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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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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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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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Holds the record as HBO's highest-rated original movie. See more »

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Referenced in Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Bundt Friday (1996) See more »

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American Woman
Written by Randy Bachman, Burton Cummings, Jim Kale and Gary Peterson
Performed by The Guess Who
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Hard-hitting and gut-wrenching
13 January 2002 | by (Pennsylvania, USA) – See all my reviews

"If These Walls Could Talk" is one of the most powerful films I've ever seen in my life. It is divided into 3 segments: 1) 1950s - Demi Moore plays a woman who must either face becoming the town tramp or getting an abortion; 2) 1970s - Sissy Spacek is a woman forced to choose between losing her lifelong dream or terminating her pregnancy; and 3) 1990s - Anne Heche must come to terms with her own choices amidst a world of hate. All 3 parts are brilliant, each very special in its own way. Demi Moore gives a terrific performance in her role. Sissy Spacek is equally impressive. However, the greatest deal of my praise must go to the '90s portion. Anne Heche is absolutely incredible. Cher also appears as the abortion doctor, as well as directs this part. The ending is so shocking and disturbing that it will leave every viewer breathless. That being said, this film is not for the light of heart. But if you are seeking a well-made movie with a shining cast, "If These Walls Could Talk" is for you.


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