Laura Black has got it. She has got her master's in computer science and she has got that great job in Silicon Valley. Time to say 'bye bye' to mom and dad and to leave Virginia. Everything seems to be fine with one exception. That guy Richard Farley at her new job. If he would stop his attempts to date her. For weeks his psycho terror has been going on now. Laura decides not to let him win. She does not want to be his 'victim'. May be an official complaint about Farley would solve her problem?
Even the most innocent relationship can become a fatal attraction.
Did You Know?
This film's fictional "Kensitron" was based on the real-life ESL Incorporated of Sunnyvale in which Richard Farley, an employee of Kensitron, became infatuated by a female co-worker, Laura Black, and this developed into an obsession and eventual mass murder resulting in California's introduction of its first anti-stalking laws, very progressive for the time (1989-90). As of 2018, Farley is still on Death Row in San Quentin, and continued to write letters from prison to Laura herself, telling her that she had "finally won" and maintaining the notion that they were destined to be together. See more
When Laura's boyfriend gives her the gun he tells her to fire all nine shots into Richard and states that there wasn't a court in the world that would convict her if she shot him on her own property, this is not good advice. While states' law vary about protection of self and property, one can use only the necessary force to stop an intruder (which simply brandishing a weapon might accomplish). If Laura shot Richard nine times, this could be seen by the court as unnecessary and unreasonable force, and it would make a claim of self defense difficult. See more
It's gonna be real hard for us to have a relationship if you keep refusing to go out with me.
Rich, the only relationship that we're gonna have is a professional one in the office!