Directed by: Ivan Nagy
Actors: Sally Struthers, David Ackroyd and Dick Anthony Williams
Also known as: Seinää vasten, L’éternel soupçon
Description: A woman, played by Sally Struthers, is attacked by two scum buckets who torment and attempt to rape her. She shoots one of her attackers but gets victimized next by a District Attorney who has her arrested for the shooting, even though she was just defending herself. This film also stars David Ackroyd, Jeffrey Tambor, and Missy Francis (Best known for playing Cassandra Cooper Ingalls in Little House: A New Beginning). Stockard Channing (whose company made this movie) was originally to have starred in this film but Struthers ended up taking the lead role.
This made for TV movie originally aired on CBS on February 11, 1981. They don’t make television movies like this anymore. Now we get TV movies on the Lifetime Channel that are very weepy and saccharine. Not this film, this one is suspenseful, sickening, aggravating, and exhilarating. When Sally Struthers gets prosecuted for shooting her would be rapist, it is so upsetting. District Attorneys certainly aren’t portrayed in a positive light, the one in this movie is as bad as the thugs, he’s a different type of rapist. I found the end very satisfying, I think most people will as well.