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Mrs. R's Daughter (1979)

TV Movie | 100 min | Drama

Naive small town teenager Ellie, is raped and beaten on an outing with some older men. The rape investigation and trial are bungled by both local police and the prosecutor. The rapist's female attorney Lynn Hollister shreds Ellie's tearful...See moreNaive small town teenager Ellie, is raped and beaten on an outing with some older men. The rape investigation and trial are bungled by both local police and the prosecutor. The rapist's female attorney Lynn Hollister shreds Ellie's tearful account on the stand, as Hollister forcefully defends her client. The only other witnesses are the rapist's cleaned-up male buddies, so the smarmy rapist Carl Berg is acquitted. Ellie's mother, mystery novelist Ruth Rendell, sets out to avenge her daughter, though Ellie's stepfather Frank opposes the plan, fearing repercussions. Mrs. R's daughter (played by Season Hubley, daughter of the animators John and Faith Hubley) is caught in the crossfire between her parents, especially when Frank cautions her against talking to strange men. Written by David Stevens See less
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George Rubino (teleplay)
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Updated Sep 19, 1979

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Sep 19, 1979 (United States)

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Cloris Leachman
Ruth Rendell Ruth Rendell   See fewer
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Ellie Pruitt Ellie Pruitt   See fewer
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Donald Moffat
Frank Randell Frank Randell   See fewer
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John McIntire
Paul Underwood Paul Underwood   See fewer
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Ron Rifkin
Deputy D.A. Joseph Barron Deputy D.A. Joseph Barron   See fewer
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Stephen Elliott
Deputy D.A. James Karp Deputy D.A. James Karp   See fewer
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John Fitzpatrick
Carl Bergson Carl Bergson   See fewer
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Craig Wasson
Andy Webb Andy Webb   See fewer
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Kerry Sherman
Cathy Burroughs Cathy Burroughs   See fewer
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Don Megowan
Police Sergeant Larsen Police Sergeant Larsen   See fewer
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Barbara Tarbuck
Michelle Michelle   See fewer
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Charles Gray
Rogers Rogers   See fewer
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Nan Martin
Mrs. Bergson Mrs. Bergson   See fewer
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Peggy McCay
Mrs. Burroughs Mrs. Burroughs   See fewer
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Dennis Burkley
Cal Logan Cal Logan   See fewer
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Belinda Balaski
Lynn Hollister Lynn Hollister   See fewer
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Danna Hansen
Fisher Fisher   See fewer
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Sam Weisman
Deputy D.A. Chester Cates Deputy D.A. Chester Cates   See fewer
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Lynn Wood
Woman Judge Woman Judge   See fewer
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Paul Jenkins
D.A. Edison D.A. Edison   See fewer
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Arthur Taxier
Mr. Beringer Mr. Beringer   See fewer
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Robert Brubaker
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6.6 / 10 | 27 votes