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The Accused is a american film of genre Drama directed by Jonathan Kaplan released in USA on 14 october 1988 with Kelly McGillis

The Accused (1988)

The Accused
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Released in USA 14 october 1988
Length 1h51
Directed by
OriginUSA
Genres Drama,    Thriller,    Crime
Rating70% 3.5490753.5490753.5490753.5490753.549075

The Accused is a 1988 American drama film starring Kelly McGillis and Jodie Foster, directed by Jonathan Kaplan and written by Tom Topor.

Loosely based on the real-life gang rape of Cheryl Araujo that occurred at Big Dan's Bar in New Bedford, Massachusetts, on March 6, 1983, this film was one of the first Hollywood films to deal with rape in a direct manner, and led to other films (including TV films and shows) on the subject.

Jodie Foster, for her portrayal as Sarah Tobias, earned the Academy Award for Best Actress, the film's sole nomination. The Accused also became the first film to win the Best Actress Academy Award without being nominated in any other category since The Three Faces of Eve in 1957, when Joanne Woodward won Best Actress, the film's sole nomination and has since been repeated by Kathy Bates for Misery, Jessica Lange for Blue Sky, Charlize Theron for Monster, and Julianne Moore for Still Alice. Although the film is set in Washington, filming took place in Vancouver, Canada.

Synopsis

One night at a bar, a working-class woman, Sarah Tobias (Foster), is gang raped by several drunk bar patrons, while drunken onlookers cheer them on. The assistant district attorney, Kathryn Murphy (McGillis), who is assigned to the rape case wants to drop the case. After a heated argument, she is admonished by her superior to enter a plea bargain with the rapists requiring some jail time. Sarah is enraged by the deal, mostly because she did not get to tell her story in court.

Actors

Kelly McGillis

(Kathryn Murphy)
Jodie Foster

(Sarah Tobias)
Leo Rossi

(Cliff "Scorpion" Albrect)
Bernie Coulson

(Kenneth Joyce)
Carmen Argenziano

(D.A. Paul Rudolph)
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