I am aware of the brutal impact of the previous sentence. They ask several times for Joyce's testimony to be reread to them. Advertisement The other current in the film is equally interesting. The other guys in the back room begin to cheer and chant and egg him on, and when he is finished they push another guy forward, and then another. Her injuries require hospitalization, during which Murphy visits her.
The studio was looking for a bankable actress who could sell the film. And then things get out of hand. Sarah rams a after recognizing its driver as one of the patrons from the bar who had been cheering during the rape, and being outraged by his crude proposition of her. She is very talented and she and Kelly M. As a result, she is gang-raped by three men. Assistant Kathryn Murphy is assigned to the rape case. In a sense, the movie is about the relationship between these two women, one an articulate lawyer, the other an inarticulate, angry alcoholic who sometimes lacks the words for the things she feels.
One of the interesting choices in the screenplay by was to make it so hard for the Foster character to express herself, so that when she speaks we can almost feel each word being wrung out of her emotions. After this, Murphy decides to prosecute the men who cheered the rape for criminal. There were almost no movies where the subject of the movie is rape. Foster's performance was highly acclaimed, and marked her breakthrough into adult roles earning numerous accolades including the. Kaplan wanted the rape victim character to be front and center with the lawyer, while the script also had the pool table similar from the real life incident , but the producers were concerned of being sued, so it was changed to a pinball machine.
She herself has admitted that she does not remember filming the scene and completely blacked-out and broke blood vessels in her right eye from crying during shooting of the scene. She stated that she would have retired from acting had The Accused followed suit. The district attorney on her case thinks that although Sarah Sarah had taken drugs that night and behave inappropriate, there is no reason for her to be raped and so the three culprits must be brought to justice. Set in , but filmed in , , Canada, it is loosely based on the and the resulting trial which received national coverage. Foster viewed the film as a last ditch effort to give her acting career a much needed boost.
The drunken fraternity boys and townies who climb on the furniture and chant and cheer are accessories to rape, although our society sometimes has difficulty in understanding that. Sarah testifies that she was raped. Reviewers praised the film's audacity as well authenticity of the portrayal of subject matter and was lauded for being the first film to deal with the horrors of rape and its aftermath on the victim's life. Sarah's friend Sally, a at the bar where the rape took place, picks three men out of a line-up as those who encouraged the attackers. It was released in on October 14, 1988 by and was highly controversial upon release, mostly due to its graphic representation of. The gives the film an approval rating of 95% based on 20 reviews, with an average rating of 8.
But the words were carefully chosen, because sometimes they reflect the unspoken suspicions of officials in the largely male judicial system. It is a form of imprisonment. Foster, who had recently graduated from and didn't make any successful film during her time at school, wasn't the fruitful choice for the producers. It's a very tough subject. In conference, the assistant D. She had taken a sabbatical from Hollywood to attend Yale, which was prolonged due to 's assassination attempt on President which he carried out as a means to impress Foster with whom he had obsessed after seeing her in in March 1981.
In the film Sarah Tobias, a young waitress is gang-raped by three men at a local bar. She was raped, brutally, repeatedly, in front of many witnesses. College student Kenneth Joyce , a friend of one of the rapists, testifies to watching the rape before he made a call to notify police. The film explores the themes of , , , , and. 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. Contrarily, the male actors were overwhelmingly upset. One night she has a fight with her live-in boyfriend, who is a drug dealer.
The film premiered at the in 1989, where it competed for the. Then she meets Kathryn Murphy , the assistant district attorney who will handle her case. All Rights Reserved Disclaimer: This site bmovies. No, Stop, Don't, these words do not mean, well, I ask for it. She acknowledged at the time of film's release that she had survived an attack and rape, in 1982. Storyline: Sarah Tobias goes to her local bar and is gang-raped by three men.