Hands of a Stranger (1987)





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Hands of a Stranger was adapted by playwright Arthur Kopit from the best-selling novel by Robert Daley. Armand Assante plays a New York City narcotics officer who aids DA Blair Brown in her investigation of a rape case in which drugs were involved. In the subsequent days, Assante becomes something of an expert in rape evidence. Thus, when his wife Beverly D'Angelo is sexually assaulted while en route to a rendezvous with her lover, Assante suspects something even though D'Angelo remains mum about the incident. Conducting his own investigation, Assante determines the rapist's identity while wiretapping a phoned-in attempt to blackmail his wife. Will Assante forget everything he's learned about police procedure and attempt to take the law into his own hands? Co-starring in Hands of a Stranger is Arliss Howard as the scummy rapist. Preceded by a warning that the film contained scenes of a violent and graphic nature, Hands of a Stranger was originally broadcast in two parts, on May 10 and 11, 1987.
Drama , Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Edgar J. Scherick Associates


Armand Assante
as Joe Hearn
Arliss Howard
as Felix Lyttle
Forest Whitaker
as Sergeant Delaney
Ben Affleck
as Billy Hearn
Beverly D'Angelo
as Mary Hearn
Blair Brown
as Diana Benton
Michael Lerner
as Captain Cirillo
Blu Mankuma
as Detective
Jackson Davies
as Captain Lauder
Gordon Clapp
as Sergeant Markey
Jerry Wasserman
as Hotel Employee
Patricia Idlette
as Last Rape Victim
Philip Casnoff
as Marty Loftus
Sam McMurray
as Pearson
Stephen E. Miller
as Inspector Davidoff
Tony Rosato
as Ligouri
John Bear Curtis
as Dornfelder
Irving Metzman
as Arthur Katz
Walter Marsh
as Judge #1
Don Lake
as Grady
Alex Bruhanski
as Bluestone
Gary Hetherington
as Detective
Betty Phillips
as Woman Neighbor
Thomas Heaton
as Staff #2
Angelo Rizacos
as Crawford
Raimund Stamm
as Joe's Staff #1
Donna Peerless
as Judge #2
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