When He's Not a Stranger (1989)
Directed by John Gray
Genres - Drama | Sub-Genres - Social Problem Film, Psychological Drama | Run Time - 95 min. | Countries - United States | MPAA Rating - NR
Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Made for television, When He's Not a Stranger stars Annabeth Gish as a college freshman who is sexually assaulted by football jock John Terlesky. Ashamed by the incident-especially since she regarded Terlesky as a friend-Annabeth at first tells no one. But after a session with the school's counselor, the girls feel emboldened enough to file a complaint against her attacker, which leads to an avalanche of hostility from her peers. With nowhere else to turn, Annabeth takes her complaint to court. This stark dramatization of the "acquaintance rape" dilemma was first broadcast October 17, 1989.
date-rape, girl, football-player, college-student, complaint, hostility