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Eye for an Eye (1996)

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When the courts fail to keep behind bars the man who raped and murdered her daughter, a woman seeks her own form of justice.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Karen McCann
... Mack McCann
... Julie McCann
... Megan McCann
... Robert Doob
... Det. Sgt. Denillo
... Dolly Green
Darrell Larson ... Peter Green
... Angel Kosinsky
... Sidney Hughes
... Martin
Wanda Acuna ... Hispanic Housewife
... Hispanic Housewife's Husband
... Judge Arthur Younger
... Susan Juke (as Natalia Nogulich)
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Storyline

Karen McCann's eldest daughter is raped and murdered whilst on the phone with her. When the case against Robert Doob, the perpetrator, is dismissed because of a technicality, she starts following him and sees how he checks out his next victim, a woman he delivers groceries to. She tells the police, but is only warned she must stop following Doob. When she tries to warn the woman, she is shooed out of the house. Doob, having found out that Karen is following him, threatens to do something to her youngest daughter. She then seeks help from a group of vigilantes connected to a support group, in order to shoot Doob. However, a friend from the support group turns out to be an FBI agent investigating the very vigilante activity Karen is involved in and warns her that she will go to jail for the rest of her life unless it is self-defense. In the meantime, tension grows between Karen and her husband Mack, because he finds out she has secretly been taking self-defense classes and has been ... Written by gerd86

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What do you do when justice fails? See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for language and disturbing violence which includes rape | See all certifications »

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12 January 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ojo por ojo  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,968,044, 14 January 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$26,792,700

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$53,192,700
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The source "Eye For An Eye" (1993) book by Erika Holzer was the second novel written by her with the first having been "Double Crossing" (1983) which had been first published around a decade earlier. See more »

Goofs

In the scene right before Karen screams about the pillow being washed, the little girl and her father are sitting at the table eating breakfast. The little girl tells her father that she doesn't like bananas. You can clearly tell that the little girl messed up and said something else causing her to laugh and break out of character. See more »

Quotes

Robert Doob: Like I said... nothing personal.
Karen McCann: It's VERY personal.
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Connections

Referenced in Frasier: High Crane Drifter (1996) See more »

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Concerto For Clarinet And Orchestra In A Major
By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Vienna Mozart Academy
Courtesy of Naxos of America
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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Make sure you have a Strong Stomach for this rape scene.
1 October 2007 | by See all my reviews

This movie has been reviewed into overkill by many others on this board, so I will spare you another home-viewer's two thumbs down. However I would like to state that I am EXTREMELY surprised that no one has commented about the actual rape scene itself. I can remember watching this as a kid on Lifetime, and years later still remembering that scene to a chilling degree. In most cases for rape scenes, (at least the ones aired on television) they only get from the waist up in the shot. In this particular scene, the camera is aimed straight ahead at the rapist in a sitting position on the floor with the young girl laying out in front of him. Although there is no nudity involved, the scene is VERY graphic in nature. I don't know how in the world they got that girl to play out the scene so well, but I could actually feel her pain, as depicted in her face and screaming from being ripped apart. It was enough make me sick my stomach then as a child, and now as an adult.


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