One of the roughest films ever produced that is pure misery to sit throughdue to its realism and Jodie Foster's striking Oscar-winning performance.Foster stars as a sexual victim who tries to get prison sentences imposedupon the men who cheered on her gang rape at a sleazy roadhouse. Foster isfar from being an angel herself and every little thing in her past seemstocome back and haunt her. A great supporting turn from Kelly McGillis (whoplays Foster's lawyer) just adds to Foster's show-stopping role. Not afilmI love, but a good film that displays the seemingly ungodly cinematictalents of Jodie Foster. 4 stars out of 5.
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The Accused (1988)
After a young woman suffers a brutal gang rape in a bar one night, a prosecutor assists in bringing the perpetrators to justice, including the ones who encouraged and cheered on the attack.
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Sarah Tobias goes to her local bar and is gang-raped by three men. The district attorney on the case is Katheryn Murphy who wants to prove that although Sarah had taken drugs that night and was acting provocatively while in the bar, this is no reason for her to be so brutally attacked and the men responsible should be brought to justice.
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Reviewed bytfrizzellVote: /10
On 6 March 1983, a woman named Cheryl Araujo was gang-raped by four men on apool table at Big Dan's Tavern in New Bedford, Massachusetts. A number ofmen in the bar were cheering the attackers on and after the victim escapedinto the street, they continued drinking and joking about theincident.
Ms. Araujo, 21, and all four of her assailants were Portuguese, a majorethnicity in former New England "mill towns" like New Bedford. ThePortuguese community sided with its errant sons, rather than their victim,and Cheryl Araujo was basically driven out of town by the animosity of herneighbors. She was killed in an automobile accident in Florida in 1986,leaving behind two children.
This film was loosely based on the Araujo case. Several of Jodie Foster'sscenes were so powerful they nearly brought me to tears -- specifically, thescene where she confronts lawyer Kelly McGillis in the latter's apartmentduring a dinner party; her courtroom testimony; and the horrifying rapescene.
Kelly McGillis seemed to be sleepwalking through this entire film, with onlya few moments when she roused herself a bit, but not enough to help. Evenso, she appeared more sensitive than the volunteer from the rape crisiscenter, who stood NEXT TO the ER doctor during the post-assault pelvic exam. If I had been on that table, I'd have wrenched a foot out of the stirrupsand kicked her. A woman who has just been gang raped doesn't need one moreperson invading her privacy.
I agree with an earlier poster who noted the difficult roles of the "cheerand clap" trio. It must have been extremely challenging for a guy who hasany sensitivity at all about women to convincingly portray the kind of jerksthose three were. My hat's off to all three of them.
The shocking true story of a bar room gang rape is lifted from theheadlines to become, with dramatic license, a serious and troublingstudy of sexism at its worst, when the victim herself is accused of'asking for it'. Jodie Foster offers a courageous performance as thetough but vulnerable Sarah Tobias, whose behavior on the night of thecrime was certainly provocative, but as the flashback re-enactmentshows all too clearly no amount of provocation could justify such abrutal response. Up until those final scenes the film is a well-craftedbut largely conventional topical drama, with lots of predictablebonding between Foster and her conscience stricken attorney KellyMcGillis. But the attack itself, teasingly saved until the final reel,is so graphic and degrading it obliterates the memory of everythingthat happened earlier. The scene is pure exploitation, but it serves apurpose, putting audiences in the same, ugly position as the cheeringonlookers in the bar, who in many ways were even guiltier than therapists themselves.