richard Thomas is so good in this part it's scary. The first time I saw this I thought, he can't be that good an actor, he must be a maniac in real life. He does a very effective job, playing a techno geek who becomes obsessed with a coworker. He takes it from being just an annoying pest through the stalker stage, into the full blown maniac stage. Even when he is walking around with a shot gun he is very believable. No Rambo type violence, just a seemingly normal person who happens to be treating life like a video game. It is disturbing and you ask yourself, what would you tell your daughter or friend to do in that type of situation. All the legal avenues seem to make it worse. There are no easy answers. It definitely made me want to look into the case this is based on. Thomas was expected to carry the movie and he did. Brooke Shields was perhaps at her best in this part, but the whole movie hinges on if you buy into Thomas as the stalker and it does it quite well!

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