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Eye for an Eye (1996)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  12 January 1996 (USA)
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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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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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Ojo por ojo  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$53,146,000 (USA)
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When Karen follows Robert making his grocery delivery, a man is seen in a telephone booth not speaking in English. This man is playfully swearing in Korean on the phone. See more »

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When Karen falls down the stairs after striking Doob and is laying on the floor we see him walking down the stairs after her with his cross on the outside of his shirt, in the next scene when she shoots him, the cross is back inside his shirt. See more »

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Robert Doob: You know I really don't like Kiddy pussy, but what I'm willing to make an exception.
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Sally Field takes revenge on Kiefer Sutherland
22 October 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Eye for an Eye" gives us just what it says, but in a dramatic, not exploitative, way. Kiefer Sutherland rapes and kills Sally Field's and Ed Harris's daughter, and then he slips through a poor court system, free to rape and kill again. Detective Joe Mantegna gets him into court, but he gets off on a legal technicality.

The story has at least one strong plot twist, realistic but also unexpected.

Field's part is written fully, showing her changes in psychology after the event. Harris tries to keep her on the straight and narrow. It's hard, very hard. This good writing of the effects on the characters makes the story much better drama than most such stories.

Sutherland's character and his acting are outstanding. I was wondering how he does it. Did his dad teach him how? Remember that Donald could and did play some bad villains.

But I'd add that the veteran director John Schlesinger should get a lot of credit. There were certain wordless scenes of movement, showing Sutherland, that added a huge amount to his characterization. There is one brief shot of him walking in which his silhouette is totally dark against surrounding light that was very effective. Another shows him straddling a balcony as if he owned the world and everyone in it. And there are others, including his crimes and his life, as he looks for victims, plus his behavior in court.

When you add up what you see on the screen here, you get a carefully and professionally done movie that is coherent, satisfying and holds up over time.


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