The Rape of Richard Beck

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The Rape of Richard Beck
Genre Drama
Distributed by ABC
Directed by Karen Arthur
Produced by Robert Papazian
Written by James G. Hirsch
Starring Richard Crenna
George Dzundza
Meredith Baxter
Pat Hingle
Frances Lee McCain
Cotter Smith
Joanna Kerns
Music by Peter Bernstein
Cinematography Tom Neuwirth
Editing by Maurie Beck
Millie Moore
Production company Robert Papazian Productions
Country USA
Language English
Original channel ABC
Release date May 27, 1985
Running time 100 minutes

The Rape of Richard Beck is a 1985 American television movie.

Plot[edit]

Richard Beck (Richard Crenna) is a police detective who believes that rape victims are "asking for it". When he himself is raped by two suspects he is chasing, however, he comes to question that belief.

This made for TV movie is one of the first to portray the rape of a man by two other men.

Cast[edit]

Actor Role
Richard Crenna Richard Beck
George Dzundza Blastig
Meredith Baxter Barbara McKee
Pat Hingle Chappy Beck
Frances Lee McCain Caroline Beck
Cotter Smith Lt. Hugo
Joanna Kerns Anita Parrish
Mark Dickison Eric Gibbs
Jason Bernard Sgt. Wally Rydell
George Dzundza Blastig
Nicholas Worth Ray
M. C. Gainey Sonny
Stanley Kamel Dr. Greenberg

Awards and nominations[edit]

Eddie Awards

  • 1986: Won, "Best Edited Television Special" - Millie Moore & Maurie Beck

Emmy Awards

  • 1985: Won, "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Special" - Richard Crenna

Golden Globe Awards

  • 1986: Nominated, "Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV" - Richard Crenna

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