R | | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A young American and his English wife come to rural England and face increasingly vicious local harassment.
Dustin Hoffman disagreed with the casting of Susan George, as he felt his character would never marry such a "Lolita-ish" kind of girl. Sam Peckinpah insisted on George, an unknown actress at that time.
Reverend Barney Hood:
And now for my next trick, the piece de resistance, I present to you an empty glass. I will now fill this glass with milk.
Chris Cawsey: Would it work better with whiskey, Vicar?
Reverend Barney Hood: Nothing works better with whiskey.
Tom Hedden: I do.
Reverend Barney Hood: You've never worked a day in your life, Tom.
As David and Amy Sumner drive up to their house for the first time, the camera crew is reflected in the car's side window.
The video version was twice rejected by the British Board of Film Classification in 1999 after the distributors refused to cut forcible stripping and any signs that Susan George was "enjoying" the rape. Video versions were available in Britain before the 1984 law which required all videos to be classified. There were two such releases, one of which was uncut, and one which lost some dialogue due to print damage. As of 1st July 2002, the full version of the film has been passed uncut for video and DVD release by the BBFC.