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Extremities (1986)

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

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Joe
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Officer Sudow
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Mother at Police Station
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Pizza Man
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Joe's Daughter
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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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When Fear Made Her a Victim, She Turned Fear Into a Weapon See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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22 August 1986 (USA)  »

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Acorralada  »

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$13,418,091
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James Russo (Joe) and Farrah Fawcett (Marjorie) played their respective roles in the off-Broadway production prior to the film. See more »

Goofs

When Marjorie (Farrah Fawcett) makes her rush for the bathroom and locks herself in, her face is a mess, she has been crying and her face is soaking wet and make-up streaked, but as soon as she locks the bathroom doors and turns around, her face is dry with clean make-up. See more »

Quotes

Terry: [Pat is taking Joe out of the fireplace and helping him into a chair] Pat, I'd be careful.
Joe: [grateful] God bless you.
Joe: [Pat applies a washcloth and water to Joe's eye] Oh, God... is it bad?
Joe: [Pat nods] Am I going to go blind?
Patricia: I don't know.
Joe: What?
Patricia: I don't know!
Joe: [begging and obviously frightened] Please take me to a hospital.
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Referenced in Remote Control (1988) See more »

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Stand Up to the Night
Performed by Bonnie Raitt
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Woman's revenge
8 January 2010 | by See all my reviews

Marjorie, a young woman who works in a museum and lives with two female roommates, Pat and Terry.One night she gets in her car and is attacked by masked man with a knife.His plan is to rape her, but she manages to escape.The man has her purse.The police can't help her, since the actual rape didn't happen.Then one day, when Marjorie's roommates are at work, her assailant comes there.His name is Joe.A long battle begins against this man.But then she manages to spray his eyes and mouth with insect repellent, stuff that will kill him if he won't get help soon.She ties him up and makes Joe the subject of the same kind of physical and mental assaults he used on her earlier.The Extremities (1986) is directed by Robert M. Young.It's based on the controversial off-Broadway play from 1982 by William Mastrosimone.Farrah Fawcett, who sadly lost her battle with cancer last year, is terrific as Marjorie.James Russo, who played the attacker also in the play, is convincing as Joe.Alfre Woodard and Diana Scarwid are great as Pat and Terry.James Avery is seen as Security Guard.She got a Golden Globe nomination.This is not a movie that is supposed to entertain you.It asks a question is revenge justified.This is not a perfect movie, but I recommend it.


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