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Eye for an Eye -- A public relations executive joins a support group after her daughter is killed by a convicted rapist/murderer. When the man is released due to lack of evidence, she joins a vigilante organization intending to kill the man. In HD.


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Writers (WGA):
Erika Holzer (novel)
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Release Date:
12 January 1996 (USA) See more »
What do you do when justice fails?
When the courts fail to keep behind bars the man who raped and murdered her daughter, a woman seeks her own form of justice. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sally Field ... Karen McCann

Ed Harris ... Mack McCann

Olivia Burnette ... Julie McCann

Alexandra Kyle ... Megan McCann

Kiefer Sutherland ... Robert Doob

Joe Mantegna ... Det. Sgt. Denillo

Beverly D'Angelo ... Dolly Green

Darrell Larson ... Peter Green

Charlayne Woodard ... Angel Kosinsky

Philip Baker Hall ... Sidney Hughes

Keith David ... Martin
Wanda Acuna ... Hispanic Housewife
Geoffrey Rivas ... Hispanic Housewife's Husband

Armin Shimerman ... Judge Arthur Younger

Natalija Nogulich ... Susan Juke (as Natalia Nogulich)
Nicholas Cascone ... Dist. Atty. Howard Bolinger
Stella Garcia ... Maria
Justine Johnston ... Aunt Flo McCann

Wayne Pére ... Gene Forest, French Teacher
Joan Crowe ... Michelle

Ross Bagley ... Sean Kosinsky

Jane Morris ... County Clerk

Cynthia Rothrock ... Martial Arts Instructor
Bobby J. Foxworth ... Man Following Karen
Manny Rodriguez ... Gun Instructor
Michael Podwal ... Pilates Instructor
Sierra Pecheur ... Teacher
Zack Eginton ... Obnoxious Boy

Kim Kim ... Shopkeeper
A.C. Weary ... Newscaster
Brenda Smith ... Waitress

Ron Dean ... Detective at McCann House
David Courier ... Policeman at Crime Scene
Ellis Williams ... Policeman at Crime Scene (as Ellis E. Williams)

David Barrera ... Precinct Officer
Scott Waara ... Detective
Tom Lillard ... Bailiff

Angela Paton ... Moderator

Donal Logue ... Tony
William Mesnik ... Albert Gratz

Rondi Reed ... Regina Gratz
Cherie Franklin ... Parent of Murdered Children Group #1
Francesca P. Roberts ... Parent of Murdered Children Group #2
Marie Chambers ... Parent of Murdered Children Group #3

Rolando Molina ... Parent of Murdered Children Group #4
Ernie Vincent ... Parent of Murdered Children Group #5

Teddy Vincent ... Parent of Murdered Children Group #6
Minnie Summers Lindsey ... Parent of Murdered Children Group #7

Michael B. Silver ... Assistant (as Michael Buchman Silver)
Eric Morris ... Columnist

Iris Klein ... Office Staff (as Iris Fields)
Jeremy Eynon ... Office Staff
Fort Atkinson ... Angry Man
Evelyn Parke ... 9-1-1 Caller
Dolores Velázquez ... Hispanic Woman
Pablo Velazquez ... Hispanic Man

Patricia Belcher ... Quarreling Woman
Alesia Jones ... Quarreling Woman
Maurice Sherbanee ... TV Salesman

Bob Clendenin ... Hotel Clerk
Larry Polson ... Yelling Man
Sharon D. Chase ... Mourner
Janet Dey ... Mourner
Buzz Barbee ... Mourner
Nino Polito ... Mourner
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Victoria Charters ... Mourner (uncredited)
Jack Janda ... Tony, the Doorman (uncredited)

Peter Kent ... Detective #2 (uncredited)

David R. Maier ... Crime Scene Officer (uncredited)

Directed by
John Schlesinger 
Writing credits
Erika Holzer (novel)

Amanda Silver (screenplay) &
Rick Jaffa (screenplay)

Produced by
Kathryn Knowlton .... associate producer
Michael I. Levy .... producer
Michael Polaire .... co-producer
Original Music by
James Newton Howard 
Cinematography by
Amir Mokri (director of photography) (as Amir M. Mokri)
Film Editing by
Peter Honess 
Casting by
Mali Finn 
Production Design by
Stephen Hendrickson 
Art Direction by
David J. Bomba 
Set Decoration by
Jan K. Bergstrom 
Costume Design by
Bobbie Read 
Makeup Department
Jennifer Bell .... hair stylist
Ann Brodie .... makeup artist: Ms. Field
Leslie Lightfoot .... makeup artist
Medusah .... head hair stylist
Robin L. Neal .... head makeup artist
Production Management
Michael Polaire .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Raymond E. Batchelor III .... second second assistant director (as Raymond Batchelor III)
Scottie Gissel .... dga trainee
Gregory Jacobs .... first assistant director
Allen Kupetsky .... second assistant director
Art Department
Richard Baum .... property master
Richard J. Bayard .... construction coordinator
Larry Boyd .... lead person (as Lawrence Boyd)
Mark W. Brown .... lead person (as Mark Brown)
John Ceniceros .... set dresser
Tom J. Furginson .... set dresser (as Thomas Furginson)
Michael Hansen .... additional property master
Julie Inglese .... art department coordinator
Elizabeth Lapp .... set designer
Peter McWade .... assistant property master
Lee Orlikoff .... set dresser
Donn Piller .... set dresser
Peter Ramsey .... storyboard artist (as Peter A. Ramsey)
Lori Rowbotham .... set designer
Wanda Tomaski .... production painter
David Tully .... greensperson (as David V. Tully)
Paul Breuninger .... set dresser (uncredited)
Neil Garland .... propmaker gangboss (uncredited)
Sound Department
Bob Baron .... adr mixer
Bob Beher .... supervising foley editor
Richard Corwin .... dialogue editor
Ken Dufva .... foley artist
David Lee Fein .... foley artist
Stephanie Flack .... dialogue editor
Jessica Gallavan .... adr editor
Scott G.G. Haller .... foley editor
Allen Hartz .... sound effects editor
Michael Herbick .... sound re-recording mixer
Andrea Horta .... supervising adr editor
Daniel S. Irwin .... assistant sound editor
Steve Klinghoffer .... cable person (as Steven Klinghoffer)
Mark L. Mangino .... dialogue editor
Martin Maryska .... supervising sound editor
Donald O. Mitchell .... sound re-recording mixer (as Don Mitchell)
Frank A. Montaño .... sound re-recording mixer (as Frank Montaño)
Robert Morrisey .... assistant sound editor
Mark Petersen .... dialogue editor
Jonathan Phillips .... assistant sound editor
Terry Rodman .... supervising sound editor
Todd O. Russell .... boom operator
Randy Singer .... foley mixer
Edward Tise .... sound mixer
Karen G. Wilson .... foley editor
David Wolowic .... assistant sound editor
Matt Colleran .... transfer recordist (uncredited)
Patrick J. Foley .... sound editor (uncredited)
Ron Meredith .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Oscar Mitt .... sound (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Nikki Amoriasino .... special effects technician
Greg W. Davidson .... special effects technician
Lloyd Hamlett .... special effects technician
Thomas Lantz .... special effects technician
Kevin Pike .... special effects supervisor
E. Wayne Rabouin .... special effects technician
Dwight Rolle .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Janet Brady .... stunts
Greg Brickman .... stunts
Jophery C. Brown .... stunts
William H. Burton Jr. .... stunts (as William H. Burton)
Clarke Coleman .... stunts
Gary Combs .... stunts
Gilbert B. Combs .... stunts (as Gilbert Combs)
Dennis Deveaugh .... stunts
Gary Epper .... stunts
Bobby J. Foxworth .... stunt coordinator
Troy Gilbert .... stunts
John Hateley .... stunts (as John Hately)
Robert Jauregui .... stunts (as Robert F. Jauregui)
Chere Rae .... stunts
Debby Lynn Ross .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Larry J. Aube .... first company rigging grip
Marek Bojsza .... rigging electrician
Michael Brennan .... dolly grip
Ron Cicero .... electrician
Michael J. Coo .... first company grip
William E. Fitch .... second company grip
Melinda Sue Gordon .... still photographer
Bruce Alan Greene .... Steadicam operator
Brent Lon Hershman .... camera loader
Jerry D. Knight .... assistant chief lighting technician
Craig Kohtala .... grip
Damon Marcellino .... electrician
Dennis P. McClean .... second company rigging grip
Niles McElroy .... electrician
John McGraham .... grip
Leo J. Napolitano .... camera operator (as Leo Napolitano)
Randy Nolen .... Steadicam operator
Frank Perl .... camera operator
Max Pomerleau .... chief lighting technician
John Ryan .... electrician
Mark Sadler .... rigging electrician
Val Sklar .... camera loader
Brian Smith .... grip
John Taylor .... electrician
Kristopher Van Over .... second assistant camera
Patricia Van Over .... first assistant camera
Joseph F. Warren .... rigging technician
Dick Colean .... camera operator (uncredited)
Martin J. Layton .... camera operator (uncredited)
Max Pomerleau .... gaffer (uncredited)
Casting Department
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
Emily Schweber .... casting associate
Rich King .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gala Autumn .... costume supervisor
Robert Mata .... costumer
Rhona Meyers .... costume supervisor
Sharon Sampson .... costumer
Yvette Ammon .... costumer (uncredited)
Kristen Anacker .... costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Beth Jochem Besterveld .... first assistant editor
Jonathan Brayley .... assistant editor: lightworks
Edward Malone .... assistant film editor
Dennis McNeill .... color timer
Theresa Repola Mohammed .... negative cutter
Elizabeth Sherry .... lightworks assistant film editor
Michael Trent .... assistant film editor
Music Department
Jeff Atmajian .... orchestrator
Brad Dechter .... orchestrator
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor (as Sandy De Crescent)
Robert Elhai .... orchestrator
James Newton Howard .... orchestrator
Artie Kane .... conductor
Jo Ann Kane .... music preparation
Michael Mason .... music scoring coordinator
Shawn Murphy .... score mixer
Shawn Murphy .... score recordist
David Olson .... assistant music editor
Jim Weidman .... music editor
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
Dan Goldwasser .... soundtrack producer (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Pat Carman .... transportation coordinator
Hal Lary .... transportation captain
Other crew
Johnathan Aldrin .... production assistant
Kristin Birch .... assistant: Ms. Field
John Buche .... production assistant
Jeff Crandell .... assistant location manager (as Jeffrey Crandell)
Marie Elder .... assistant production auditor
Zack Estrin .... assistant: Mr. Levy
Dina Farnell .... assistant production office coordinator (as Dina Brendlinger)
Stuart Fink .... unit publicist
April Fitzsimmons .... production assistant
Jeff Fochtman .... production assistant
Monica Foster .... assistant: Mr. Sutherland
Katy Genovese .... payroll accountant
Megan Hickey .... production office secretary
Mark Benton Johnson .... assistant location manager (as Mark Johnson)
Christopher Kahn .... assistant: Mr. Levy
Ingrid Lantz .... assistant: Mr. Polaire
Ed Lippman .... assistant location manager (as Edgar Lippman)
James R. Maceo .... location manager
Judy Malinoski .... medic
Susan P. McCarthy .... production office coordinator
Nicole McVey .... production assistant
Don Miller .... production auditor
Belita Moreno .... drama coach: Ms. Kyle
Korey Scott Pollard .... production assistant (as Korey Pollard)
Keith Popely .... production assistant
Ana Maria Quintana .... script supervisor
Jeffery M. Renlie .... assistant rigging technician
Manny Rodriguez .... police technical advisor
Nina Saxon .... title designer
Candace Schermerhorn .... assistant: Mr. Schlesinger
Linda Stone .... studio teacher
Susie Thompson .... production assistant
Terry Trebilcock .... craft service
Michael Vorndran .... production assistant
David L. Wolfson .... assistant location manager (as David Wolfson)
Denise Blasor .... adr (uncredited)
Johnny Kim .... translator: Korean (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated R for language and disturbing violence which includes rape
101 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

'Jamie Lee Curtis' was originally cast as Karen McCann, but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts with House Arrest (1996). The lead female role was in the end cast with actress Sally Field.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: A crew member is reflected in Megan's bedroom mirror when Karen runs in to check on her.See more »
Robert Doob:[when leaving courtroom, to Karen] S-s-s-sorry.See more »
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33 out of 42 people found the following review useful.
Sometimes you just have to do things yourself, 29 November 2003
Author: Kristine ( from Chicago, Illinois

Karen is a mother who has just lost her daughter to a brutal rape by a man, Robert Doob. When the court lacks of evidence that he did it, he goes free. But Karen isn't done with him yet; she will do whatever she can in her power 'til there is justice for her daughter and another victim of his.

I loved "Eye for an Eye", it's a terrific movie that is very well acted. I know it kind of looks like a movie for Lifetime or U.S.A., but nevertheless it's a great movie that should really be given a chance. I cried during this movie, during the scene where Karen is on the phone with her daughter, Julie while she is being raped by Robert. All she can hear is her daughter's screams, cries for help, and her last scream. Nobody on the street will help this poor woman who is screaming for the police to get to her house. I just can't imagine that ever happening, when I saw this movie with my mom, she held me close and started crying as well. Nobody wants that feeling and Sally did a great job on showing the fear in her eyes and the total feeling of no hope or being helpless.

Yes, it's a little over done and dramatic, but it's very real and I felt that it captured what every person has felt they wanted: justice for victims. How do you live when a person you loved so much is murdered and the person that did it got off because they had bad parents? Or they had a bad incident or just feels insane for a few minutes? How crazy is it? I think that's what got me close to the film, though I have not had a close family member murdered, I think we can understand the pain and confusion these people go through in the movie. I loved Karen's line to Mack "Do you believe in the death penalty?", he says "For that guy, I do" referring to Robert and Karen looks at him and asks "Why? Because it's just or you want revenge?". Despite it being a trick question without a satisfying answer, I think we have all felt that way.

Keifer Sutherland, man! I love this guy, he is one my favorite actors, because he is a methodist and is not afraid of taking chances. He as Robert Doob, I didn't want to believe it was him because he is so brutally convincing as this vicious and evil character that will brutally rape women and young girls. That scene where he is with Karen's little daughter, Megan, in the playhouse, was so incredibly suspenseful and I couldn't breath. Keifer did do great, just too great that scarred me. Ed Harris did great as well as Mack, Karen's husband. He tries so hard to put the family back together after the shattering aftermath of Julie's death and wishes Karen would come back to herself with Megan.

"Eye for an Eye" is a great movie that should be given a chance. The rape scenes are very disturbing, I warn you. You might need a strong stomach, especially for the scene I described with Karen on the phone with her daughter. The ending is a little short and felt rushed, but I would always recommend this for a watch.


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