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Rape and Marriage: The Rideout Case (1980)

Based on the real-life Oregon criminal case which dramatizes the unique dispute in which Greta Rideout instigated the prosecution of her husband, John, charging him with raping her.

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Peter Levin

Writer:

Hesper Anderson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mickey Rourke ... John Rideout
Linda Hamilton ... Greta Rideout
Rip Torn ... Charles Burt
Eugene Roche ... Gary Gortmaker
Conchata Ferrell ... Helen
Gail Strickland ... Jean Christensen
Bonnie Bartlett ... Norma Joyce
Richard Venture Richard Venture ... Judge Richard Barber
Alley Mills ... Wanda
Paul Koslo ... Ralph Larson
Mo Malone ... Sally
Gerald McRaney ... Cliff Sulkes
Camila Ashland ... Jackie Godfrey
Brad Blaisdell ... Geller
Deborah Baltzell Deborah Baltzell ... Holly Duncan
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Based on the real-life Oregon criminal case which dramatizes the unique dispute in which Greta Rideout instigated the prosecution of her husband, John, charging him with raping her.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amore Violato See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A true story of true importance
20 October 2002 | by MichaelWeihnSee all my reviews

Linda Hamilton plays Gretta Rideout, an abused wife who constantly gets raped by her husband. In 1977 Oregon the rape law is changed so wives can accuse their husbands of rape. The Rideout Case is the first in Oregon history after this new law & this motion picture is the story. Linda Hamilton gives a great first leading performance in this gritty made for TV drama. Mickey Rourke is great as the abusive husband. Overall this TV is a must see with such an important subject matter.


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