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Stalking Laura (1993)

I Can Make You Love Me (original title)
A beautiful young computer technician starting off her career in Silicon Valley during the Eighties, is stalked and harassed by a nerdy, dangerous and mentally-unstable colleague with a twisted obsession.

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Michael Switzer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Thomas ... Richard Farley
Brooke Shields ... Laura Black
Viveka Davis ... Mary Ann
William Allen Young ... Chris
Richard Yniguez ... Lt. Grijalva
Scott Bryce ... Sam Waters
Linda Emond ... Penny
T. Max Graham T. Max Graham ... Captain Olson
Kevin Brief ... Lt. Mark Shagan
Tim Snay ... SWAT Lt. Bannister
Dick Mueller Dick Mueller ... Tom Black
Donna Thomason Donna Thomason ... Glenda Moritz
Mark McCarthy Mark McCarthy ... Wayne Williams
Merle Moores Merle Moores ... Donna Black
Caroline Vinciguerra Caroline Vinciguerra ... Sarah Black
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Storyline

Laura Black has got it. She has got her master's in computer science and she has got that great job in Silicon Valley. Time to say 'bye bye' to mom and dad and to leave Virginia. Everything seems to be fine with one exception. That guy Richard Farley at her new job. If he would stop his attempts to date her. For weeks his psycho terror has been going on now. Laura decides not to let him win. She does not want to be his 'victim'. May be an official complaint about Farley would solve her problem? Written by Oliver Heidelbach

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Even the most innocent relationship can become a fatal attraction.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stalking Laura See more »

Filming Locations:

Topeka, Kansas, USA

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Mono

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This film's fictional "Kensitron" was based on the real-life ESL Incorporated of Sunnyvale in which Richard Farley, an employee of Kensitron, became infatuated by a female co-worker, Laura Black, and this developed into an obsession and eventual mass murder resulting in California's introduction of its first anti-stalking laws, very progressive for the time (1989-90). As of 2018, Farley is still on Death Row in San Quentin, and continued to write letters from prison to Laura herself, telling her that she had "finally won" and maintaining the notion that they were destined to be together. See more »

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After Laura's been shot she goes out into the hallway and leans her back against a mural on the wall - the cameraman is reflected in the glass of the mural. See more »

Quotes

Laura Black: What is it? How far are you going to push this? What do you want? You want to kill me? You want to rape me?
Richard Farley: You and I were meant for each other, Laura.
Laura Black: Why me? Just tell me, why me?
Richard Farley: All I know is, you and I were meant to be together, forever.
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Even creepier because it's based on truth.....
5 April 2004 | by aeh4543See all my reviews

This movie was very creepy to me because this kind of thing happens every day.

What I can never understand, though, is why people don't notify law enforcement when things start to get out of hand (one has to be careful with employers, as they're quite often "good-old-boy networks" only concerned about protecting their own, as well as covering their own behinds). If I were the personnel director and I heard comments like he was making, I would have notified the police as soon as he left! However, this film was made in 1993, before workplace and school shootings became fairly commonplace.....

That withstanding, I've never been a victim of stalking, but you can bet that I would also never let things get as far as they tend to do with many people (maybe it's the way I was raised, or because I have a pretty good self-esteem, who knows).

Nevertheless, I find these types of films much more captivating and closer to home than the usual stuff out there.

It's too bad that there are such people in this world.......


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