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The Accused (1988)

R | | Drama | 14 October 1988 (USA)
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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Kathryn Murphy
... Sarah Tobias
... Ken Joyce
... Cliff 'Scorpion' Albrect
... Sally Fraser
... D.A. Paul Rudolph
... Bob Joiner
... Larry
... Attorney Paulsen
... Lieutenant Duncan
Woody Brown ... Danny
... Attorney Wainwright
... Kurt
... Polito
... 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 »

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Drama

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14 October 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Reckless Endangerment  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,316,369, 16 October 1988, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$32,069,318
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Many actresses turned down the role of Sarah because they felt the film was exploitative trash masquerading as sincere social commentary. See more »

Goofs

When Bernie Coulson visits Steve Antin in prison they talk through telephones with a glass barrier between them. Yet, the whole conversation is heard through the telephone whether the scene is shot from the side of the speaker or not. See more »

Quotes

Sarah Tobias: Are you deaf, asshole? No comment!
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At This Moment
By Billy Vera
Performed by Billy Vera and The Beaters (as Billy Vera & The Beaters)
Courtesy of Rhino Records, Inc.
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Jodie Foster Does Justice To This Role
19 October 2002 | by 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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