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If These Walls Could Talk (1996)

The movie examines the abortion issue through three stories set in different eras: 1952, 1974 and 1996.

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Cast

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Claire Donnelly (segment "1952")
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Mary Donnelly (segment "1952")
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Becky Donnelly (segment "1952")
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Nurse Jenny Ford (segment "1952")
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Dr. Kramer (segment "1952")
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Jim Donnelly (segment "1952")
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Audrey (segment "1952")
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Tom (segment "1952")
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Young Nurse (segment "1952")
Marie DeCicco ...
Nurse Annie Ross (segment "1952")
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Louise (segment "1952")
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Margaret (segment "1952")
Annie Weldon ...
Nurse (segment "1952")
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Painter (segment "1952")
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Storyline

A trilogy of stories set in the same house, but with different occupants and spanning over 40 years, deals with various women and moral crisis over unexpected pregnancies and their choice of abortion. In 1952, when abortion was illegal, a nurse deals with her unexpected pregnancy and takes drastic measures to get one. In 1974 a family housewife with four children discovers that she's pregnant and decides she can't handle another child to raise. In 1996, a pregnant college student decides on an abortion, but doesn't realize the means to go through to get one. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for realistic depiction of abortions, a graphic shooting and some language | See all certifications »

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13 October 1996 (USA)  »

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The film takes place in 1952, 1974 and 1996. See more »

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References Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) See more »

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Waited So Long
Written and Performed by Carly Simon
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A HEART WRENCHING MUST SEE
19 September 1998 | by (Oklahoma City, OK) – See all my reviews

This is a heart wrenching movie that examines the paths that separate women throughout the years (1950's to present) take when faced with an unexpected pregnancy. Regardless of where on the abortion spectrum you fall this is a must see. I would not recommend this as a child appropriate movie(especially for children under about age 12) unless you and your child are going to sit down and discuss what happens in this movie.


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