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Silencing Mary (1998)

A college reporter uncovers secrets about campus crime after her roommate is raped by the school's star athlete.

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... Mary Stuartson
... David MacPherson
Lisa Dean Ryan ... Holly Sherman
... Lawrence Dixon
... Professor Thiel
... Clay Roberts
... Billy
... Brubaker
... Gardner
... Augie (as Colin Laurence)
... Jefferson
... Helen Stuartson
... Jesse
... Tom Stuartson
... Boswell
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History exam questions are stolen from Cornwall University's history professor's home by Falcons football players, who nearly escape campus police. Campus paper reporter Mary keeps pushing the case. Soon after, her friend Holly Sherman gets drunk and claims to be raped at that party by star player Clay Roberts. But then retracts the accusation realizing she probably gave the wrong signals. Mary pushes even harder, even after the college finds no proof, no case, ignoring Clay's denial and turning blindly on the whole team, even the supporters. So it gets personal on both sides. Written by KGF Vissers

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Silencing Mary Is Very True To Life
10 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

In my work with the only nationwide non-profit organization, Security On Campus, Inc. dedicated exclusively to the issue of college campus crime prevention and student awareness I see all too often the type of campus violence and `cover-up' through secret campus courts portrayed in the movie `Silencing Mary.' In fact we receive numerous calls and requests for information every month from campus reporters such as `Mary' who are facing similar situations.

Its depiction of a campus rape and the subsequent crusade by `Mary,' the victim's roommate and a student journalist played exceedingly well by Melissa Joan Hart, for justice was very well done and accurately researched.

This was the first television movie that I have ever seen that I felt truly reflected and encompassed all of the various complex issues associated with how rape and other violent crimes are dealt with on our nation's college and university campuses. Although it would not be possible to address all of these issues in depth in 2 hours, this movie comes closer than any others I've seen.


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