The Accused Movie Review 1988

Information and Film Reviews for The Accused the Movie

Staff rating

Visitor rating
4.0 4.0 from 1 reviews

Provocative treatment of a true story involving a young woman gang raped in a bar while onlookers cheer. McGillis is the assistant district attorney who takes on the case and must contend with the victim's questionable past and a powerful lawyer hired by a wealthy defendant's parents. As the victim with a past, Foster gives an Oscar-winning performance that won raves for its strength and complexity.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 110 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Order in the Court, Rape, True Stories, Rebel With a Cause, Justice Prevails...?, Sexual Abuse
Tom Topor
Jodie Foster, Kelly McGillis, Bernie Coulson, Leo Rossi, Ann Hearn, Carmen Argenziano, Steve Antin, Tom O'Brien, Peter Van Norden, Woody Brown
Ralf Bode
Jonathan Kaplan
Brad Fiedel
Paramount Pictures


Oscars 1988: Actress (Foster); Golden Globes 1989: Actress--Drama (Foster); Natl. Bd. of Review 1988: Actress (Foster).

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