DON'T TOUCH MY DAUGHTER (TV movie)
A woman is forced to defend her daughter against a child molester when the law fails and he's released -- threatening to do it again.
Eddie is a child molester; he grabs and restrains Dana inside the car. He also shoves his wife when taking a camera, and threatens Linda.
Eddie is sleazy, a convincing liar. Working class, he watches bass fishing programs. He is married but separated from his wife.
JB named this child molester the most difficult role he has done. (MG94)
While working in the plant, he has a white coat and brown apron over layers to keep warm, and a red bandana tied on his head. Hes growing a beard.
"Taut and disturbing... Jonathan Banks as the sinister creep." Toronto Star, 4/5/1991.
"A twist... a notch above the others... fine performances by Victoria Principal, Paul Sorvino and Jonathan Banks ... Banks makes his role tremendously effective by playing the molester with just the right mix of sleaze, slime and arrogance to make you hate him... frightening... well-told, well-acted story." BPI Entertainment, 4/4/1991.
"An intriguing idea, but the performances are so predictable and unremittingly second-rate... tiresome rather than a thriller." Seattle Times, 4/7/1991.
"Trite... unappetizing... Jonathan Banks phoning in snarls and glowers." Gannett News, 4/5/1991.
"Diverting, trickily plotted... a fiend... Jonathan Banks taking a bad-guy break from his Wiseguy nice guy." Los Angeles Times, 4/6/1991, sec.F, p.7.
Shot in head at close range by Linda.
"You know who it is and when I get out I'm going to hurt you. Hurt you in the worst way. Even if I go to prison it won't be for as long as you think and then I'm coming back for her. You can't watch her every minute."
"Couldn't do it, huh? Go on, go for it, mommy. Bang, bang, all your troubles are over."
Under 6 minutes, in 14 scenes, first 2/3 of film.