The crux of this film, the episode wherein the rape victim (Farrah Fawcett) turns the tables on her assailant and imprisons/abuses him, was actually a fictional extension of a real-life occurrence involving the attorney general of a small southern state. The real-life occurrence was portrayed herein conceptually, altering the true circumstances (campaign meeting, encounter in hotel room) but preserving the brutality. Several scenes were cut, the fear being that the presentation would simply be too repulsive for viewers to stomach. One of these was the scene where, immediately after assault, the victim emerges with a bloody lip from where the attacker butted her with his head – and the man coldly said to her, “You better get some ice on that.” It was feared that viewers would be too sickened, seeing such a thing, though as it turns out (per a national survey conducted November 2000) that about half the folks in the nation have no problem whatever with that sort of behavior. The film's ending pretty much reflects the same outcome as the real-life episode, and one can only imagine the poor victim's feelings about that. The real message is that any man who would do this sort of thing is vile, evil and horrible, and fully deserves to be locked away for the rest of his life – even though that simply doesn't happen often enough. Rapists continually thumb their noses at the system, in effect saying to all of us, “You better get some ice on that.” • Color, Closed-captioned, Widescreen • Theatrical trailer(s) • Full-screen and widescreen anamorphic formats
- Region 4
- Standard Edition
- 1.78 : 1
- Dolby Digital Mono
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