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Hostile Advances: The Kerry Ellison Story (1996)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 27 May 1996
Kerry Ellison is sexually harassed at work. No matter how much she complains, the problem, Jack Gilcrest, is unstoppable. Kerry's only left option is court. Will she win?

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Layce Gardner
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rena Sofer ... Kerry Ellison
Victor Garber ... Jack Gilcrest
Maria Ricossa ... Liz
Réal Andrews ... Joey Westley
Sean McCann Sean McCann ... Mr. Ellison
Patricia Gage ... Mrs. Ellison
David Nerman ... Sam
Karen Allen ... Margaret
Don Francks ... Marty
Karl Pruner Karl Pruner ... Alex (as Karl Purner)
Richard Fitzpatrick Richard Fitzpatrick ... Hastings
Sherry Miller ... Jean
Bernard Behrens ... Judge Gaffney
Lynne Cormack Lynne Cormack ... Pam
Leon Pownall Leon Pownall ... Dr. Webster
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Kerry Ellison has a good job at an office and she is happy. All goes well, until Jack Gilcrest starts having an interest in her. He starts following her, writing her sexually tense notes. Kerry makes it clear multiple times that she is not interested in him. Jack continues approaching her nonetheless. The problem seems solved when Jack gets transferred to another department. But he manages to return and threatens Kerry so much, she is getting anxiety attacks. There's no one who can help her, even a complaint at the labor union falls on deaf ears. Ellison's only option is to go to court and charge her office, a decision that will surely cost her job. Written by Arnoud Tiele (zelva@tiele.nl)

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Taglines:

Beauty. Success. Freedom. She Had it All. Until a Stalker Took It All Away,

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Certificate:

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 May 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bedrohliche Leidenschaft See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A well-worn path worth travelling again
6 February 2001 | by Castor-11See all my reviews

I'm on a roll...for the second night in succession I've seen a film worth talking about, again, on the Women's Television Network.

This time, it's the same old same old - yet another story of sexual harassment - this time, in the workplace. It's very well done, and I'm sure it's basically true from the viewpoint of the female victim, the original Kerry Ellison herself.

What's changed this time, is the eye of the beholder. In the past, in my male prime and feisty if I've watched movies about sexual harrassment at all, I wondered what all the fuss was about. What the women would call "harassment",looked to me like acceptable male flirting. Surely the best compliment I could pay a woman, was to have a great guy like me let her know how attractive she was to me, by means of commenting on her looks, her love life, and her obvious affinity with me?

This movie puts down such "flirting" as scary, driving the woman in question, into nightmares, out of her job, and, ultimately, to a lawsuit. It's a story that's been told many times lately, as more and more women emerge from their fear of being labelled hysterical, over-imaginative, and above all concern that the MAN would suffer e.g. loss of his wife/job/reputation if HER truth be told...that is, truth distinct from his, which is, of course, that it was all good clean sexual interplay between equals, namely "flirting"

But, this movie avers, it is not between equals, if one participant is bigger,stronger, more influential, and has a louder voice(all of which means that it is, still, a man's world, after all) -then it becomes sexual bullying.

This movie, though entertaining and interesting in itself, does not bring much that is new to the discussion...it's that I, myself, have changed, at 70 have become vulnerable, like any woman - every other male is so much bigger, stronger, influential, and has a louder voice than I, and I find it...intimidating. I am far more sympathetic to complaints of sexual harassment than once I was. Finding myself wondering how the lead male in the movie, deeming himself so romantic, could come off looking so dumb and boorish. But for the grace of God...oops! Been there, done that!


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