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Swing Vote (1999)

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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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 <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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engaged attempt
1 December 2000 | by (Austria) – See all my reviews

This film is an engaged attempt to bring the over-emotionalized arguments pro and against abortion to a plausible, well-balanced and very well formulated compromise. The fact that Andy Garcia - especially because he is a man and the father of three children - lent his name and work to this subject makes him very sympathetic to me.

This film is surely not a court thriller as it is indicated on the cover of the video. However, it manages to show the godlike judges of Supreme Court and their work at their human sides. (good actors!) The story - I have to admit - has its weak points (especially the private life of Judge Kirkland really is sob-stuff). The music is rather annoying.

So, if you want to see a brilliant and gripping story do not waste your time by watching "Swing Vote".

But, if you are interested on the legal side of the problem of abortion, if you want to hear Andy Garcia sing, if you want to see him wearing well-cut, but rather conservative suits, if you want to see his marvellous dark eyes watching fatherly over a really sweet girl's sleep or if you just need a good film to watch while ironing or writing your Christmas cards, go for it.


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