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THE STORY OF ONE WOMAN WHO HAD TO TAKE THE LAW INTO HER OWN HANDS
Margaux Hemingway makes her film debut portraying a high-fashion model who is victimized by a brutal assailant and then again by the judicial system that's supposed to protect her. Chris Sarandon plays the music teacher who brutally attacks her and forces her to the point of desperation – and revenge.
As Margaux's lawyer, Academy Award® winner* Anne Bancroft gives a brilliant, uncompromising portrayal of a woman who takes on the legal system in an attempt to define the rights of women in this complex and controversial issue. Mariel Hemingway, nominated for a Golden Globe, delivers an "immensely moving, utterly unaffected performance" (The New York Times) and director Lamont Johnson ably brings the film to its shocking and violent conclusion.
*1962: Best Actress in a Leading Role, The Miracle Worker