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Stalking Laura (1993)

I Can Make You Love Me (original title)
A beautiful young computer technician starting off her career in Silicon Valley during the Eighties, is stalked and harassed by a nerdy, dangerous and mentally-unstable colleague with a twisted obsession.

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Michael Switzer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Thomas ... Richard Farley
Brooke Shields ... Laura Black
Viveka Davis ... Mary Ann
William Allen Young ... Chris
Richard Yniguez ... Lt. Grijalva
Scott Bryce ... Sam Waters
Linda Emond ... Penny
T. Max Graham T. Max Graham ... Captain Olson
Kevin Brief ... Lt. Mark Shagan
Tim Snay ... SWAT Lt. Bannister
Dick Mueller Dick Mueller ... Tom Black
Donna Thomason Donna Thomason ... Glenda Moritz
Mark McCarthy Mark McCarthy ... Wayne Williams
Merle Moores Merle Moores ... Donna Black
Caroline Vinciguerra Caroline Vinciguerra ... Sarah Black
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Storyline

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? Written by Oliver Heidelbach

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Even the most innocent relationship can become a fatal attraction.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Topeka, Kansas, USA

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

When Richard Farley (Richard Thomas) arrives heavily armed at the building where Laura Black (Brooke Shields) works, he notices his former colleague Lawrence Kane (John Durbin) approaching him and says, "Hi Larry". Larry replies, "You can't be serious", when he sees the guns that Richard is carrying and walks on. Then Richard calls, "Hey Larry. Cowboys and Indians". He then shoots Larry and from there his madness escalates. See more »

Goofs

When Richard exits the motor home and is about to enter the office building to go on his rampage, at least three crew members are reflected on the back of the car in the foreground. See more »

Quotes

Richard Farley: Where's my sandwich?
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Fortunately, the film doesn't waste time with any actual romance
12 August 2012 | by raisleygordonSee all my reviews

Richard Thomas gives a terrific performance in the kind of movie we've seen millions of times, even as true stories. You could call it "cat-and-mouse", but considering the words "cat" and "mouse", that term is probably putting it mildly, especially when you're referring to the last act of the film. It may be predictable, but the movie gets the job done and done effectively. And the killing spree isn't too violent to the point where it would lose any momentum or meaning. It's also amazing this guy actually never attempted to romance her anyway. If he isn't afraid to stalk her, then it's a wonder why he never does anything physical (other than shooting, that is) to her.


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