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The Ladies Club (1986)

A raped policewoman forms a vigilante group of various rape victims. They abduct and castrate men whom have committed repeated violations of women, and got away with it through legal technicalities.


Janet Greek (as A.K. Allen)


Casey Bishop (novel), Betty Black (novel) | 2 more credits »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Karen Austin ... Joan Taylor
Diana Scarwid ... Lucy Bricker
Christine Belford ... Dr. Constance Lewis
Bruce Davison ... Richard Harrison
Shera Danese ... Eva
Beverly Todd ... Georgiane
Marilyn Kagan ... Rosalie
Kit McDonough ... Carol
Arliss Howard ... Ed Bricker
Randee Heller ... Harriet
Paul Carafotes ... Eddie
Nicholas Worth ... Jack Dwyer
Scott Lincoln ... Pete Campanella
Largo Woodruff ... Terry
James Le Gros ... Jesse (as James LeGros)


Joan Taylor is a Los Angeles policewoman whom gets gang-raped by a trio of burglars in her own house. When the three rapists get caught, go to trial, and get away with through a legal technicality, Joan takes up going to womens support meetings where she forms an alliance with a resident doctor Constance Lewis whose daughter was raped and killed by a sex offender, as well as a few other rape victims, in which Joan takes charge of the group in leading them out to abduct and surgically castrate various men whom have committed rape and got away with it. But each of the ladies personal problems soon get in the way. Written by Anonymous

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When the ladies get together, the men come apart. See more »


Crime | Drama | Thriller


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[last lines]
Joan Taylor: [into a phone] Lucy? It's Joan. We have to talk. I've got a problem here.
Lucy Bricker: [voice] Is it that guy? Don't worry. I've already found another doctor...
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There are times when women DO need to take CHARGE...
1 June 2003 | by GypsybelleSee all my reviews

Actually, this film was ahead of its time...I was working in a video store when it came out on video. I don't think it ever went to the big screen. Although it is rather violent (with due intent), this is really a great film for women and by women. We are forever the victims of crimes such as rape. This film just goes to show that if women finally banded together and fought back, woe be to MEN who think that they can get away with violating us like that! It also shows what ramifications can happen with citizens try to take the law into their own hands. Yes they will get punished, but is it worth it? YES! The Ladies Club was definitely on a low budget, I think it could have been done much better, but it is still worth seeing. It is tragic but the viewer (if sympathetic) can feel vilified by the actions these women take. The initial rapists, in a few scenarios, are set free by our court system, as does happen in real life. For those men, they put out their own brand of 'justice' and it is justified. Too bad that it is now hard to find on video and never seen on TV in re-runs. Oh well.

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April 1986 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA


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