Set in a Fascistic future America, The Handmaid's Tale tells the story of Kate, a handmaid. In this America, the religious right has taken over and gone hog-wild. Kate is a criminal, guilty of the crime of trying to escape from the US, and is sentenced to become a Handmaid. The job of a Handmaid is to bear the children of the man to whom she is assigned. After ruthless group training by Aunt Lydia in the proper way to behave, Kate is assigned as Handmaid to the Commander. Kate is attracted to Nick, the Commander's chauffeur. At the same time, a resistance movement begins to challenge the regime. Written by
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When Kate goes into Nick's apartment for the first time, she hangs her coat on the coat rack but in the next shot it's shown hanging over the back of a chair. See more
We pledge allegiance to the Bible. The Old Testament shall be our sole and only Constitution.
Written by Willie Nelson
Published by Tree Publishing Co, Inc.
Performed by Patsy Cline
Courtesy of MCA Records See more