Betrayed (1988)


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Set in Iowa, Betrayed stars Debra Winger as an FBI agent who infiltrates a Klanlike white supremacist organization. Allegedly a woman of intelligence and perception, Winger throws caution and logic to the winds when she falls in love with local farmer Tom Berenger. Much to her surprise Berenger turns out to be the most rabid racist of all.

Rating: R (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By: , , , , , , ,
Written By: Joe Eszterhas
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On DVD: Mar 7, 2000
MGM Home Entertainment


as Cathy Weaver

as Gary Simmons

as Michael Carnes

as Gladys Simmons

as Shorty

as Al Sanders

as Jack Carpenter

as Sam Kraus

as Rachel Simmons

as Joey Simmons

as Duffin

as Reverend Russell Joh...

as Jud/Bartender

as Engineer

as Man at Gate

as Carpenter's Aide

as Man with Glasses

as Man in 30's

as Bank Guard

as Radio Caller

as Radio Caller

as Betty Jo

as Bureau Chief

as Band Member
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Critic Reviews for Betrayed

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (8)

The filmmakers end up with a jarring, often suspenseful movie that, ultimately, misses the mark.

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Orlando Sentinel
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Chicago Sun-Times
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Chicago Reader
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Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for Betrayed

I dont know if it was me but I had the feeling well please dont get me wrong, but there are actors who are really great at playing the character Tom Berenger had in the Movie, but Tom Berenger`s acting in this Movie was really scaring. I mean it was like he was not acting, if it was himself.

It is sickening for me to hear small Children Swear so badly in the Movies. It was Pervert how the 6 years old little girl abused the Brothers and Jews. I was speechless.

I had the feeling the Message is for all "None American and other race than whites" to be aware of, "we are everywhere."

I dont know perhaps I missinterpreted the Movie Message, what I doubt.

Very catchy topic. Sad fact is that these things are still happening and they are out of control. It is easier to look away but if they are right under our nose, we cannt deny or ignore and when some of us belong to the other side it is worster.
If anyone thinks this Movie is "Inspiring" that person is just too disturbed I AM SORRY BUT HOW CAN ANY ONE FIND A MOVIE LIKE THIS "INSPIRING AND TOUCHING"?!! unless well...
I thought I have seen everything. I was wrong.

Wahida K

Super Reviewer

If the script had matched Debra Winger's performance it would be a five star rating.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer


Films like this appeared on a weekly basis in the eighties. They were easily forgotten on leaving the theatre. I hope Debra winger and Tom Berenger were paid well.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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