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When He's Not a Stranger (1989)

At a California university, Lyn goes to meet her best friend Melanie in the dorm room of Melanie's boyfriend Ron, a football star. When Lyn arrives, Melanie is not there. Ron forces himself... See full summary »

Director:

John Gray

Writers:

Josephine Cummings (story), Richard Yalem (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Annabeth Gish ... Lyn McKenna
John Terlesky ... Ron Cooper
Kevin Dillon ... Rick
Kim Myers ... Melaine Fairchild
Annabella Price Annabella Price ... D.A. Barbara Rumson
John M. Jackson ... Woodward University Coach (as John Jackson)
Stephen Elliott Stephen Elliott ... Attorney Foster
Janet Carroll ... Counselor
Allan Arbus ... Judge Thomas J. Gray
Jordan Charney ... Chancellor Hammond
Micole Mercurio ... Emily McKenna
Paul Dooley ... Ben McKenna
Michael Oscar Michael Oscar ... Doug
John Lacy ... Football Player #1
Johnny Judkins Johnny Judkins ... Football Player #2
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Storyline

At a California university, Lyn goes to meet her best friend Melanie in the dorm room of Melanie's boyfriend Ron, a football star. When Lyn arrives, Melanie is not there. Ron forces himself on Lyn. When she resists, Ron throws her on the bed and rapes her. Lyn initially tries to forget about it, but when she does decide to pursue a university hearing, the pressure of Melanie, Ron, and the school is brought to bear... Written by David Woodfield

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One out of three women are sexually assualted at some time in their life See more »

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 November 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Someone You Know See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Originally scheduled to air on October 17, 1989, but preempted due to television coverage of the Northern California earthquake. See more »

Quotes

Lyn McKenna: *Look* - you're not finished with me, you bastard! You can't get away with this - I'm not gonna let you get away with this. I'm gonna make you pay!
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Connections

References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Walk Like an Egyptian
Written by Liam Sternberg
Performed by The Bangles
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a glimpse into the real treatment of rape victims
4 March 2002 | by matahari1968See all my reviews

This film provides us with a glimpse into how rape victims are really treated. This film is an illustration of what goes on behind the scenes, and how it is the victim that is really put on trial not the guilty. When a sports star commits a crime, he is held above reproach, and those who would dare to "tarnish" their good name are treated like villains instead of the victims they truly are. Schools should keep in mind that it would be far more beneficial for the guilty to be prosecuted than to cover up the crime and risk discovery of the truth and face a litany of legal action.


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