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A Mother's Justice (1991)

After Debbie is blindfolded and raped at a bus stop one night, her mother, Lila, is horrified and determined to catch the perpetrator in action and comes up with a plot to have him arrested.

Director:

Noel Nosseck

Writer:

James S. Henerson (as James Henerson)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Meredith Baxter ... Lila
G.W. Bailey ... Joe Comminger
Carrie Hamilton ... Debbie
Blu Mankuma ... Det. Roy Bogardus
Ken Foree ... Warren Thurlow
Madlyn Rhue ... Lois Greenfield
Yorgo Constantine ... Danny Pryne
Ken Pogue ... Lt. Keogh
Sheila Moore ... Dr. Friedhofer
J.B. Bivens ... Schreiber
Lillian Carlson ... Woman Passenger
Frank Ferrucci ... First Officer
Deryl Hayes ... Second Officer
Kelli Fox ... Suzie
Dave 'Squatch' Ward ... Emmett
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A young girl named Debbie is attacked by a bus stop one evening as she waits for a bus by a man blindfolds her and rapes her. Her mother, Lila, is consumed with guilt and determination to catch the rapist, to when it is discovered he may well be the attacker of over sixty women in the same place. Convinced the police aren't doing anything to catch him, Lila sets herself up as a decoy in the place where he usually strikes. Written by prettybaby203

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A lányom nevében See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Insomniac's guide to TV
12 December 2001 | by andertonmarkSee all my reviews

I could not sleep, and Channel 5 UK decided to screen this film last night... It is a film about a serial rapist that the police could not catch, so the mother of one of the victims decides to catch him herself. The issue is a serious one. I think that Warren Thurlow may actually be a real person, and the film certainly had the feel of a true story type drama. The rapes themselves, and the horror of the experience are not shown in any graphic detail, which although a sensitive handling of a very emotive issue, has the downside of failing to really involve the viewer in the story. In this respect, "The Accused" is the best film to date of the genre. I would have liked to have seen more emphasis placed on the police and their shortcomings in failing to apprehend the suspect. The story is told instead, around the perspective of the victim's family, and the lack of information they have about what the police are actually doing is translated quite well. I would like to have seen more on people's motives and the underlying psychology, from the rapist through the family and the victims, but this is a documentary of facts, not of the issues themselves. For that reason, I feel that it does not have enough of an impact to classify it as anything more than another film on late night TV. It should not be instantly forgettable, but it is.


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