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The character: Sarah Tobias, a working-class woman who is considered promiscuous
The peril: Sarah has a fight with her live-in boyfriend, who is a drug dealer. She goes to a bar, drinks too much, does an erotic dance on a jukebox and begins flirting with a patron. She is brutally ganged-raped at the bar -- her attackers are cheered on by drunken frat boys and townies. The assistant district attorney (Kelly McGillis) who is assigned to her case discovers the many skeletons in Sarah's closet and agrees to reduced charges to "aggravated assault," despite Sarah's shock and feeling of betrayal. Sarah persuades the assistant D.A. to take the men who goaded on the rapists in the bar to trial. The film's tag line: "The first scream was for help. The second is for justice."