The Rape of Richard Beck

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The Rape of Richard Beck
Genre Drama
Written by James G. Hirsch[1]
Directed by Karen Arthur
Starring Richard Crenna
George Dzundza
Meredith Baxter
Pat Hingle
Frances Lee McCain
Cotter Smith
Joanna Kerns
Theme music composer Peter Bernstein
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Robert Papazian
Cinematography Tom Neuwirth
Editor(s) Maurie Beck
Millie Moore
Running time 100 minutes
Production company(s) Robert Papazian Productions
Distributor ABC
Original network ABC
Original release May 27, 1985

The Rape of Richard Beck (also known as Deadly Justice)[1] is a 1985 American television film.[2]


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


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
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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