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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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Allan Kroeker

Writer:

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 ... 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 ... 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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When this aired Rena Sofer and Real Andrews were cast members on the daytime soap General Hospital (1963). See more »

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Stupid and wasteful
10 June 2019 | by Max6640See all my reviews

While sexual harrassment is more than just a grey area that should be scrutinised more, this movie chose purposefully to show what a crazy stupid woman Kerry Ellison was. She hyped up everything and this is why you can never solely rely on what is reasonable. This was not a reasonable woman. She was hysterical and an irritant. The laws should match both how the male acts (yes men can be disgusting and damn right gross) bit also match how women in this age act too.

The guy harrasing was plainly creepy, but never once threatened violence or anything. More like, bad damn judgement. Women have ruined the "romance" in life. No longer can men chase a woman like they used too. No longer can men write notes to women to show they are interested, no longer can men "eye up" a female for fear of criminalisation.

The dumb thing is, the only people who will suffer are women. Men can grow old and still get married, have kids and still be found attractive with age.

No one finds old women attractive, no one wants to have kids with a woman who is past 40 and NO ONE wants an old dog hanging off their arm when there are young and more youthful females around. A man can always retain the affections of women into his 60's and still father children. That is NOT the same for women.

So now, men can't chase the girl anymore. Well that's fine. We will sit back and let them come to us, because they always will. Yet the woman, as they say, her clock is ticking and yet no one will dare come a calling. We don't want our intentions misread by all those crazy women. Ha...joke is on you Kerry Ellison.


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