Act of Violence (1979)
Directed by Paul Wendkos
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
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