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Extremities (1986)

A woman takes revenge on the man who invades her home and tries to rape her.

Director:

Robert M. Young

Writers:

William Mastrosimone (screenplay), William Mastrosimone (play)
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Farrah Fawcett ... Marjorie
James Russo ... Joe
Alfre Woodard ... Patricia
Diana Scarwid ... Terry
Sandy Martin ... Officer Sudow
Eddie Velez ... Officer #1
Tom Everett ... Officer #2
Donna Lynn Leavy ... Woman on Phone (voice)
Enid Kent ... Mother at Police Station
Michael Hennessy Michael Hennessy ... Pizza Man
Danika Hendrickson Danika Hendrickson ... Joe's Daughter
Clare Wren ... Racquetball Player
James Avery ... Security Guard
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Storyline

An intended rape victim manages to escape from her attacker but leaves her purse behind. Worried that he may visit her house and finish what he has started, she contacts the police but they are unable to help, saying that she has no proof. "If he calls, let us know and we'll send a man round!" A fat load of good that would be. Her worst fears are realised when, alone one day in the house, her attacker visits and attempts again to rape her. Circumstances allow her not only to resist the attack but to turn the tables and lock him away. And that is where her dilemma really starts. Does she release him and risk another attack? Does she go to the police and risk being called a liar? Or does she kill him - and become as low as him? Written by Rhino <rhino@blueyonder.co.uk>

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What she did to survive is nothing compared to what she'll do to get even. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Interviews with Farrah stated that during filming they really slapped each other just like they did on stage for realness. Also in the stage production they had to have guards on hand because the violence would be so real they would try to jump up on stage and help Farrah. See more »

Goofs

Just after Marjorie attacks Joe, she splashes boiling water in his face from a whistling tea kettle on the stove. When she and Joe were just in the kitchen a two scenes before, she never filled the kettle or put in on a burner. It sat to the side, empty. See more »

Quotes

Joe: [after his fake story about him and Marjorie to her roommates] Jesus, I'm so sorry that this thing happened today. And I forgive you, Marjorie.
Marjorie: [Marjorie flies into a rage and attacks Joe, seeing the sheath for his knife] What is this? What is this?
Joe: [Pat recoils in horror as Marjorie holds it up to his face] I use it for work. I cut open boxes in the warehouse.
Marjorie: [menacingly] Cut boxes, huh?
[holds it closer to Joe's face]
Marjorie: Cuts them good, huh? It's the kind of knife they use to gut a deer.
[...]
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Connections

Referenced in Videoclub (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Taia's Song
Written and Performed by David Kitay
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Another good message film, with Fawcett excelling...
8 April 2009 | by MarieGabrielleSee all my reviews

Kudos to Fawcett to taking on roles that, at the time were considered controversial. To my recollection, rape was still a taboo subject in the 1980's, and women's rights and emotions were rarely so deeply examined during that time.

Fawcett is simply a woman who is followed, then stalked by actor James Russo. He is adequate as the obsessed psychopath, but at times a bit transparent.

Diana Scarwid has a bit role, as does Alfre Woodard as the house mate. Woodard worries about the legal consequences when Fawcett, the rape victim, takes revenge on the culprit. The scene where she throws a frying pan of hot oil at Russo is classic, and as the rapist he deserves it. She then keeps him in bondage, and the consequences must be faced.

A very real story reflecting the emotions and rage of rape victims who have been violated, physically, and mentally. Highly recommended. 8/10.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Acorralada See more »

Filming Locations:

Binghamton, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,429,075, 24 August 1986

Gross USA:

$13,418,091

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,418,091
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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