History Film / TheAccused

12th Jul '16 9:05:27 PM Mdumas43073
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A 1988 film starring JodieFoster 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. ''The Accused'' was one of the first Hollywood films to deal with rape in a direct manner.

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A 1988 drama film directed by Tom Topor, starring JodieFoster Creator/JodieFoster and Kelly [=McGillis=], and 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. ''The Accused'' was one of the first Hollywood films to deal with rape in a direct manner.
25th Jan '16 6:31:20 PM jeffreyloonychen
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* FreakOut: Sarah after running into one of the guys who cheered the rapists on and he verbally abuses her ("Wanna play pinball?"). She reacts by driving her car into his truck several times.

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* FreakOut: Sarah after running into one of the guys who cheered the rapists on and he verbally abuses her ("Wanna play pinball?").pinball?") just to gloat how he undergo KarmaHoudini for her rape. She reacts by driving her car into his truck several times.



* JerkAss: Sarah's boyfriend could count as one, asking her when she'll "get over this" after she dismisses his advances, saying that "this is getting ''boring''". Brought UpToEleven with the guy with the scorpion tattoo who cheered the rapists on.

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* JerkAss: {{Jerkass}}: Sarah's boyfriend could count as one, asking her when she'll "get over this" after she dismisses his advances, saying that "this is getting ''boring''". Also, one of their spats is what led Sarah to attend at the bar where she would be eventually raped. Brought UpToEleven with the guy with the scorpion tattoo who cheered the rapists on.on and then gloat after running into and recognizing Sarah on how he got away with cheering the rapists.
20th Aug '15 11:23:28 PM Fireblood
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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: The guys playing the rapists were disturbed during shooting the rape scene; Jodie Foster had to reassure them repeatedly that she's okay.

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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: The guys playing the rapists were disturbed during shooting the rape scene; Jodie Foster had to reassure them repeatedly that she's she was okay.
20th May '15 5:05:19 PM nombretomado
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Foster won an AcademyAward for her role.

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Foster won an AcademyAward UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for her role.
14th Apr '15 6:47:31 AM RushLimborg
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* SeinfeldianConversation: Sarah converses with Kathryn over what the latter's astrology symbol is. It's indicated she's trying to reach out to someone after the incident.

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* SeinfeldianConversation: Sarah repeatedly converses with Kathryn over what the latter's astrology symbol is. It's indicated she's trying to reach out to someone after the incident.
14th Apr '15 6:39:02 AM RushLimborg
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* JerkassWoobie: Kurt, the last of the rapists, is initially shocked and disgusted at being invited to participate, but the taunts and shouts of encouragement make him snap and join in.
14th Apr '15 6:38:48 AM RushLimborg
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* JerkassWoobie: Kurt, the last of the rapists, is initially shocked and disgusted at being invited to participate, but the taunts and shouts of encouragement make him snap and join in.
14th Apr '15 5:55:37 AM RushLimborg
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* HollywoodLaw: When one of the rapists is arrested and his rights are read, the "one phone call" line is dropped.

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* HollywoodLaw: When one of the rapists is arrested and his rights are read, the "one phone call" "OnePhoneCall" line is dropped.
14th Apr '15 5:53:43 AM RushLimborg
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* HollywoodLaw: When one of the rapists is arrested and his rights are read, the "one phone call" line is dropped.
14th Apr '15 5:49:02 AM RushLimborg
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* NotIfTheyEnjoyedItRationalization: The argument made by the man with the scorpion tattoo who cheered on the rape. Of course, the fact that Sarah ''didn't'' enjoy it is just one of the issues at hand, here....
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