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Eye for an Eye (1996)

When the courts fail to keep behind bars the man who raped and murdered her daughter, a woman seeks her own form of justice.

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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? See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

12 January 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ojo por ojo  »

Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,968,044 (USA) (14 January 1996)

Gross:

$26,792,700 (USA)
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Trivia

The source "Eye For An Eye" (1993) book by Erika Holzer was the second novel written by her with the first having been "Double Crossing" (1983) which had been first published around a decade earlier. See more »

Goofs

In the opening bathroom scene, reflected in the convex mirror that Karen bumps. See more »

Quotes

Karen McCann: Are you married?
Angel Kosinsky: Yeah - her name is Michelle.
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Connections

Referenced in 21 Grams (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Abolie
By Alfonso Velasquez and Silvio Sosa
Performed by Cocoband
Courtesy of Kubaney Records
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The 'Flying Nun' Goes 'Death Wish'
13 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Before the hit television show "24," Keifer Sutherland played mostly despicable, evil characters. That's what he does in this film, as "Robert Doob," a low-life who rapes and kills Sally Field's daughter and then is unfairly released by the courts. Sally, playing "Karen McCann," goes after justice.

Almost everyone loves a revenge story and that, of course, is what this movie is, pure and simple: kind of a female "Death Wish."

As for the characters, Sutherland is "over the top" with his guy - way, way past despicable, so ridiculously bad and evil you might even laugh.

For those who picture Sally Field as "The Flying Nun," this movie will be a shock. She is anything but the sweet, wholesome-looking girl she appeared to be in so many of her films when she was younger.....or even the new TV commercials of today. Even though she has shown she can be very foul- mouthed ('m talking 'real life'), somehow seeing her portrayed here as a vigilante, doesn't ring up. Charles Bronson, yes; Sally Field, uh.....no.

Be warned: this is a tough movie in spots, especially in the beginning. It is very similar to the opening in "Death Wish," and is not for the squeamish.

This isn't a bad movie. It is extremely manipulative and has a bunch of plot holes, but if you love revenge films and don't care about particularly intelligent scripts (although the mad-as-hell mom isn't stupid in here), you can just add this one to your library. It serves its purpose of entertaining.


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