The Accused

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Based on a real-life 1983 incident, The Accused tells the story of Sarah Tobias Jodie Foster, a working-class party girl who likes to live it up with her friends and flirt hard with the guys. After a fight with her boyfriend, she heads to a local bar to cool down -- and after a few drinks, plus some dancing and flirting, she finds herself thrown on top of a pinball machine and gang-raped by a bunch of locals, while others watch and cheer the proceedings. District attorney Kathryn Murphy Kelly McGillis takes ...
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Based on a real-life 1983 incident, The Accused tells the story of Sarah Tobias Jodie Foster, a working-class party girl who likes to live it up with her friends and flirt hard with the guys. After a fight with her boyfriend, she heads to a local bar to cool down -- and after a few drinks, plus some dancing and flirting, she finds herself thrown on top of a pinball machine and gang-raped by a bunch of locals, while others watch and cheer the proceedings. District attorney Kathryn Murphy Kelly McGillis takes Sarah's case but quickly negotiates a plea bargain in which the attackers' charges are reduced to reckless endangerment. Her reason: defense attorneys could use Sarah's not-so-pretty past to paint her as "asking for it," getting their clients off completely. But a stunned Sarah accuses Murphy of selling her out, and when the lawyer sees how the incident continues to destroy Sarah's life, she decides she must seek true justice. This time, she goes after the crowd of onlookers for "criminal solicitation" -- those who were egging the rapists on. Foster won the Best Actress Oscar for her performance.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Theatrical trailer
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Michael Costello
Jonathan Kaplan's fact-based drama, one of the most thoughtful examinations of the crime of rape on film, features an Academy award-winning performance by Jodie Foster. An account of the gang rape of a free-living waitress (Foster) by some of the male patrons of a dive bar, the film exposes the manner in which the pre-feminist blame-the-victim attitude toward rape victims, still predominant in many areas, is also hard-wired into the legal system. A more subtle secondary theme concerns the role of social class, and the difficulty experienced by the working-class victim in being heard, especially by her well-bred attorney (Kelly McGillis). When, driven by her client's rage, the lawyer finally brings the rape's bystanders to trial, the film means to implicate a society which has always maintained an unwritten code which would shrug off such behavior. Tom Topor's low-key script largely avoids melodrama, following the waitress' case through the various stages of the victim services and legal grievance system, where the perfunctory treatment she's accorded explains her growing anger, and desire for retribution. While McGillis seems a bit slow and stolid to be playing a litigator, Foster is brilliant as this troubled, nearly inarticulate woman who slowly gains an awareness that nothing she did could possibly have justified the ordeal she was forced to endure.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/3/2009
  • UPC: 097361383446
  • Original Release: 1988
  • Rating:

  • Source: Paramount
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:50:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kelly McGillis Kathryn Murphy
Jodie Foster Sarah Tobias
Bernie Coulson Kenneth Joyce
Leo Rossi Cliff Albrecht
Ann Hearn Sally Frazer
Carmen Argenziano Paul Rudolph
Steve Antin Bob Joiner
Tom O'Brien Larry
Tom O'Brien Larry
Peter van Norden Attorney Ted Paulson
Woody Brown Danny Ruskin
Allan Lysell Al Massi
Gary Chalk Courthouse Reporter
Babs Chula Woman Lawyer
Linda Darlow Carol Hunnicutt (Rape Center Woman)
Stephen Dimopoulos Complaining Customer
Frances Flanagan Mrs. Albrect
Michelle Goodger Courthouse Reporter
Deryl Hayes Court Officer
Thomas Heaton Bartender Jesse
Christianne Hirt Angela
Anthony Holland Plea Bargain Lawyer
Andrew Kavadas Defendant Matt Haines
Kim Kondrashoff Kurt
Gloria Lee Courthouse Reporter
Wally Marsh Bail Hearing Judge
Pamela Martin TV Commentator
Tom McBeath Defendant Stu Holloway
Kevin McNulty Plea Bargain Lawyer
Stephen E. Miller Polito
Terry David Mulligan Det. Duncan
Barney O'Sullivan Trial Judge
Scott Paulin Attorney Wainwright
Freda Perry Receptionist
Garwin Sanford Courthouse Reporter
Dave Sheridan Sally's Son
Veena Sood Woman Orderly
Dana Still Jury Foreman
Rebecca Toolan 911 Operator
Jerry Wasserman Plea Bargain Lawyer
Rose Weaver Nurse
Denalda Williams Sarah's Mother on Phone
Mike Winlaw TV Commentator
Technical Credits
Jonathan Kaplan Director
Michelle Allen Casting
Ralf Bode Cinematographer
Barry W. Brolly Set Decoration/Design
O. Nicholas Brown Editor
Kerrie Cullen Stunts
Sally Dennison Casting
Brad Fiedel Score Composer
Jerry Greenberg Editor
Sheila Haley Art Director
Stanley Jaffe Co-producer, Producer
Trish Keating Costumes/Costume Designer
Sherry Lansing Co-producer, Producer
Jack Roe Associate Producer
David W. Rose Asst. Director
Julie Selzer Casting
Tom Topor Screenwriter
Richard Kent Wilcox Production Designer
Rob Young Musical Direction/Supervision, Sound/Sound Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Accused
1. Cry For Help [:18]
2. Aftermath [:09]
3. An Ugly Case [2:32]
4. Reckless Endangerment [4:32]
5. A Change [6:03]
6. Scorpion [1:56]
7. I Owe Her [4:29]
8. No Secrets [6:33]
9. The Emergency Caller [:25]
10. Trial [5:03]
11. I Don't Want to Lie [2:03]
12. Summation [:43]
13. The Tenth House [6:15]
14. Decision [1:06]
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Disc #1 -- Accused
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      Audio Options: English 5.1 Surround
      Audio Options: English Dolby Surround
      Audio Options: French
      Subtitle Options: English
      Subtitle Options: None
   Theatrical Trailer
   Scene Selection
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