Act of Violence (1979)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama, Psychological Drama, Social Problem Film  |   Release Date - Nov 10, 1979 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Bernadette McCallion

Elizabeth Montgomery stars in this made-for-television movie about a liberal reporter whose views are challenged after she becomes the victim of random crime. Montgomery stars as Katherine McSweeney, a divorced, single-mother news reporter assigned to cover crime in her lower-middle-class neighborhood. After being mugged in her hallway, Katherine finds little sympathy from her colleagues or the police who feel her left-wing tendencies left her wide open for crime. The film shows how she transforms from a tolerant woman into a frightened and judgmental citizen, who is angry at her loss of innocence, but determined not to give in to her fear.



abuse, survivor, arrest, attack, gangster, life-changes, physical-abuse, rape, stalking, victim, violence