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Deborah Kara Unger,
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
In the scene when Richard gives the blueberry bread to Laura that he made himself it was indeed a surprise. This immediately followed Laura unlocking her office door and she found Richard in there waiting with his bread for her at 7 o'clock in the morning! He persuaded Laura to accept it and promptly left. See more »
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 »
[walking towards the building carrying 2 shotguns, a rifle, 2 pistols & over 200 rounds of ammunition]
You can't be serious!
[turns to face Kane]
[Kane turns around]
Cowboys and Indians!
[Farley fires his shotgun at Kane, then turns his gun on another car that has just driven up. He misses, so he blows out the building's front doors & enters]
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This movie was very creepy to me because this kind of thing happens every day.
What I can never understand, though, is why people don't notify law enforcement when things start to get out of hand (one has to be careful with employers, as they're quite often "good-old-boy networks" only concerned about protecting their own, as well as covering their own behinds). If I were the personnel director and I heard comments like he was making, I would have notified the police as soon as he left! However, this film was made in 1993, before workplace and school shootings became fairly commonplace.....
That withstanding, I've never been a victim of stalking, but you can bet that I would also never let things get as far as they tend to do with many people (maybe it's the way I was raised, or because I have a pretty good self-esteem, who knows).
Nevertheless, I find these types of films much more captivating and closer to home than the usual stuff out there.
It's too bad that there are such people in this world.......
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