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Shame (1992)

A tough female lawyer on holiday ends up in a small Pacific Northwest town where she befriends a local teenage girl and tries to persuade her to to press charges against the young thugs who raped her.

Director:

Dan Lerner

Writers:

Beverley Blankenship (earlier screenplay) (as Beverly Blankenship), Michael Brindley (earlier screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amanda Donohoe ... Diana Cadell
Dean Stockwell ... Tim Curtis
Dan Gauthier ... Danny Fiske
Lee Garlington ... Tina Farrell
Larry Brandenburg ... Sheriff Wallace Cuddy
Fairuza Balk ... Lizzie Curtis
Scott Bellis ... Gary
Wyatt Orr Wyatt Orr ... Andrew Rudolph
Betty Phillips Betty Phillips ... Norma Curtis
Shelley Owens ... Lorna Rainey
Gabe Khouth ... Steve Hemingway
Frank C. Turner ... Bill Ross
Paula Shaw ... Mrs. Rudolph
Lochlyn Munro ... Dave Rainey
Doug Abrahams ... Frank Hemingway
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Storyline

In this remake of the 1987 Australian movie of the same name, Diana Cadell is a Los Angeles D.A. traveling through the U.S. Pacific Northwest on holiday when her motorcycle breaks down in a small Washington state logging town where she becomes involved in helping Lizzie Curtis, daughter of the local mechanic Tim Curtis, in pressing rape charges against the local gang who recently gang raped Lizzie and another girl. But the leader of the gang, Danny, as well as the local populous, become determined to keep the incident a secret and target Diana and the Curtis family to shut them up for good. Written by <pataygs@voicenet.com>

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R
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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 August 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A cidade da vergonha See more »

Filming Locations:

Canada See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Fairuza Balk's hair was dyed black for this film. With the exception of a few films, she's kept it this way since. See more »

Quotes

Danny Fiske: [to Lizzie] You having fun ruining my life?
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Connections

Followed by Shame II: The Secret (1995) See more »

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A strong heroine tries to save the day - but I'm still depressed.
25 May 2001 | by Jill-68See all my reviews

This is a remake of the Australian film of the same name. Having never seen the original, I cannot compare the two. I honestly don't think I could sit through this story again. It's not a bad film...it's just that it's so anger-provoking, and just plain depressing, I could barely get through this version. The good points: beautiful cinematography; fine performances by the two female stars, Amanda Donohoe and Fairuza Balk; a storyline that keeps one interested in the outcome; and an almost allegorical approach to the Stranger who rides into town to save it from the Bad Guys - with a twist - this Hero/Stranger is a female (and she's just as tough on her motorcycle as Clint Eastwood ever was on a horse).

The bad points: A depressing, mind-numbing soundtrack; dialogue that is unbelievable at times; and villains who are so incredibly mean, vile, hateful and ignorant, that you pray the earth will open up and swallow them whole. The most disturbing aspect of this film is the way it made me want to hit something or someone the entire time I watched it....all the characters are wound up tight, and this is a very violence-provoking story. The story consists of two 15 year old girls who are brutally gang-raped. No one gives a damn...not even their families. Instead, they are held up for ridicule and humiliation. The ending of this film was very unsatisfying, also. It made me want to go out and get a drink....a very strong drink. Maybe two.


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