Based on the Jack Ketchum novel of the same name, The Girl Next Door follows the unspeakable torture and abuses committed on a teenage girl in the care of her aunt...and the boys who witness and fail to report the crime.
At a fast food restaurant, the manager, Sandra, is having a bad day. Suddenly, she gets a phone call from a man claiming to be a police officer who has a complaint that one of her young female employees has stolen from a customer. At the orders of this authoritative sounding stranger, Sandra takes the apparent accused, Becky, to a back room to search her before she is picked up. Once there, the phone scammer manipulates the gullible personnel into participating in Becky's sexual humiliation that grows more twisted with every new sucker on the phone. Only when one final person has the conscience to revolt do they realize the crime they were tricked into, which the real police are hard pressed to solve.Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (email@example.com)
In an episode of Law and Order: SVU (1999-), Robin Williams played a character based on the same true events. In addition, Dreama Walker (Becky) also guest starred in the series, albeit in a different episode. See more »
When the police are collecting computer surveillance footage as evidence from the restaurant's computers, a policeman takes out a CD/DVD reader claiming it has all the backups for all the systems. He should be taking the computer's hard-drives as evidence. See more »
That man's asking me to do things that ain't right. He's asking me to take her apron off and look at her... It ain't right. And it ain't policemanly.
See more »
A testament to the failure of education in America
This movie is simply unbearable to watch. Yes, it is well made and has great acting. But whats infuriating is that it highlights how truly stupid and uneducated most Americans are. Yes, I understand given the notion of authority, people will listen to what they are told, but these people act like they have never heard of due process of law, innocent until proved guilty, asking for an attorney to be present or even asking for a policeman's badge number when he demands strange things. Only at a fast food restaurant, staffed by the most uneducated idiots could something like this occur. Or rather, I would like to think so. It seems as if the caller banks of what the people may have seen in TV shows to get them to follow his orders, but likewise, wouldn't TV at least remind people that officers don't strip search and spank people over like 40 missing dollars? The moral of the story is to stay in school and know your rights. Or you might wind up like these morons someday.
193 of 268 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this