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Director:
Writers:
Susan Cuscuna (written by) and
Robin Le Chanu (written by) ...
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Release Date:
8 December 1996 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A drama about the evaporation of our rights in America. Margaret operates the only abortion clinic in Madison... See more » | Add synopsis »
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the right to life. the urge to kill. See more (1 total) »

Cast

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Betty Buckley ... Dr. Margaret Ludlow

Pamela Reed ... Arlene

Diana Scarwid ... Diana

Terry Kinney ... Lloyd
Albert Schultz ... Andy

Dean McDermott ... Johnny

Jody Racicot ... Wayne

Jeffrey Donovan ... Randy
Liisa Repo-Martell ... Amy

Brian Kerwin ... Flood
Sarah Rosen Fruitman ... Belinda

Tabitha Lupien ... Becky
Cody Jones ... Bryan

Corey Sevier ... Bradley

Simon Reynolds ... David
Kirsten Kieferle ... Lucy
Sarah Veness ... Katie
Maxx Tissenbaum ... Sonny
Sophie Bennett ... Danette

John Blackwood ... Reverend Price
Gail Webster ... Sharon
Karen Gayle ... Tayisha
Cheryl Swarts ... Liliana

Jane Luk ... Patient #1
Heidi Verwey ... Patient #2
Patrick Galligan ... Handler
Shane Daly ... Cop #1

Jackie Laidlaw ... Burly Pro-Lifer
Arthur Eng ... Fat Man
Christine Brubaker ... Housewife
Dawn Roach ... Gay Woman
Trevor Bain ... Sincere Guy
Diego Fuentes ... College Kid
Marguerite Pigott ... Feminist

Ted Ludzik ... Pro-Lifer
Colleen Kane ... Protester
Martin Julien ... Red Faced Protester
Jackie Harris ... Angry Pro-Choicer
Ronn Sarosiak ... Beer Bellied Guy

Martin Roach ... A.T.F. Agent Smith
Arlene Mazerolle ... Denise

Kyrin Hall ... Prostitute
Kathryn Haggis ... Guard
Shakura S'Aida ... Mother

Lindsey Connell ... Leslie

David Fraser ... Frank
Bernard Browne ... Ronny
François Klanfer ... Dr. Schneider
Marcia Diamond ... Mrs. Schneider
Jack Newman ... Uncle Lenny
Jake Goldsbie ... Jonah

Allegra Fulton ... Teresa

Diana Reis ... Janelle
Jovanni Sy ... Doctor
Emanuel Arruda ... Young Man
Deborah Pollitt ... Ruby
Carolyn Scott ... Counsellor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jordan-Patrick Marcantonio ... Gay Man (uncredited)

Directed by
Claudia Weill 
 
Writing credits
Susan Cuscuna (written by) and
Robin Le Chanu (written by) (as Robin L. Green) &
Mitchell Burgess (written by)

Produced by
Andrew Adelson .... executive producer
Gary Adelson .... executive producer
Tracey Alexander .... producer
Renee Bishop .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Patrick Seymour 
 
Cinematography by
Lauro Escorel 
 
Film Editing by
Brent White 
 
Casting by
Tina Gerussi 
Beth Klein 
Alysa Wishingrad 
 
Production Design by
Lindsey Hermer-Bell 
 
Art Direction by
Edward Bonutto 
 
Set Decoration by
Megan Less 
 
Costume Design by
Martha Mann 
 
Makeup Department
Roger Dalgliesh .... key hair stylist
Debi Drennan .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Brian Gibson .... unit production manager
Tim King .... post-production supervisor
Patrick Whitley .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pazz Neglia .... third assistant director
Marek Posival .... second assistant director
Bruce Speyer .... first assistant director
Justine Whelan .... trainee assistant director
 
Art Department
John Archbell .... property master
Christopher Jenkins .... property assistant
Andrew Joyce .... set dresser
Andrew Kawczynski .... set dresser
Michael Mullins .... lead set dresser
David Sauder .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Javier Bennassar .... sound effects editor
Mary Erstad .... foley mixer
Sean Fahimian .... assistant sound editor
Alan Freedman .... adr mixer
Cormac Funge .... sound effects editor
Jason George .... assistant sound editor
Patrick Giraudi .... sound re-recording mixer
Phil Hadaway .... adr engineer
Catherine Harper .... foley artist
Thomas Hidderley .... production sound mixer
Dean Hovey .... sound effects editor
Dean Hovey .... supervising sound editor
Robert Jackson .... dialogue editor
David Mann .... foley editor
Derek Marcil .... adr mixer
Diane Marshall .... foley artist
Moshe Saadon .... boom operator
Jason Schmid .... sound re-recording mixer
Steve Scoville .... dialogue editor
Susan Shin .... adr supervisor
Lucy Sustar .... foley editor
Tom Tolvkmann .... foley editor
James A. Williams .... sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
Brock Jolliffe .... special effects coordinator
 
Stunts
Shane Cardwell .... stunt coordinator
Phil Chiu .... stunts
C.J. Fidler .... stunts
Erin Javis .... stunts
Len Wagner .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Nick Bacon .... dolly grip (as Nicholas Bacon)
John Colavecchia .... second assistant camera
Christian Drennan .... third grip
Brian Gedge .... camera operator
Mike Gillan .... electrician
Kevin Hollands .... generator operator
Leonard Mitalas .... camera trainee
Mark Pellar .... electrician
Andrew Pereszlenyi .... best boy electric
Rafy .... still photographer
Norman Smith .... key grip
Noel Verhoog .... first assistant camera
Scott Wenge .... best boy grip
Mark Woodley .... gaffer
 
Casting Department
Nike Abbott .... casting assistant: Toronto
David Aulicino .... casting associate: Los Angeles
Donna Dupere .... extras casting
Michelle Lank .... casting associate: Los Angeles
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sharon Purdy .... assistant costume designer
Robyn Rosenberg .... second assistant wardrobe
Anita Simard .... key wardrobe mistress
 
Editorial Department
David Bailey .... post-production coordinator
Camille Bourque .... assistant film editor
Roger La Prairie .... colorist
Cynthia Nicolella .... post-production coordinator
Chad Tomasoski .... post-production assistant
 
Location Management
Aine Furey .... location manager
Brandon Long .... location production assistant
Douglas Till .... assistant location manager
Christopher Welch .... location scout
 
Music Department
Susan Pilcher .... music coordinator
Spencer Proffer .... supervising music producer
 
Other crew
Sherry Bondy .... production coordinator
Barbara Gordon .... script supervisor
Tracey Rumack .... assistant production coordinator
Simone Stock .... assistant: Claudia Weill
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for language and depiction of an abortion procedure
Runtime:
88 min
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Certification:
Germany:12 | UK:15 (video premiere) | USA:R
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
the right to life. the urge to kill., 21 July 2005
Author: petershelleyau from Sydney, Australia

Although this made for TV movie reads as an ordinary take on the pro choice pro life debate over abortion, the teleplay does add dimension to the characters which changes them from being polemic representatives to flawed humans. Setting the crisis over the last abortion clinic - here called a women's health co-op - in the state at Easter is a nice touch. Statistics are included in the dialogue to an acceptable degree, and there are funny lines. To the pro lifers - "Their notion of life begins at conception and ends at birth". And a chant at the clinic battleground of "Keep your rosaries off my ovaries". There is also a parallel made between church wine and recreational wine, and the irony of the intolerance of the Christian Fundamentalists - who crack the hackneyed Adam and Steve line twice - is shown. Performances from pros like Pamela Reed, Diane Scarwid, and Betty Buckley - who has a lesser role - are all good.

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