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I Accuse (2003)

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A chilling tale based on a real event in which a doctor stepped out of line and sexually assaulted a patient when drugged.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Kimberly Jantzen
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Dr. Richard Darian
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Det. Murray
Brad Grass ...
Det. Lambeau
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Heather
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Billy
Daniel MacDonald ...
Principal (as Daniel Macdonald)
Velvette Neumann ...
Carole Darian
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Girlfriend (as Megan Gabruch)
Chris Scott ...
Denise
Madison Dewalt ...
Lizi Jantzen
Ron Anderson ...
Kimberly's Dad (as R. James Anderson)
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Eddie
Tim Henry ...
Officer Rod Kresgy
Lindi Lee ...
Nola
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Living in the small farming community of Rickerby, twenty-four year old Kimberly Jantzen is a single mother working as a gas station pump jockey while she works her way through nursing school to eke out a better life for herself and her daughter, Lizi. In some circles, she is considered white trash. One night after a few drinks at the local pub, she gets into a physical altercation with Billy, her now ex-boyfriend, their fight and break-up because she caught him cheating on her. At the hospital emergency room to deal with a serious cut to her hand the result of the fight, she is treated by her family physician, Dr. Richard Darian, one of the wealthiest and most respected people in town. However, under heavy sedation which Dr. Darian warns her that she may have hallucinations and/or amnesia, Kimberly is certain that Dr. Darian raped her, she unable to fight him off in her drugged state. Believing she will get no justice going through Rickerby's police, she files charges against Dr. ... Written by Huggo

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You Can Alter The Evidence, But Not The Truth.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for images of a sexual assault and brief language | See all certifications »
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13 September 2005 (USA)  »

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Based on the real life Dr. John Schneeberger, a Canadian doctor convicted of using drugs to rape two patients. See more »

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When Estella is chasing Billy in her truck, the close up shots show the transmission lever is in the "park" position. See more »

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[first lines]
Dr. Richard Darian: Kimberly? Kimberly...
Kimberly Jansen: [wakes suddenly]
Dr. Richard Darian: How's the world today? Kimberly? Ah, of course, the sedative. Some people experience quite a reaction. Let me guess: dreams? The drug is known to cause hallucinations. Nothing long term. You'll be fine this afternoon.
Kimberly Jansen: [fending off]
Dr. Richard Darian: Try being good to yourself for a change, won't you?
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A Woman of courage
1 March 2005 | by (Woodbridge Twp NJ) – See all my reviews

This made for TV movie is perhaps one of the best factual accounts that I have watched in a while.

The story of a single mother brilliantly played by the beautiful Estella Warren is one of those film that won't let you look away for a second. You cant keep you eyes off the screen. Yes I did find it that good.

The plot consists of a single mother ( Warren) who after a quarrel that turns physical with her boyfriend, goes to the local emergency room for treatment. The doctor on duty.played quite well by John Hannah sedates her (Warren) and rapes her. she goes to the police who initially doubt her story . Doctor Darian (Hannah) is something of a local "darling" and almost the entire town sides with him and against the victim. (Warren). The Doctor uses his good relations with the local authorities to defame his victim, and uses extreme measures to elude prosecution.

Forced to relocate she then embarks on a crusade to prove that she was in fact raped by the Doctor. Needless to say the Doctor continues with rather creative ways to pass DNA tests. Not getting justice from the authorities she goes and hires a private investigator to get her due justice.

I will not divulge further details since many readers have not seen this film.

The courage and perseverance of this woman, in seeking justice is truly inspirational.

This is a true story that to the dis-credit of many societies happens quite often. Something we all need to fight for change. .


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