When Kathy Acton is found dead, her parents, Tom and Carol, swear they will find her assailant. But as the investigation gets under way, it appears that the only remaining suspect is the ... See full summary »
The story about the daughter of journalist Fox Butterfield who was born prematurely in the fifth month of his wife's pregnancy. Doctors save her, but she becomes dependent on constant medical attention. The parents debate what to do.
A small incident over two neighbors common wall sparks a conflict which affects the intimacy of the view over the chimney; the protagonist sparks a conflict and with paranoiac obsession destroys everyday life.
A woman lives a normal life with her second husband and her two sons of the first marriage. One day she is caught by her past and the film reveales in flashbacks her stations of life until ... See full summary »
This movie deserves some credit for the message it conveys, a not so popular reality about rehabilitation.
Michael Ontkean is believable as a former sex offender who is now living in a small town in a nondescript area of rural California. He is on parole, and his officer (well-portrayed by capable actress Pamela Reed) is concerned he may be a repeat offender. He was previously convicted for three out of six charges, including aggravated rape.
We see the dehumanization, the mentality towards this crime, and the attitude the town has, once they learn of his crimes. It is realistic. Not certain if this story was based entirely on truth but the killing of his dog was very disturbing. Annette O'Toole is also very good as Ontkean's frightened neighbor, a former victim of rape.
The subject is complex, and we see it through different viewpoints. The perpetrator, trying to re-make his life; the parole officer, upholding the law; the victims, how they are affected, and the simmering rage of frustrated townspeople. All in all a good message worth more studying. 8/10.
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