An abused battered wife has had enough of husband beating up on her. Everywhere she turns for help, there's not much anyone will do. After he rapes her one night, she sets the bed on fire with him in it asleep.
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Robert Allan Ackerman
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
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 »
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 »
[Pat is taking Joe out of the fireplace and helping him into a chair]
Pat, I'd be careful.
God bless you.
[Pat applies a washcloth and water to Joe's eye]
Oh, God... is it bad?
Am I going to go blind?
I don't know.
I don't know!
[begging and obviously frightened]
Please take me to a hospital.
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I remember catching this movie on TV a few times and it always was an extreme experience for me. Here, a vulnerable woman named Marjorie (Farah Fawcett) who falls victim to an attempted rape by Joe (James Russo) escapes and turns the tables on him, caging the criminal in her fireplace.
Seeing Joe abuse Marjorie left and right was difficult to watch, but it was thrilling to see Marjorie give her attacker a taste of his own medicine. It is also pretty suspenseful to see what will her and her two roommates, Patricia (Alfre Woodard) and Terry (Diana Scarwid), do to the confined attacker after the incident. A majority of the film takes place in the house and you get to know a little bit of background on all three women and how the course of the film's events affect them. The plot does drag after all the action but the generating suspense does keep the movie a somewhat intriguing experience.
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