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Karen McCann's eldest daughter is raped and murdered whilst on the phone with her. When the case against Robert Doob, the perpetrator, is dismissed because of a technicality, she starts ... See full summary »

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Karen McCann's eldest daughter is raped and murdered whilst on the phone with her. When the case against Robert Doob, the perpetrator, is dismissed because of a technicality, she starts following him and sees how he checks out his next victim, a woman he delivers groceries to. She tells the police, but is only warned she must stop following Doob. When she tries to warn the woman, she is shooed out of the house. Doob, having found out that Karen is following him, threatens to do something to her youngest daughter. She then seeks help from a group of vigilantes connected to a support group, in order to shoot Doob. However, a friend from the support group turns out to be an FBI agent investigating the very vigilante activity Karen is involved in and warns her that she will go to jail for the rest of her life unless it is self-defense. In the meantime, tension grows between Karen and her husband Mack, because he finds out she has secretly been taking self-defense classes and has been ... Written by gerd86

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Taglines:

What do you do when justice fails?

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for language and disturbing violence which includes rape | See all certifications »

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12 January 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ojo por ojo  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$53,146,000 (USA)
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Trivia

According to Kiefer Sutherland, while filming the rape scene with young Olivia Burnette, he had to stop several times to regain himself and refrain from getting sick. See more »

Goofs

When a closeup shot is taken of Doob's dead body, there appears to be a pulsing in his neck. See more »

Quotes

Karen McCann: Why don't you offer him a candy bar and maybe he will confess?
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Referenced in Enough (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Abolie
By Alfonso Velasquez and Silvio Sosa
Performed by Cocoband
Courtesy of Kubaney Records
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Telling it like it is...
14 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

...seems to have enraged some viewers of this film. The bad guy is really bad. Guess what, they're like that in the real world too. There are plenty of bad guys out there who have no redeeming qualities and do laugh at the system, assuming it will never be able to really punish them. I found this movie very believable and thought the acting was terrific and the climax very satisfying. It was nice to see something come out of Hollywood that wasn't skewed in perspective by the left coast that produced it. Anybody who thinks Robert Doob as a character is too one-dimensional to be believable has never met a violent criminal in the flesh.


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