18 certificateThe Accused is a Film programme that first aired in 1988 and has been classified a 18 certificate.

The Accused is a 4 star programme

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The Accused (1988)

Directed by
Jonathan Kaplan
William Dieterle

Jodie Foster won an Oscar for her performance as Sarah Tobias, a young woman who suffers the ordeal of multiple rape.

Although her attackers are convicted, their sentences are light because of her 'questionable character'. Enraged, she asks prosecutor Kathryn Murphy to take on a case against the men who goaded on her attackers. Murphy, at first reluctant, slowly becomes convinced that Tobias deserves justice and in tense courtroom scenes, tries to persuade the jury to bring in guilty verdicts in Jonathan Kaplan's tense, moving drama.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 100 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1988

4/5 Stars

Classification: 18 Certificate

Production Country: USA/Canada

Filmed in Colour


Kelly McGillis...Kathryn Murphy
Image for Jodie FosterJodie Foster...Sarah Tobias
Bernie Coulson...Ken Joyce
Leo Rossi...Cliff 'Scorpion' Albrect
Ann Hearn...Sally Fraser
Image for Carmen ArgenzianoCarmen Argenziano...D.A. Paul Rudolph
Steve Antin...Bob Joiner
Tom O'Brien...Larry
Peter Van Norden...Attorney Paulsen
Terry David Mulligan...Lt. Duncan
Woody Brown...Danny
Scott Paulin...Attorney Ben Wainwright
Kim Kondrashoff...Kurt
Stephen E. Miller...Polito
Tom Heaton...Bartender Jesse