Eye for an Eye

January 12th, 1996







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Plot
After her daughter Julie is brutally raped and murdered, Karen McCann is turned down by the LAPD after she requests they keep suspect Robert Doob in jail for good instead of paroling him...

Release Year: 1996

Rating: 5.8/10 (5,755 voted)

Director: John Schlesinger

Stars: Sally Field, Kiefer Sutherland, Ed Harris

Storyline
After her daughter Julie is brutally raped and murdered, Karen McCann is turned down by the LAPD after she requests they keep suspect Robert Doob in jail for good instead of paroling him. Nevertheless, the LAPD and the courts do decide to parole him and Karen turns to a group of hit man trainers for help. They teach her how to manage a gun, etc. Eventually, Karen's husband, Mack, finds out and tries to stop her. Karen backs off. Robert Doob tracks Karen down at the McCaan home and breaks in, hoping to kill her.

Writers: Erika Holzer, Amanda Silver

Cast:
Sally Field - Karen McCann
Ed Harris - Mack McCann
Olivia Burnette - Julie McCann
Alexandra Kyle - Megan McCann
Kiefer Sutherland - Robert Doob
Joe Mantegna - Det. Sgt. Denillo
Beverly D'Angelo - Dolly Green
Darrell Larson - Peter Green
Charlayne Woodard - Angel Kosinsky
Philip Baker Hall - Sidney Hughes
Keith David - Martin
Wanda Acuna - Hispanic Housewife
Geoffrey Rivas - Hispanic Housewife's Husband
Armin Shimerman - Judge Arthur Younger
Natalia Nogulich - Susan Juke

Taglines: What do you do when justice fails?

Release Date: 12 January 1996

Filming Locations: 749 E. Temple Street, Downtown, Los Angeles, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross: $26,792,700 (USA)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:
In the book, Karen's last name is Neuman instead of McCann

Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When a closeup shot is taken of Doob's dead body, there appears to be a pulsing in his neck.

Quotes:
Robert Doob: Tough titty said the kitty, but the milk's still good.



User Review

Revenge-movie with a sinister edge!

Rating: 9/10

Karen is a normal woman living a normal upper class life with her husband and her two daughters until one day she calls home on her cell phone, and Julie (her 17 year old daughter) answers. Julie is preparing for her sister Megan's 6th birthday at the time of the call, and Karen is still talking to her when someone suddenly breaks into the house and attacks Julie. Trying to get another cell phone in order to call the police for help, Karen rushes home as fast as she can, and is devastated by what has happened. Julie was raped and murdered. After Julie's killer, Robert Doob,a supermarket deliveryman is unfairly released. Karen takes on a somewhat different perspective on life. She devotes her life to hunt down the man who killed her daughter and in order to find him, Karen has to descend into a world she never knew existed. EYE FOR AN EYE is a very dark film about obsession and revenge and the price everybody involved has to pay. It's not the kind of film that tries to deliver a vision of hope, but rather a sinister world of cynicism. The only escape for Karen (and everybody else) seems to be the kind of love Karen shows for her daughter Megan, her husband and her friends.









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