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The only usable witness the prosecutors find are Michael's brother Kevin and his wife Anna.
Anna is set under severe pressure from both her husband's family and the prosecution before, and even more after, her decision to testify.
Bertinelli has some good moments - her anger at how Kevin diminishes Michael's involvement where she yells in reply `He raped her!
The actors, well, whatever I say just won't be enough.
Valerie Bertinelli is Anna Dunne, a Pittsburgh supermarket cashier who with her garbage man husband Kevin (John Savage) witness the rape of Patty Mullen (Melissa Leo) by Kevin's brother Michael (Chris Nash) and his friends at the Happy Hour bar.
Anna refuses to testify against Michael because of family pressure, but reconsiders because of Patty and the way she is slandered by the defence at trial.
That we aren't told of the trial's outcome tells us also that this is not Bromberg's priority.
Director Michael Miller supplies a delicate touch with the relationship between Anna and Kevin, and Patty.
Bromberg has Anna rationalise her inaction at the rape by `I had to look to see if it was real', and Bertinelli shows her ghoulish attraction and repulsion by the act.