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The Accused Movie Trivia

The Accused Trivia

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Jodie Foster stars as Sarah Tobias, who receives too much unwanted attention

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Film facts for the 1988 Drama movie starring Jodie Foster, Kelly McGillis, Bernie Coulson More Cast


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Thanks to Victoria Lasecchia
It is alleged that Kelly McGillis was actually assaulted in real life and that is why she agreed to do the film.
Thanks to Allen Karakatsanis
I recall reading that originally Kelly McGillis was asked to do the role Foster played, but decided for personal reasons she would rather be the lawyer instead!
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This was one of Foster's first major roles since her time in college. Out of the gate with both barrels blazing, she won an Oscar and Golden Globe for her portrayal of Sarah Tobias. She shortly followed-up with a second defining role... Clarice Starling in "Silence Of The Lambs".
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This movie was apparently based on a real-life incident that took place in Massachusetts.
Thanks to Stephanie
Jodie Foster won a well deserved Golden Globe for this role.
Thanks to Amy Taylor
Steve Antin who played the college boy who was one of the rapists is the brother of Jonathan Antin, the famed hairstylist from the show "Blow Out". They REALLY look alike!!
Thanks to C. G. Ley
Steve Antin was also in Goonies" and "Last American Virgin". He always seemed to play a great jerk.
Thanks to gregg rush
The movie is based on a real life crime that took place in a bar in New Bedford, Ma called Big Dan's.
Thanks to Beena1
Linda Hamilton, Melanie Griffith, Daryl Hannah, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Joan Cusack, Tatum O'Neal, Molly Ringwald and Jennifer Connelly all apparently turned down the role of Sarah...
Thanks to Beena1
Brian De Palma was originally assigned to direct The Accused.
Thanks to Beena1
Upon seeing a pre-screening of The Accused, Jodie Foster thought her performance as Sarah Tobias was so awful that she immediately began preparing for and taking the GRE's for graduate school. She was prepared to leave her film career behind and focus on academia.

...Until she won the Academy Award for her performance.



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There's often fake stuff floating round, y'know? -Like the 'ghost boy' that can allegedly be seen in "Three Men And A Baby".




But, nothing bogus that we know yet for "The Accused".
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