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?

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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)  »

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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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Final suspense-thriller genre movie directed by director John Schlesinger who was known for helming a number of suspenser films throughout his career such as Pacific Heights (1990), The Believers (1987), Marathon Man (1976), The Falcon and the Snowman (1985), and The Tale of Sweeney Todd (1997). See more »

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

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Karen McCann: HELP ME! Can you call the police for me! Can you send them to 244 Eden Street in the Palisades! Please!
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Remade as Dushman (1998) See more »

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Stella By Starlight
By Ned Washington and Victor Young
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An engaging drama
20 October 2010 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film is about a mother who goes to seek justice for the brutal murder of her teenage daughter.

"Eye for an Eye" is an intense drama that tells a family's grief in losing a teenage girl in the family. They all react in different ways; the father seems casual and detached on the surface, but actually has intense anger inside. The younger daughter blames herself, while the mother becomes obsessed with getting justice. The plot is good, it is engaging and well told. However, I think the title gives the whole film away, so things will happen in a certain way in order for the film to be called "Eye for an Eye".


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