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I Can Make You Love Me (1993)

A beautiful young computer technician starting off her career in Silicon Valley during the Eighties, is stalked and harassed by a nerdy, dangerous and mentally-unstable colleague with a twisted obsession.

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Laura Black
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Mary Ann
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Chris
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Lt. Grijalva
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Sam Waters
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Penny
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Captain Olson
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Lt. Mark Shagan
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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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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 »

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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 »

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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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I really pondered over and rewrote this review several times

This was the first movie I watched with Richard Thomas in as a mature man. It has become my favorite, although I don't know why, unless it has to do with Brooke Shields. She's a beautiful girl, but let's face it, she really can't act. However, she did lend creditability to her part by possibly drawing on her own stalking experience. She was miscast in my opinion, the real Laura Black was petite. Thomas spends most of his scenes with her gazing up into her face with those gorgeous blue eyes of his. Once again, the real talent here is Thomas. Arrogant, pushy, and menacing though most of it, at the end, he effectively generates sympathy for his benevolent and suffering character On the outside looking in is indeed a lonely place. And who knows..maybe she did point her finger at some time and laugh at him. The special and gifted do take advantage of the lesser. Some of the acting is not very good-but Thomas shines as he ALWAYS does. The movie is based on fact-you can look it up on the net. The scene where Farley looks up at her with that longing and surety in his incredible eyes and says, you and I were meant for each other, Laura, all I know is we were meant to be together-forever is what did it for me. That and the blueberry bread he baked for her in the first part of the movie. Even psycotics have their moments.


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