Extremities (1986)




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Farrah Fawcett stars as a woman who is assaulted by a masked attacker and who somehow escapes before the man can rape her. When she reports the crime to the authorities, she is told that nothing can be done as she cannot identify her attacker and no one witnessed the incident.
R (adult situations/language, nudity, violence)
Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Paramount Home Video

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Farrah Fawcett
as Marjorie
Alfre Woodard
as Patricia
Sandy Martin
as Officer Sudow
Eddie Velez
as 1st Officer
Tom Everett
as 2nd Officer
Donna Lynn Leavy
as Woman on Phone
Enid Kent
as Mother at Police Station
Danika Hendrickson
as Joe's Daughter
Michael Hennessy
as Pizza Man
Clare Wren
as Racquetball Player
James Avery
as Security Guard
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Critic Reviews for Extremities

All Critics (8)

It at once wants to be a feminist tract against the exploitation of women and a vessel that showcases that exploitation.

Full Review… | February 24, 2011

Proof that Farrah Fawcett could really act!

September 10, 2007

A taut film that sheds light on the complicated issue of sexual assault.

Full Review… | August 26, 2004
Spirituality and Practice

"Fawcett and Russo give riveting performances"

July 29, 2002
Kalamazoo Gazette

Not much insight here.

July 25, 2002

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June 19, 2005

Audience Reviews for Extremities


I remember that I saw this when it first came out. I re-watched it again and her acting definitely reminds me of the character she played in, "Burning Bed." Her performance was believable.

Veronica Balli
Veronica Balli

A brilliantly unique thriller based on the great play, it's very crazy and suspenseful, I loved it and I highly recommend it.

Aj V
Aj V

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Based on a play, this is a compelling story with two distinct halves to it. The acting is not all that great, although Farrah Fawcett holds her own, but the dialogue is sharp and the story believable. I'd be interested in seeing a stage adaptation of it to see if a change in acting would push this from merely "pretty good" to "very good."

Hannah Megill
Hannah Megill

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