The eternally victimized Elizabeth Montgomery is the star of Act of Violence. She plays a recently divorced newswoman whose world is shattered by a gang mugging (an astonishingly brutal sequence for a TV movie). The injuries subside, but Montgomery must heal her emotional wounds--and also reassess her liberal attitudes towards the rights of criminals. She is incapable of rational thought under the circumstances, and transforms into a vengeful bigot. The working title of Act of Violence was The Victim...Anatomy of a Mugging.