Beth Knowlton is an Arizona college student who aspires to be a photographer. Unbeknownst to Beth, she has caught the eye of Stephen Primes, a much older teacher at the college. Primes begins to insinuate himself into Beth's life and mistakenly believes they are forming a relationship. Soon, Beth is living in fear, never knowing what Primes will do next. Her mother, a judge, is helpless to protect her. Beth flees to another state, but Primes is relentless; a showdown is inevitable. Written by
When Liz Knowlton is watching the videotape of Stephen dancing with Beth at the photo store, Beth looks into the store video camera and says, "I'm going to get you." However, in the earlier scene when they are being videotaped dancing, she doesn't say this. See more »
I'm not sure why exactly this is my favorite made-for-TV, Lifetime-esquire movie ever, but it is. I remember watching it for the first time years ago and it always stuck with me. I think the reason that is has stuck with me is, and this is really corny, but I thought the women were very strong and realistic characters. While they seem to exhibit some questionable judgment towards the end, the entire movie I kept thinking how much I could relate to the characters' actions and feelings. I especially liked the advice the mother gave the daughter about boundaries, and I paraphrase: "You have to have boundaries. You have to draw lines and let people know where you stand." Also, the guy that plays the stalker is absolutely effective; he irritates me/creeps me out the moment he steps on screen. Overall, a pretty good film, you know, for TV.
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