I just saw 'THE ACCUSED' on T.V. and let me say it's outstanding! Storywise,actingwise, directionwise; and yes, it is very convincing. Even today in many places rape victims are questioned in such a way that it seems it was all there fault they were raped - they become 'the accused'! And that's one big message this picture imprints on your mind. The rape victim is the victim even if her clothing or past or promiscuous behaviour indirectly provokes the rapists. Foster and McGillis are awesome and the latter too deserved an Oscar for her performance! Kudos to whoever inspired this drama from real life!