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Gruesomely realistic murder depiction


For some reason, the horrific murder depicted in this telefilm sticks out in my
mind more than most such scenes that I have seen in motion pictures and tele-
vision over the years. In my opinion, this scene was one that was every bit
as violent and gruesome (or more so) as some that I have seen in "R" rated
theatrical films. If you ever want a depiction of mans inhumanity to man,
this scene (and the entire film) is it.

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It was different than 'slasher movies' and all that... it was so SAD SAD SAD. It was the way real murder is - ugly, horrible and heartbreaking. I never forgot this movie.

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I saw this as a kid with my parents on the couch. That stabbing scene has been burned into my brain ever since.

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Mine too, John. I just felt an overwhelming sadness for that poor kid. His experience in the film is the stuff of worst nightmares. It's a very rarely shown movie in the States; but, in truth, I may never have to see it again because of that scene's imprint on my brain. However, I do wis hthat others could see it, because it's a very well made and tragic true story that deserves to be told.

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The stabbing scene haunted my dreams for years after seeing this as a kid.

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