RAGE (TV movie)

9/25/1980. Thursday, 9 pm. 2 hours.
NBC.
Drama.
Code: RAG 9/1980

PLOT

In a prison for sex offenders, group therapy is used to study why men rape.

CREDITS

Writer: George Rubino.
Director: William A. Graham.

CAST

David Soul as Cal Morrissey
Caroline McWilliams as Maryann Morrissey
James Whitmore as Dr. Hugh Borski
Yaphet Kotto as Ernie
Jonathan Banks as Second resident. Inmate in therapy group. Listed 15th of 39.

BAD GUY

He’s an imprisoned sex offender.

CHARACTER

He’s tough, but a good man to have in a group therapy session. He holds one man while being verbally abusive for therapeutic purposes, and holds Cal during his breakthrough.

COMMENTS

Do not confuse with 'Rage' (1972) with George C. Scott. This movie has shown a number of times on Lifetime Cable.

COSTUME

Tough guy look, complete with mustache and goatee, a cobra tattoo on right biceps, and another tattoo on left forearm. Wears a sweatshirt with sleeves torn out, and The Cloth Cap.

CRITICS

"Searing, engrossing, and urgently important drama... incisive." Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times, 9/25/1980, sec.IV, p.10.

"The script suffers from tidiness and predictabilty, not to mention the inevitable therapy cliches… however… the production is taut and, not infrequently, moving." John J. O’Connor, New York Times, 9/25/1980, sec.III, p.26.

LINES

"They're going to send 'em to state prison, Bo. You know what's gonna happen to 'em there, don't you? Hmm?"

"I'm gonna hurt you. I'm gonna hurt you because you're a worthless, stinking little bastard. I'm gonna beat you. I'm gonna beat you bad."

SCREEN TIME

Just over 1 minute, in 2 scenes

WORKED WITH

Robert Davi (GC 2/81; WG 9/1989 episodes 42-46)
David Soul (FM 2/1986)
James Whitmore, Jr. (WOR 11/1978; HMS 9/1985; HUNB 11/1985)