The Accused

The Accused

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Overview

The Accused

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/13/1998
UPC: 0097360176032
Original Release: 1988
Rating: R
Source: Paramount

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
Peter van Norden Attorney Ted Paulson
Woody Brown Danny Ruskin
Allan Lysell Al Massi
Terry David Mulligan Det. Duncan
Scott Paulin Attorney Wainwright
Kim Kondrashoff Kurt
Stephen E. Miller Polito
Andrew Kavadas Defendant Matt Haines
Tom McBeath Defendant Stu Holloway
Rose Weaver Nurse
Linda Darlow Carol Hunnicutt (Rape Center Woman)
Veena Sood Woman Orderly
Anthony Holland Plea Bargain Lawyer
Kevin McNulty Plea Bargain Lawyer
Jerry Wasserman Plea Bargain Lawyer
Barney O'Sullivan Trial Judge
Christianne Hirt Angela
Frances Flanagan Mrs. Albrect
Mike Winlaw TV Commentator
Deryl Hayes Court Officer
Dana Still Jury Foreman
Denalda Williams Sarah's Mother on Phone
Babs Chula Woman Lawyer
Rebecca Toolan 911 Operator
Stephen Dimopoulos Complaining Customer
Freda Perry Receptionist
Dave Sheridan Sally's Son
Gary Chalk Courthouse Reporter
Garwin Sanford Courthouse Reporter
Gloria Lee Courthouse Reporter
Michelle Goodger Courthouse Reporter
Thomas Heaton Bartender Jesse
Pamela Martin TV Commentator
Wally Marsh Bail Hearing Judge

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
Trish Keating Costumes/Costume Designer
Sherry Lansing Co-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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