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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Ed Kaplan (story) and
Clifford Campion (story) ...
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Release Date:
5 April 1993 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
It's either their jobs or their own children. A shocking true story.
Plot:
A factory worker gets an ultimatum from her employer that she agree to be sterilized or be fired. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
compelling story and wonderful acting by ms perkins See more (2 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Elizabeth Perkins ... Sally Wheeler

Laura San Giacomo ... Jo Mandell

Charles Haid ... Hank

CCH Pounder ... Naomi Brinker

Gary Basaraba ... Roy Wheeler

Kelli Williams ... Erma

Michael O'Neill ... Clark Thompson

David Graf ... Miles

Colleen Camp ... Chris

Glenn Morshower

David Purdham ... Jim Davis
Hannah Eckstein ... Georgia
Jana Arnold ... Marjorie
Trey Ames ... Older Jody

Thomas Kopache ... Doctor Mason

Garette Ratliff Henson ... Younger Jody

Richard Riehle ... Dave Butler
William G. Schilling ... George Buelton
Jessie Jones ... Mrs. Gates

Matthew Glave ... Mike Yates

Lorna Scott ... Young Woman
John Lehne ... Eugene Hansen
Peggy Doyle ... Leona

Hansford Rowe ... Dr. Gordon Barnes
Lawrence Gamble ... McCade Lawyer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dana Elcar ... Sally's father (uncredited)

T.W. Reed ... Hank's associate (uncredited)

Directed by
Ed Kaplan 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Ed Kaplan (story) and
Clifford Campion (story)

Ed Kaplan (teleplay)

Produced by
Jon Avnet .... executive producer
C. Tad Devlin .... line producer
Martin Huberty .... co-producer
Jordan Kerner .... executive producer
Phyllis Rossheim .... producer
 
Original Music by
J.A.C. Redford 
 
Cinematography by
William Wages 
 
Film Editing by
Sabrina Plisco  (as Sabrina Plisco-Morris)
 
Casting by
Reuben Cannon 
 
Production Design by
Stephen Storer 
 
Set Decoration by
Robin Peyton 
 
Costume Design by
Patricia Wolfe 
 
Makeup Department
David Atherton .... key special makeup effects
Julie Hewett .... key makeup artist
Candace Wessinger .... hair stylist
Scott Williams .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
C. Tad Devlin .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter C. Graupner .... second assistant director
Stephen Lofaro .... first assistant director (as Steve Lofaro)
Peter Merwin .... second second assistant director
Michael Smidt .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Alex Alarcon .... carpenter
Tom Altobello .... assistant property master
Patrik Alven .... assistant props
Brad Brinkman .... carpenter
Hernan Camacho .... art swing gang
Don Cinderella .... set dresser
Jacques DeGroot .... art swing gang
Dana Delfs .... art department assistant
Kate Graham .... scenic artist
Nathan Haas .... construction supervisor
Todd Jared .... carpenter
Guillermo San Jose .... carpenter
David Libow .... construction foreman
Ross Silverman .... art swing gang
Chris Ubick .... property master
Greg Wilson .... painter
 
Sound Department
Gary Alexander .... sound re-recording mixer
Dennis Kirk .... sound re-recording mixer
Anthony Mazzei .... supervising sound editor
Ed Novick .... production sound mixer
Brad Sherman .... sound re-recording mixer
Bill Sherry .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Larry Fioritto .... special effects
 
Stunts
Marian Green .... stunt double
Marian Green .... stunts
Bobbie Timberlake .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tom Barrett .... key grip
Mike Clayton .... dolly grip
Kevin Connors .... grip
Paul Cowdin .... grip
Skelly Cummings .... grip
Shane Davis .... electrician
Ian Dodd .... first assistant camera
David Dowell .... rigging gaffer
James 'Dunney' Dunn .... camera production assistant
James 'Dunney' Dunn .... video assist operator
Jeff Durling .... best boy electric
Don Geronimo .... grip
Jack M. Guberman .... electrician
Stephen N. Habl .... electrician
Kevin Hahn .... electrician
Charles A. Harris .... best boy grip
Stuart Kiehl .... camera operator: "b" camera
Margaret Lane .... electrician
Jason Matlin .... electrician
Tully McCulloch .... gaffer
Meila Penn .... still photographer
Bradford Reed .... assistant camera: "b" camera
Alexander Salazar .... grip (as Alex Salazar)
Michael Scott .... electrician
Charles M. Smallwood .... grip
Mike Staley .... second assistant camera
Don Telles .... grip
Don Tellis .... grip
 
Casting Department
Bill Dance .... extras casting
David Giella .... casting associate
Terrence Harris .... extras casting
Lesa Shapiro .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nancy Collini .... on-set costumer
Melinda Eshelman .... on-set costumer
Susan Kistler .... costume supervisor
Susanna Puisto .... on-set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Wayne Hampton .... colorist
Scott Janush .... assistant film editor
 
Music Department
Michael T. Ryan .... supervising music editor
 
Transportation Department
Larry Anderson .... driver
Loren Anderson .... transportation captain
Gary Crawford .... driver
Richard B. Darling .... driver
William Dawson .... driver (as Will Dawson)
Larry Fee .... driver
Kenny Jernberg .... driver
Oliver Owens .... driver
Ken Peterson .... transportation coordinator
Larry Peterson .... driver
Beverly Ann Steffens .... driver
Skip Steffens .... driver
Larry Stelling .... driver
 
Other crew
Arthur Abelson .... production assistant
Joseph Bauer .... teacher
Miles Ciletti .... set coordinator
Dave Clark .... production assistant
Mick Dalrymple .... assistant production coordinator
Paula M. Endara .... assistant: Mr. Huberty
Bernie Granados .... first aid
Mike Kananack .... production assistant
Nickole Kerner .... assistant: Mr. Kaplan
Valorie Keys .... assistant: Mr. Avnet
Susan Kunkel .... first aid
Kimberly Lively .... assistant craft service
Carrie Lucas .... dance consultant
Kathy Menzies .... assistant: Mr. Kerner
Marilou Miller .... stand-in
Phil Morini .... stand-in
Leslie A. Morrow .... assistant location manager
Connie Papineau .... script supervisor
Scott Schofield .... production assistant
Barbara Spitz .... production coordinator
Larry Stelling .... set mechanic
Timothy Webber .... production assistant
Adrienne Woodard .... craft service
Phillips Wylly Jr. .... location manager
 

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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
compelling story and wonderful acting by ms perkins, 9 March 2004
Author: P3charmed from az

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

I've just seen this move on Lifetime tonight and could not have been more pleased. The acting is amazing for a tv movie and tells a story thats both upsetting and empowering. SPOILER

The story is set in rural texas, and is the story of a group of young women who, due to company policy, must sterillize themselves to keep their jobs. One by one each woman goes through with the operation. After only a few months, their division is terminated and all the women are without jobs, and with out their birthing rights aswell. They hire a New York lawyer and take the company to court, where they are laughed at and given a lame excuse for a settlement. 7 years later the women are still fighting to pass a law to protect females birthing rights in the work place.

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