Sarah Tobias (Jodie Foster) was raped in a bar, but her attackers went free. Outraged by this turn of events, Sarah goes to Deputy District Attorney Kathryn Murphy (Kelly McGillis) for assistance. Sarah decides to go after the men who stood by and cheered the rape on.

One of the most controversial movies of the 80s, Jodie Foster won her first Academy Award for the role of Sarah Tobias.