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Rain Without Thunder (1992)

PG-13 | | Drama, Sci-Fi | 5 February 1993 (USA)
It's the year 2042 and the threat is real...women are going to prison for terminating their pregnancies. An investigating reporter is determined to reveal the truth behind the convictions.

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Beverly Goldring
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Iona Morris ...
Andrea Murdoch
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Jeremy Tanner
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Jonathan Garson
Ali Thomas ...
Allison Goldring
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Spencer Goldring
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Piper Goldring
Heather Lilly ...
Micka Goldring
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Author Max Sinclair
Helen Lloyd Breed ...
Alice Kappelhoff
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Abra Russell (as Katherine Selverstone)
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Walker Point Warden
Charles E. Gerber ...
Grover Cole
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'Baby Bomb' Prisoner
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It's the year 2042 and the threat is real...women are going to prison for terminating their pregnancies. An investigating reporter is determined to reveal the truth behind the convictions.

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Eső mennydörgés nélkül  »

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Steve Zahn's film debut. See more »

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If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom and yet avoid confrontation, are people who want crops without plowing up the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning; they want the ocean without the roar of its waters - Frederick Douglass See more »

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Probably closer than you think
5 March 2002 | by (Northern California) – See all my reviews



Sure, this film, like "Bob Roberts" and some others I could name, indulges in a bit of preaching-to-the-choir... But, then, one could argue that the drivel they peddle on CBN and those inane Tim LaHaye books do the exact same thing, for the Church Lady Crowd. What's truly scary about this film isn't its absurdity, but rather its plausibility- some of this would doubtless become reality if certain forces and groups in our society had their way. Our modern world is full of examples of once relatively progressive, modern secular states that fell into extreme repression at the hands of religious fanatics. Afghanistan is only the most blatant, recent example. For those who are "pro-life", but maybe haven't thought through the full implications of enshrining their agenda into law, I would think this film raises some pretty pertinent questions, like- would an IUD, which can prevent the implantation of a fertilized egg, be considered a "murder weapon"? Will women have to be locked up to insure that they don't commit "crimes" against their fetuses? Just how will the legal apparatus deal with regulating the sex lives and reproductive systems of millions of Americans? It's all well and good to talk about "saving the babies", but these questions will invariably come up if the radical right is able to implement it's plan of making abortion (and, for some "pro-life" groups, all forms of birth control) a crime. Everyone should see this movie. It's not a "liberal's nightmare", it's the nightmare of everyone who doesn't want Big Brother hanging out in their bodies and bedrooms.


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