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Midwives (2001)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Crime  |  2 April 2001 (USA)
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A midwife in rural Vermont is wrongly accused of murder in the death of one of her patients by the woman's husband.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sibyl Danforth
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Stephen Hastings
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Rand Danforth
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Constance 'Connie' Danforth
Peter Dvorsky
Paul Hecht
Susannah Hoffmann ...
Charlotte Bedford
Cliff Saunders ...
Asa Bedford
Elva Mai Hoover ...
OB Gyn Doctor
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Cheryl Visco
Lindsay Collins ...
Wanda Purington
Murray Oliver ...
Caleb Purington
Stephen Hunter ...
Leland Rhodes
Bruce McFee ...
Tuttle
Terry V. Hart ...
Richard Tilley
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It's a cold and stormy night, and in a house in rural Vermont, midwife Sibyl Danforth is, together with the father and an assistant, in the middle of a homebirth. As time passes, the woman in labor meets with difficulties and Sibyl concludes that it would be preferable for the woman to deliver her baby in the hospital. Though a dead telephone line and bad weather prevents Sibyl from going anywhere. Black ice and a persisten snowstorm makes transportation an impossibility. Early in the morning, the woman dies from what they believe to be a stroke and in all the chaos, Sibyl promptly decides to do a C-section to save the baby. The baby survives, but the mother is dead and tragedy is obvious. Yet, it's only going to get worse for Sibyl as her assistant is certain that the woman was still alive when Sibyl performed the C-section. Sibyl is charged with manslaughter, brought before the court and her life is and will forever be changed. Written by Angelica

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She helps bring life into this world. Now she needs help with her own.

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For a TV-film, it's well-made.
13 May 2003 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

I read the book "Midwives" and because of that, I was curious to see the film. And I can't say that I'm disappointed. The film's strength is the solid and very good acting achievements. Especially Sissy Spacek is great in the lead role as Sibyl Danforth. She gets steady support from Peter Coyote, Alison Pill as well as Terry Kinney. The script and the directing is nothing outstanding, but it is without a doubt stable. While I did enjoy the film, I, at the same time, also got a feeling that it was rushed. It felt as though every scene was just a quick touch on something, and then it was over to something else. But on the whole, this film is worth seeing. It does deal with an interesting subject and it comes with a twist in the end. For a TV-film, it's well-made. I also recommend you to read the book.


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