Hostile Advances: the Kerry Ellison Story

Hostile Advances: the Kerry Ellison Story

Allan Kroeker (1996)

15 Certificate


Our Score
A real-life struggle for justice is shoehorned into a typically melodramatic format in this mediocre TV-movie drama that at times has all the subtlety of a stalker thriller. It took Kerry Ellison around a decade to settle her claim for sexual harassment against a co-worker at the California Internal Revenue Service. She received little sympathy from a male-dominated judiciary, yet she eventually won a decision that established new codes of conduct within the workplace. General Hospital star Rena Sofer looks suitably imperilled and impassioned in her first TV-movie role, but director Allan Kroeker has Victor Garber gnawing on the scenery as her nemesis.


Fact-based drama about a woman who is forced to take on the entire justice system to rid herself of an unbalanced workmate's unwanted attentions - and finds she needs all her reserves of strength to see the case through. Starring Rena Sofer, Victor Garber, Maria Ricossa and Karen Allen.

Cast & Crew

Kerry Ellison Rena Sofer
Jack Gilcrest Victor Garber
Liz Maria Ricossa
Joey Westley Real Andrews
Mr Ellison Sean McCann
Mrs Ellison Patricia Gage
Sam David Nerman
Margaret Karen Allen
Marty Don Francks
Alex Karl Pruner
Director Allan Kroeker
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Edited for language and violence. Available on: video