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The Accused (1988)

R | | Drama | 14 October 1988 (USA)
After a young woman suffers a brutal gang rape in a bar one night, a prosecutor assists in bringing the perpetrators to justice, including the ones who encouraged and cheered on the attack.

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Bernie Coulson ...
Ken Joyce
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Sally Fraser
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D.A. Paul Rudolph
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Larry
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Attorney Paulsen
Terry David Mulligan ...
Lieutenant Duncan
Woody Brown ...
Danny
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Attorney Wainwright
Kim Kondrashoff ...
Kurt
Stephen E. Miller ...
Polito
Tom Heaton ...
Bartender Jesse
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Sarah Tobias goes to her local bar and is gang-raped by three men. The district attorney on the case is Katheryn Murphy who wants to prove that although Sarah had taken drugs that night and was acting provocatively while in the bar, this is no reason for her to be so brutally attacked and the men responsible should be brought to justice. Written by Sami Al-Taher <staher2000@yahoo.com>

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The first scream was for help. The second is for justice. See more »

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Reckless Endangerment  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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$32,069,318 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Jane Fonda, Ellen Barkin, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sigourney Weaver, Debra Winger and Geena Davis were all reportedly offered the role of Kathryn, but turned it down. See more »

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When Ken visits Bob in prison, Bob is seeing wearing a ring in the first two scenes, then the ring disappears after that. See more »

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Kathryn Murphy: This is what the jury is going to see. And they are going to see the girl too and you can't tell it from these. But she's tiny. She's the most defenceless looking thing you you ever saw.
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References Deliverance (1972) See more »

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Mojo Boogie
By J.B. Lenoir
Performed by Johnny Winter
Courtesy of Alligator Records
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Jodie Foster Does Justice To This Role
19 October 2002 | by (Las Vegas, Nevada) – See all my reviews

This 1988 Paramount release was the film that made many people take former child star Jodie Foster seriously as an adult actress. Foster won a well deserved Best Actress Academy Award for her portrayal of a woman who is raped in a bar by a group of perverted drunks while everybody else in the bar encourages it. After the ordeal, she persistently seeks full justice for what she has suffered. Kelly McGillis, who had previously appeared as Tom Cruise's main squeeze in "Top Gun" lends credibility to her role as a tough DA. This genuine thriller of a film (which was based on a true story) deserves high praise for all involved.


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