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The Accused No one younger than 18 may see an 18 film in a cinema.

Adults should be free to choose their own entertainment. Exceptions are most likely in the following areas:

  • where the material is in breach of the criminal law, or has been created through the commission of a criminal offence
  • where material or treatment appears to us to risk harm to individuals or, through their behaviour, to society. For example, the detailed portrayal of violent or dangerous acts, or of illegal drug use, which may cause harm to public health or morals. This may include portrayals of sadistic violence, rape or other non-consensual sexually violent behaviour
  • which make this violence look appealing; reinforce the suggestion that victims enjoy rape or other non-consensual sexually violent behaviour; or which invite viewer complicity in rape, other non-consensual sexually violent behaviour or other harmful violent activities
  • where there are more explicit images of sexual activity in the context of a sex work (see right) In the case of video works, which may be more accessible to younger viewers, intervention may be more frequent than for cinema films.

BBFC


1989
18
17th February
The Accused

Directed by

Jonathan Kaplan

Starring

Kelly McGillis
Jodie Foster
Bernie Coulson
Leo Rossi
Ann Hearn
Carmen Argenziano
Steve Antin
Tom O'Brien
Peter Van Norden
Terry David Mulligan
Woody Brown
Scott Paulin
Kim Kondrashoff
Stephen E. Miller
Tom Heaton
Andrew Kavadas
Tom McBeath
Rose Weaver
Linda Darlow
Veena Sood
Allan Lysell
Antony Holland
Kevin McNulty
Jerry Wasserman
Barney O'Sullivan
Christianne Hirt
Frances Flanagan
Marsha Andrews
Mike Winlaw
Pamela Martin
Walter Marsh
Deryl Hayes
E. Andrea Klann
Bryan Johnson
Dana Still
Denalda Williams
Babs Chula
Peter Bibby
Rebecca Toolan
Stephen Dimopoulos
Laurie O'Byrne
Freda Perry
John H. Cox
Jim Bedard
Kirsten Keane
David Sheridan
Garry Chalk
Garwin Sanford
Gloria Lee
Stephen Brent Lambert
Matt LaFleur
Michele Goodger
Scott Walden
Jim Browning
David Stark

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Movie details
UK total gross
£1,063,784
3013
The Accused
3014

UK BBFC Certificate: 18

Genres:
Crime
Drama
Box Office Breakdown
UK release date:

Highest chart position: 2

Weeks on box office: 7

Box Office Chart History
Date
Place
Week
Total
2N
£448,970
£448,970
3
£264,100
£713,070
6
£155,353
£868,423
8
£91,384
£959,807
9
£53,755
£1,013,562
10
£31,621
£1,045,183
12
£18,601
£1,063,784