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I Can Make You Love Me (1993)

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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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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9 February 1993 (USA)  »

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I Can Make You Love Me: The Stalking of Laura Black  »

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In April 1988, two months after the ESL Incorporated Shootings, Richard Farley wrote to Chrysler Credit Corporation, "I'm in jail and will no longer be able to make payments. I would like the previous bank to know, its harassing letters and failure to allow me to purchase the car were contributing factors to the death of seven innocent people." It was signed, "Rich Farley, mass murderer," according to People V. Farley, one of his court cases going over the facts of his crimes once again. See more »

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After Laura's been shot she goes out into the hallway and leans her back against a mural on the wall - the cameraman is reflected in the glass of the mural. See more »

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Penny: [in a disciplinary hearing with Farley & a management official] I'm not sure you comprehend the seriousness of this matter.
Richard Farley: I don't think it's right for you or anyone else to control my private relationships.
Penny: Do you understand that sexual harassment is against the law? You could be fired!
Richard Farley: I've worked here for over 9 years. If I lost my job I'd have nothing to live for.
Penny: That's my point. We want you to stay.
Richard Farley: I have guns. I'd kill myself. I wouldn't be the only one. Others would go.
Penny: Rich, are you ...
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Stalking is a real sickness!
6 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

Richard Thomas was excellent playing a really sick individual. Brooke Shields was good and too gorgeous for words.

Just a word re: a previous reviewer saying she should have just gone out with him once and that she was a snob.. No, no, no...that just encourages stalkers and can actually make it worse. She did nothing wrong...she was the VICTIM!! It gets kind of blurred sometimes...(Sorry to sound preachy, but, I teach health and healthy relationships in HS and I try so hard to help the kids know the difference).

Anyway, good docudrama and can help give some insight into these potentially dangerous situations.


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