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Silent Witness (1985)

The marriage of a young working-class woman is jeopardized when she witnesses her brother-in-law's participation in a gang rape of an intoxicated woman in a neighborhood bar.

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Michael Miller

Writer:

Conrad Bromberg
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Valerie Bertinelli ... Anna Dunne
John Savage ... Kevin Dunne
Chris Nash ... Michael Dunne
Melissa Leo ... Patti Mullen
Pat Corley ... Brad Huffman
Steven Williams ... Ted Gunning
Jacqueline Brookes ... Ma Dunne (as Jacqueline Brooks)
Alex McArthur ... Joey Caputo
Katie McCombs Katie McCombs ... Jean Dunne
Tom Signorelli Tom Signorelli ... Det. Pileggi
Billy Elmer Billy Elmer ... Karl Englehardt
Tom Badal Tom Badal ... Lou
Etta Cox Etta Cox ... Det. Johnson
Bob Cresse ... Dom (as Robert Cresse)
Dennis Harrington Dennis Harrington ... Judge Carlin
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Michael, son of a prestigious family, and his friends rape the young alcoholic Patty in a bar in front of lots of witnesses, but everyone looks away or leaves. The only usable witness the prosecutors find are Michael's brother Kevin and his wife Anna. Anna is set under severe pressure from both her husband's family and the prosecution before, and even more after, her decision to testify. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das perfekte Opfer See more »

Filming Locations:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Dilemma
12 March 2019 | by phd_travelSee all my reviews

A woman faces a dilemma. She and her husband witness her husbands brother and some guys rape a woman in a bar. At first she doesn't want to testify. The woman is an alcoholic and doesn't remember well. Will she testify against her brother in law?

Valerie Bertinelli is a sympathetic central character. Things are fairly watchable. Melissa Leo plays the rape victim.


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