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The Rape of Richard Beck (1985)

Seattle veteran cop Richard Beck becomes a sexual assault victim and must deal with the painful aftermath.

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Karen Arthur

Writer:

James G. Hirsch
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Crenna ... Richard Beck
Meredith Baxter ... Barbara McKee (as Meredith Baxter Birney)
Pat Hingle ... Chappy Beck
Frances Lee McCain ... Caroline Beck
Cotter Smith ... Lt. Hugo
Joanna Kerns ... Anita Parrish
Mark Dickison Mark Dickison ... Eric Gibbs
Jason Bernard ... Sgt. Wally Rydell
George Dzundza ... Blastig
Nicholas Worth ... Ray
M.C. Gainey ... Sonny
Stanley Kamel ... Dr. Greenberg
James Goodwin Rice James Goodwin Rice ... Weatherspoon
Jonas Marlowe Jonas Marlowe ... Joey
Gregory Wagrowski Gregory Wagrowski ... Bozer
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Cop Beck thinks rape victims "bring it upon themselves" to be raped but has a mind-changing experience when he himself is raped by a couple of white trash felons, one of whom actually says he's going to make him "squeal like pig". Written by Ringo

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Sometimes you have to break the rules. See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 May 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Violated See more »

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Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Richard Beck: [to Beck] What do you think, that I came down here alone? I've got a whole backup.
Ray: Oh, yeah? Well I don't see any, I think you're all by yourself here. Sonny, you ever hunted pig before? They squeal when you stab them. You wanna go first? Then, it'll be my turn.
[to Beck]
Ray: Sonny's old lady walked out on him last month, you know. He's really not a bad guy. He's just lonely. You're gonna love it. Hell, it's better than dying, ain't it?
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References Deliverance (1972) See more »

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I saw this made-for-TV shocker in my high school health class and it really freaked me out.
6 December 2005 | by WoodyandersSee all my reviews

I first saw this truly startling mid-80's made-for-TV favorite in health class when I was in 17 in high school. It truly unnerved the hell out of me. The teacher would occasionally stop the film and make all the students discuss what they just saw with utmost seriousness. It's an experience I'll always treasure as a truly special and unique adolescent memory. Richard Crenna deservedly won an Emmy for his exceptionally brave performance. Nicholas Worth and M.C. Gainey are positively terrifying as the two brutish homosexual hooligans who sodomize Crenna. The single most scary moment occurs when Worth holds a knife to Crenna's throat and venomously snarls to Gainey,"You ever go pig-hunting Sonny -- they squeal when ya stab 'em!" Yikes! This was pretty heavy and hard-sitting stuff for me to take at the time. It still upsets me today and rates highly as my second all-time favorite 80's TV movie right after the equally awesome "Fallen Angel."


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