Rain Without Thunder (1992)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Sci-Fi  |  5 February 1993 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Beverly Goldring
Iona Morris ...
Andrea Murdoch
Jeremy Tanner
Jonathan Garson
Ali Thomas ...
Allison Goldring
Spencer Goldring
Piper Goldring
Heather Lilly ...
Micka Goldring
Author Max Sinclair
Helen Lloyd Breed ...
Alice Kappelhoff
Abra Russell (as Katherine Selverstone)
Walker Point Warden
Charles E. Gerber ...
Grover Cole
Bahni Turpin ...
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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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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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a novel approach to a familiar debate
29 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In the year 2042 a young college student is arrested with her mother under a new law charging them with 'fetal kidnapping', after flying to Sweden to terminate the girl's pregnancy. The set up might suggest nothing more than a thinly veiled pro-choice propaganda lecture, but the remarkably even-handed approach to a volatile subject helps make it one of the more provocative dramas in quite a while. First-time writer director Gary Bennett set himself a demanding task by designing the film to look like a documentary-in-progress, with the issues set forth through candid interviews with family, friends, lawyers, legislators, and so forth. The challenge was to write talking-head monologues that had to sound unscripted, and direct a cast of recognizable faces to look as unrehearsed as possible. The ominous music cues don't suit the mock-documentary format, and some of the pro-life fundamentalists are a little too unspeakably inhuman, but for the most part the film is a fascinating blend of science fiction with social fact, offering a compelling speculation into an all-too plausible near-future scenario.

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