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Betrayal (1978)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 13 November 1978
A woman accuses her psychiatrist for having forced her to maintain a sexual relationship with him as a therapy. The following examination of the case is very difficult for the police.

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Paul Wendkos
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Cast overview:
Lesley Ann Warren ... Julie Roy
Rip Torn ... Doctor Hartogs
Richard Masur ... Loren Plotkin
Ron Silver ... Bob Cohen
Bibi Besch ... Pat
John Hillerman ... Victor Slavin
Jane Marla Robbins Jane Marla Robbins ... Jane
Peggy Ann Garner ... Mrs. Carol Stockwood
Fred Sadoff ... Dr. Todson
Stephen Elliott Stephen Elliott ... Judge Allan Myers
Richard Karlan Richard Karlan ... Adam
Bob Delegall Bob Delegall ... Man in Bar
Richard Seff Richard Seff ... Dr. Van Hoving
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A woman accuses her psychiatrist for having forced her to maintain a sexual relationship with him as a therapy. The following examination of the case is very difficult for the police. Written by Volker Boehm

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The true story of a vulnerable woman who turns to a psychiatrist for help. Instead, he lures her into a sexual relationship!

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Drama

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Atrapada See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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good topic re: therapy and trust issues...
16 November 2011 | by MarieGabrielleSee all my reviews

A made for TV movie directed by Paul Wendkos, this film addresses some of the taboos, fallacies and urban legends of psychotherapy.

Unfortunately, it is not accurate in that the patient as victim is put under hypnosis, then gradually manipulated into undressing. It was based on a true story.

In reality these true crime stories are few and far between. Most esteemed psychoanalysts would never react this way, they have to follow a Canon of Ethics.

Performance-wise, Rip Torn is good here as lecherous doctor. Lesley-Ann Warren as vulnerable patient. Worth watching for fiction, not fact. 7/10.


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