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The Face of Rage (1983)

Dianne Wiest is a rape victim, a schoolteacher and mother of two, who comes to grips with her fears and, at a crisis center, agrees to meet face-to-face with hardened rapists in an experimental therapy program.

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Donald Wrye
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Credited cast:
Raymond J. Barry
Graham Beckel ... Rich
Jeffrey DeMunn ... Jeff Hammil
George Dzundza ... Nick
Danny Glover ... Gary
John Glover
John Goodman ... Fred
Mat Hames ... Singer in Band
Melanie Haynes ... Mrs. Wilson
Richard Lapp Richard Lapp ... Minor Role
Nat Leakey Nat Leakey ... Piano player in band
Suzi McLaughlin Suzi McLaughlin
David Meece David Meece ... Josh Hammil
Mandi Miller Mandi Miller ... Lori Hammil
Keith Szarabajka ... Bill
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Dianne Wiest is a rape victim, a schoolteacher and mother of two, who comes to grips with her fears and, at a crisis center, agrees to meet face-to-face with hardened rapists in an experimental therapy program.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 March 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Det nakna ansiktet See more »

Filming Locations:

Dallas, Texas, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Hmmmmm.......
20 June 2003 | by chaplins_charlieSee all my reviews

By the reviews and all, this movie sounds like a great,

sure-not-to-miss type of movie. Well, at least that's what I thought. This movie is about a single mother(Dianne Wiest)who must come to terms after being raped in her own home while her two young children slept in the next room. Months later, she still hasn't recovered and still can't remember what the rapist looked like. She decides to go into a rape crisis program where other rape victims talk about their experiences. They all end up going to a state prison and talk face to face with real rapists on why they do what they do(sure, like they'd really let rape victims do that in the real world). Wiest did a great job but that was about it. Everyone in the movie talked too much and it dragged alot and you couldn't help but feel sorry for the director of this film, who should've done a better job involving such difficult subject matter. I give it one and a half stars out of five.


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