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Choices (1986)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  17 February 1986 (USA)
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Evan Granger
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Marisa Granger
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Terry Granger
Laurie Kennedy ...
Ellen
Steven Flynn ...
Scott
Nancy Allison ...
Norma
Daliah Novak ...
Janet (as Daliah Bache)
Kirsten Bishop ...
Dana (as Kirsten Bishopric)
Nicholas A. Bourdon ...
Aaron
Catherine Colney ...
Clinic Woman
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Caterer
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Clinic Staffer
Barbara Jones ...
Receptionist (as Barbara Ann Jones)
Terrence Labrosse ...
Dr. Williams
Mitch Martin ...
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A 19 year old girl suddenly finds herself pregnant. Not wanting to face motherhood or dealing with the consequences of a child, she contemplates an abortion without the knowledge of her boyfriend. However, her father, a retired 62 year old judge discovers her situation and is strongly opposed to abortion in principle. However, he soon finds he has to re-examine his own beliefs as his younger 38 year old second wife suddenly announces she is also pregnant. The two, when first married, agreed that there would be no additional children. This accidental pregnancy is unacceptable to the older man who cannot see him being involved in a young child's life. In the end, all three must make choices. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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by George, you're a fertile bunch
6 November 2002 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Melissa Gilbert is Terry Granger, the 19 year old law student daughter of 62 year old New York retired judge Evan (George C Scott) and his 38 year old wife former concert pianist Marisa (Jacqueline Bisset). Terry finds she is pregnant to her ex-boyfriend medical student Scott (Steven Flynn) and must face her father's objections to her having an abortion. The issue becomes complicated when Marisa too becomes pregnant.

Gilbert wears her wavy brown hair in a short triangle style and gives spunk to Terry as a rebellious teen. We see Terry swimming laps in a one-piece suit, wearing an American Rock Café waitress uniform, and dancing in a low-backed short slinky shiny black dress wearing glitter eye make-up. Although she can't match Scott's intensity, Gilbert tries hard, smiling at one of his jokes, and using an effective pause before answering a question. She is vulnerable when telling Scott about the pregnancy, and touching when crying with Marisa, though later she squeezes her eyes to force the tears.

The teleplay by Judith Parker includes pro-choice and the right-to-lifer's via picketing outside a clinic, and the treatment is free of cliché. Director David Lowell Rich uses an odd low angle for Terry's dancing, and presents Bisset unflatteringly. She doesn't embarrass herself opposite Scott, who is gruff and funny, but she does have a stream-of-consciousness monologue in a church that she strains to perform.


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