The Accused

Starring: Jodie Foster & Kelly McGillis Director: Jonathan Kaplan  Rated: R: Restricted
The Accused
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 50 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1988
  • Label: Paramount Catalog
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Theatrical Trailer
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital - English, French
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French
    • Subtitles - English

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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1988 - Best Actress: Jodie Foster

Entertainment Reviews:

New York Times - 10/14/1988
"...A good, tough melodrama....A splendid performance by [Foster]..."
Los Angeles Times - 10/14/1988
"...[Foster gives] an extraordinary performance, bolstered by an innate gallantry, a tensile strength of skill and an observation of physical detail..."

Product Description:

Jodie Foster won deserved acclaim for her performance as Sarah Tobias, a hard-living, fiercely independent woman is gang raped in the back of a local bar. She finds herself battling the legal system not once but twice, as she and her attorney Kathryn Murphy (Kelly McGillis) go after her attackers and the onlookers whose cheering fueled and encouraged the assault. Based on a true story which occurred in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Academy Awards: Best Actress--Jodie Foster.

Plot Synopsis:

A film inspired by the notorious barroom rape that occurred in New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1983. An evening at a local bar turns violent when three men push a woman onto a pool table and rape her -- as many of the bar's patrons cheer them on.
When she learns that the rapists have plea-bargained their way into a lesser charge (meaning that the rape never officially occurred), the woman and her lawyer take a novel approach: they prosecute the "spectators" for encouraging the criminals.

Plot Keywords:

Essential Cinema | Injustice | Law / Lawyers | Rape | Recommended | Theatrical Release | True Story | Vengeance

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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 93,054
  • UPC: 883929302581
  • Shipping Weight: 0.15/lbs (approx)
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