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Accused, The (1988) Movie Information

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Jonathan Kaplan


Kelly McGillis
Jodie Foster
Leo Rossi
Bernie Coulson
Ann Hearn
Carmen Argenziano





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A young woman is raped, and no one seems to care. -- sapien

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An earnest and worthy examination of a sensitive subject. Being a product of the cultural vacuum that was the 1980s it still feels overly sensationalist, but strong performances from the two female leads wins through.

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I recall this to be an engaging picture about rape and how realistic it was portrayed. Jodie Foster was mesmerizing and authentic with her performance. Saddening yet realistic in every sense. One of the few gem's that touches on a sensitive subject that is thought provoking. Also a rarity for a wonderful picture based on a real story, The Accused delivers.

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sapien 08/30/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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This is very sad, because unfortunately, it happens all too often in real life.

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06/11/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Blame the Victim

The Accused is a powerful drama about moral failure. It focuses squarely on the "blame the victim" principle, in which the victim of a crime is blamed for the attack because of their perceived immoralities. Based on a real case from 1983, The Accused is a compelling film with great acting.

Sarah Tobias (Jodie Foster) is a waitress in her mid 20s who goes to the local bar to let off steam with her friend Sally Fraser (Ann Hearn) after having a fight with her boyfriend Larry (Tom O'Brien). While heavily intoxicated and high on marijuana, she is raped by three men on top of a pinball table. The three are eventually arrested and Assistant DA Kathryn Murphy (Kelly McGillis) is assigned to prosecute them. However, after being pressured by her superiors, Kathryn reaches a plea deal wit...

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