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Silent Witness (1985)

The marriage of a young working-class woman is jeopardized when she witnesses her brother-in-law's participation in a gang rape of an intoxicated woman in a neighborhood bar.

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Michael Miller

Writer:

Conrad Bromberg
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Valerie Bertinelli ... Anna Dunne
John Savage ... Kevin Dunne
Chris Nash ... Michael Dunne
Melissa Leo ... Patti Mullen
Pat Corley ... Brad Huffman
Steven Williams ... Ted Gunning
Jacqueline Brookes ... Ma Dunne (as Jacqueline Brooks)
Alex McArthur ... Joey Caputo
Katie McCombs Katie McCombs ... Jean Dunne
Tom Signorelli Tom Signorelli ... Det. Pileggi
Billy Elmer Billy Elmer ... Karl Englehardt
Tom Badal Tom Badal ... Lou
Etta Cox Etta Cox ... Det. Johnson
Bob Cresse ... Dom (as Robert Cresse)
Dennis Harrington Dennis Harrington ... Judge Carlin
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Michael, son of a prestigious family, and his friends rape the young alcoholic Patty in a bar in front of lots of witnesses, but everyone looks away or leaves. The only usable witness the prosecutors find are Michael's brother Kevin and his wife Anna. Anna is set under severe pressure from both her husband's family and the prosecution before, and even more after, her decision to testify. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das perfekte Opfer See more »

Filming Locations:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Interesting Dilemma Exceptionally Acted Out
14 April 2019 | by bates-66068See all my reviews

I watch a lot of these kind of movies and this one was different, because it pits family vs. morality. It's her brother-in-law who is the rapist, who is married and has kids and his brother who wasn't involved but is also caught in the middle with his family and his wife. If his brother goes to jail - will they have to take care of HIS family when they are trying to start one of their own? Tricky emotions are played out here in this very well written story. I would watch it again.


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