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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Jonathan Kaplan

Writer:

Tom Topor
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kelly McGillis ... Kathryn Murphy
Jodie Foster ... Sarah Tobias
Bernie Coulson ... Ken Joyce
Leo Rossi ... Cliff 'Scorpion' Albrect
Ann Hearn ... Sally Fraser
Carmen Argenziano ... D.A. Paul Rudolph
Steve Antin ... Bob Joiner
Tom O'Brien ... Larry
Peter Van Norden ... Attorney Paulsen
Terry David Mulligan ... Lieutenant Duncan
Woody Brown ... Danny
Scott Paulin ... Attorney Wainwright
Kim Kondrashoff ... Kurt
Stephen E. Miller ... Polito
Tom Heaton ... Bartender Jesse
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Storyline

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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Being a victim was her only crime. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Jane Fonda was offered the role of Kathryn but turned it down because she thought the script was so poor. It had already been announced that Fonda would star in the movie when she changed her mind and bowed out. See more »

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When man is playing the pin-ball machine in the bar his score reads 196,100, but a few seconds later, after a reaction shot of Kathryn, the score is only 14,050. See more »

Quotes

Sarah Tobias: What are our chances?
Kathryn Murphy: 50-50 at the most. Good night.
Sarah Tobias: Good night.
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Referenced in Perfect Blue (1997) See more »

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Kiss Of Fire
By James Harman, Kid Ramos, Willie J. Campbell & Stephen T. Hodges
Performed by The James Harman Band
Courtesy of Rhino Records, Inc.
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Powerfully Told Drama.
4 September 2013 | by AaronCapenBannerSee all my reviews

Jodie Foster plays Sarah Tobias, a small-town waitress with a bad reputation(and drug user) who is brutally attacked by three men in a bar, who were also being cheered on by some of the onlookers. Sarah is determined to convince the District Attorney on the case(Kelly McGillis) to bring it to trial, not just the three attackers, but the onlookers as well.

Powerful film is supremely well acted by Jodie Foster(Academy Award Winner)Film runs the risk of being crass exploitation, but is well directed, and again it is the sympathetic and defiant performance of Jodie as this wronged, violated woman that makes this film work as well as it does.

Not for the faint-hearted.


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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Reckless Endangerment See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,316,369, 16 October 1988

Gross USA:

$32,078,318

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,078,318
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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