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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
After Richard Farley (Richard Thomas) has blown Lawrence Kane "Larry" (John Durbin) away, he then prepares to blast the main doors made of glass when a car pulls up and its horn is sounded. Farley turns, shoots at the car and blasts the glass in the front passenger's window. The car then reverses away at speed. See more »
When Richard corners Laura outside the office building after her tires are slashed, the camera is reflected in the glass door after he enters the building. 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 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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