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The Rape of Richard Beck (1985)

Seattle veteran cop Richard Beck becomes a sexual assault victim and must deal with the painful aftermath.

Director:

Karen Arthur

Writer:

James G. Hirsch
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Crenna ... Richard Beck
Meredith Baxter ... Barbara McKee (as Meredith Baxter Birney)
Pat Hingle ... Chappy Beck
Frances Lee McCain ... Caroline Beck
Cotter Smith ... Lt. Hugo
Joanna Kerns ... Anita Parrish
Mark Dickison Mark Dickison ... Eric Gibbs
Jason Bernard ... Sgt. Wally Rydell
George Dzundza ... Blastig
Nicholas Worth ... Ray
M.C. Gainey ... Sonny
Stanley Kamel ... Dr. Greenberg
James Goodwin Rice James Goodwin Rice ... Weatherspoon
Jonas Marlowe Jonas Marlowe ... Joey
Gregory Wagrowski Gregory Wagrowski ... Bozer
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Storyline

Cop Beck thinks rape victims "bring it upon themselves" to be raped but has a mind-changing experience when he himself is raped by a couple of white trash felons, one of whom actually says he's going to make him "squeal like pig". Written by Ringo

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He had to learn the truth - the hard way. See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

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Alternate titles for this TV-movie are "Broken Badge" and "Deadly Justice." See more »

Quotes

Sgt. Wally Rydell: Come on, Beck. Tell us the truth.
Richard Beck: It is the truth.
Sgt. Wally Rydell: You make me sick, Beck. You stink up the place. You and your safaris and all this cowboy crap. You got just what you deserved. You been asking for it.
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References Deliverance (1972) See more »

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A Disturbing Landmark TV-movie
12 July 2006 | by Isaac5855See all my reviews

This bold and thought-provoking TV movie centers on a bigoted and sexist police officer (the late Richard Crenna) who has always believed that rape victims "ask for it", but finds himself re-thinking his belief after he is sexually assaulted himself. This was definitely new territory where TV movies were concerned but it was done with care and taste. Crenna's gutsy performance won him an Emmy Award in a disturbing film that raised quite a few eyebrows. I was impressed with the filming of the actual assault scene. A scene that could have been cheap and exploitative was done with style without compromising the integrity of what was going on in the scene. A serious adult movie experience for those who like a component of challenge in their entertainment.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 May 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Violated See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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