The Accused (1988)
Directed by Jonathan Kaplan
Starring Kelly McGillis, Jodie Foster and Bernie Coulson
This is cinema’s most famous rape scene, where Jodie Foster is held down and assaulted on a pinball machine by a gang of drunk men in a bar one night.
Getting credit for tackling the taboo subject of rape in a big-budget mainstream movie, The Accused catapulted Jodie Foster onto Hollywood’s ‘A-list’ although it took a well-acted, graphic rape scene to get her there.
Playing slutty Sarah Tobias, Jodie is powerless to fight off several randy men after things go too far and some harmless flirting turns into a viscous gang rape.