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The Accused

  • Film

Time Out says

A young waitress, bruised, clothes ripped, runs screaming from a bar. Sarah Tobias (Foster, excellent) has been gang-raped, and her case is taken on by cool and efficient Deputy DA Kathryn Murphy (McGillis). When Murphy makes a deal with the accused men to reduce the charge to reckless endangerment, Sarah is enraged; and Murphy, beginning to feel the pangs of guilt, decides to prosecute the men who did not take part in the rape but encouraged the others. Surrounded by a storm of controversy - mostly generated by the inclusion of the explicit, some say exploitative, gang-rape scene -the film was written and directed by men, and produced by the Jaffe-Lansing Fatal Attraction stable, which hasn't helped its cause. And though it does make a clear stand on vital social and legal questions, one is left feeling distinctly uneasy at the inclusion of the scene.
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Release Details

  • Duration:111 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Jonathan Kaplan
  • Screenwriter:Joan Tewkesbury, Tom Topor
  • Cast:
    • Kelly McGillis
    • Jodie Foster
    • Bernie Coulson
    • Leo Rossi
    • Ann Hearn
    • Carmen Argenziano
    • Steve Antin
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