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Swing Vote (1999)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  19 April 1999 (USA)
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A new appointee suddenly finds himself the center of attention as his other eight justices have split their votes down the middle on a case involving a woman who is charged with murder ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph Michael Kirkland
Will Dunn
Chief Justice
Justice Clore Cawley
Daniel Morissey
Justice Sara Marie Brandwynne
Justice Harlan Greene
Justice Hank Banks
Justice Eli MacCorckle
Justice Benjamin 'Rip' Ripley
Virginia Mapes
Linda Kirkland
Tracey Ellis ...
Marley Terrell


A new appointee suddenly finds himself the center of attention as his other eight justices have split their votes down the middle on a case involving a woman who is charged with murder after she had an abortion. Garcia refuses to make a rapid decision and studies all sides before rendering his opinion. Written by John Sacksteder <>

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19 April 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El quiebre de la ley  »

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Excellent & riveting movie !!
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This movie was EXCELLENT......of course I am a woman with a thankful knowing that we need a pro-choice court protect womens health rights. This movie is an excellent depiction of the grim possibilities without such protection. The closing speech Any Garcia makes is remarkable & TRUE!! Our country is in a sad state when the Catholic idea logy seeks to control and deprive women of their right to their own choice about their health and child bearing. Our country is founded on FREEDOMS.of speech.and our right to our own personal choice to bear or not bear children would remain our personal right. Other are not forced to have an abortion...why do they seek to stop those who do??? I'm looking to by a copy !!

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