Playwright William Mastrosimone adapted his 1982 off-Broadway work for the screen, but it seems to be director Robert M. Young who is responsible for virtually exploiting cinema's power to propel the viewer into the on-screen action.
Playwright William Mastrosimone adapted his 1982 off-Broadway work for the screen, but it seems to be director Robert M. Young who is responsible for virtually exploiting cinema’s power to propel the viewer into the on-screen action.
Marjorie (Farrah Fawcett) is a museum employee on her way home from work and a workout. A ski-masked assailant imprisons and terrorizes her in her own car.
Marjorie manages to escape but the attacker knows her identity and address. Successive events document the trials of any woman in a similar predicament: essentially unsympathetic police and friends.
Finally, Marjorie’s worst nightmare comes true. She is visited at her secluded home by the man who attacked her (James Russo).
Fawcett, who acquainted herself with the role of Marjorie on stage, following Susan Sarandon and Karen Allen, acts with a confidence and control not often seen in her screen work.
Atlantic. Director Robert M. Young; Producer Burt Sugarman; Screenplay William Mastrosimone; Camera Curtis Clark; Editor Arthur Coburn; Music J.A.C. Redford; Art Director Chester Kaczenski
(Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1986. Running time: 90 MIN.
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