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.
R (adult situations/language, violence)
Action & Adventure , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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MGM Home Entertainment

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Debra Winger
as Cathy Weaver
Tom Berenger
as Gary Simmons
John Heard
as Michael Carnes
Betsy Blair
as Gladys Simmons
John Mahoney
as Shorty
Albert Hall
as Al Sanders
David Clennon
as Jack Carpenter
Richard Libertini
as Sam Kraus
Maria Valdez
as Rachel Simmons
Brian Bosak
as Joey Simmons
Alan Wilder
as Duffin
Clifford A. Pellow
as Reverend Russell Johnson
Tim Jerome
as Jud/Bartender
Howard Storey
as Engineer
Bill Dow
as Man at Gate
Fred Keating
as Carpenter's Aide
Dan Conway
as Man with Glasses
Will Zahrn
as Man in 30's
Bob Herron
as Bank Guard
Mimi Bensinger
as Radio Caller
Bill Corsair
as Radio Caller
Shawn Schepps
as Betty Jo
Wally Marsh
as Bureau Chief
Ed Johnson
as Band Member
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Critic Reviews for Betrayed

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

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

Full Review… | June 12, 2013
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

A heavy slog of a political thriller.

Full Review… | April 13, 2014
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Riveting and powerful portrait of white supremacists and their virulent doctrine of hate.

Full Review… | July 15, 2003
Spirituality and Practice

Some of it's laughably over-the-top, but Gavras works wonders within the formulaic story

February 21, 2003

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June 30, 2005

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July 27, 2004

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. Well 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
Wahida K

Super Reviewer

Not bad, just not good.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer

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

jay nixon
jay nixon

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