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Encyclopedia > The Accused (1988 film)
The Accused

Promotional movie poster for The Accused
Directed by Jonathan Kaplan
Produced by Stanley R. Jaffe
Sherry Lansing
Written by Tom Topor
Starring Kelly McGillis
Jodie Foster
Music by Brad Fiedel
Cinematography Ralf D. Bode
Editing by O. Nicholas Brown
Gerard B. Greenberg
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date(s) October 14, 1988
Running time 111 min.
Language English
Budget $6,000,000 (estimated)
IMDb profile

The Accused is a 1988 dramatic film starring Jodie Foster and Kelly McGillis, directed by Jonathan Kaplan. The film was written by Tom Topor. The original music score is composed by Brad Fiedel. Foster was awarded the 1988 Academy Award for Best Actress and Golden Globe Award for her performance. Jonathan Kaplan is a US filmmaker who was born on November 25, 1947, in Paris, France. ... Sherry Lansing (born July 31, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois as Sherry Lee Heimann) is the former CEO of Paramount Studios and the first woman to head a major studio. ... Kelly McGillis (born July 9, 1957 in Newport Beach, California, USA) is an American actress, whose notable movies include Witness (for which she received a Golden Globe nomination), Top Gun and The Accused. ... Alicia Christian Jodie Foster (born November 19, 1962) is a two-time Academy Award-winning American actress, director and producer. ... Brad Fiedel (born March 10, 1951 in New York, New York) is an American film composer. ... Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ... is the 287th day of the year (288th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... // Michael Jacksons first film was Moonwalker Rain Man, starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise Who Framed Roger Rabbit, starring Bob Hoskins Coming to America, starring Eddie Murphy Big, starring Tom Hanks Twins, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito Crocodile Dundee II Die Hard, starring Bruce Willis The Naked Gun... For other uses, see Drama (disambiguation). ... This article is about motion pictures. ... Alicia Christian Jodie Foster (born November 19, 1962) is a two-time Academy Award-winning American actress, director and producer. ... Kelly McGillis (born July 9, 1957 in Newport Beach, California, USA) is an American actress, whose notable movies include Witness (for which she received a Golden Globe nomination), Top Gun and The Accused. ... Jonathan Kaplan is a US filmmaker who was born on November 25, 1947, in Paris, France. ... Brad Fiedel (born March 10, 1951 in New York, New York) is an American film composer. ... Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. ... The Golden Globe Award The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ...


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,[1] this film was one of the first Hollywood films to deal with rape in a direct manner. Cheryl Araujo was gang raped atop a pool table at Big Dans tavern in New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA on 1983-03-06. ... Nickname: Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Bristol County Settled 1640 Incorporated 1787 Government  - Type Mayor-council  - Mayor Scott W. Lang (Dem)  - City Council President/Ward 6: Leo R. Pimental. ... is the 65th day of the year (66th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Jimi Hendrix song, see 1983. ... ...


The film is marketed with the tagline "The first scream was for help. The second is for justice."

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Plot

The story is about a working-class woman, Sarah Tobias (played by Foster), labeled as promiscuous. One night in a bar, she is viciously gang-raped by several drunk bar patrons. A district attorney, Kathryn Murphy (played by McGillis), is assigned to the rape case, but she is convinced to let the rapists plead guilty to reckless endangerment and get sentence that allows parole in less than a year. Sarah is angered by the deal because she considers it a light punishment and because she did not get to tell her story in court. Promiscuous redirects here. ... It has been suggested that Rapists be merged into this article or section. ... A district attorney is, in some U.S. jurisdictions, the title of the local public official who represents the government in the prosecution of criminals. ...


After Sarah rams her car into a man's pickup truck in a parking lot, Kathryn decides to prosecute the men who cheered the rape for criminal solicitation. Sarah's friend Sally picks three men out of a line-up, and they get three different attorneys for the ensuing trial. Sarah testifies she was raped, while Kenneth Joyce testifies to watching the rape prior to making a 911 call. After Kathryn's closing statement and a single summation from the three defense lawyers, the jury deliberates for a long time, asking several times for Ken's testimony to be reread to them. At the end, they find the three men guilty.


Main cast

Kelly McGillis (born July 9, 1957 in Newport Beach, California, USA) is an American actress, whose notable movies include Witness (for which she received a Golden Globe nomination), Top Gun and The Accused. ... Alicia Christian Jodie Foster (born November 19, 1962) is a two-time Academy Award-winning American actress, director and producer. ... Leo Rossi (b. ... Carmen Argenziano (born 27 October 1943 in Sharon, Pennsylvania) is an American character actor best known for his recurring role as Jacob Carter in the television series Stargate SG-1. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Thomas Patrick OBrien (born April 12, 1965) is an American actor since the age of sixteen, having first trained at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, where he appeared in ACTs mainstage productions of The Holdup; and A Midsummer Nights Dream as Puck, opposite Annette Bening. ... Terry David Mulligan is a Canadian media celebrity based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... Main title caption for Flamingo Road. ... Scott Paulin (born February 13, 1950 in Steubenville, Ohio) is an American actor and television director. ...

See also

The aestheticization of violence in high culture art or mass media is the depiction of violence in a manner that is stylistically excessive in a significant and sustained way so that audience members are able to connect references from the play of images and signs to artworks, genre conventions, cultural... This is a list of films that are based on actual events. ...

In popular culture

Wedding Crashers is a 2005 comedy film, directed by David Dobkin. ... The Breakup will star Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston. ... Vincent Anthony Vaughn (born March 28, 1970) is an American film actor. ...

References

  1. ^ Real-life basis for the Accused

External links

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