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Lake of Fire (2006)

Unrated | | Documentary | 3 October 2007 (USA)
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A graphic documentary on both sides of the abortion debate.

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Bill Baird ...
Himself - Activist
Flip Benham ...
Himself - Director, Operation Rescue National
Dallas Blanchard ...
Himself - Professor of Sociology, University of West Florida
John Britton ...
Himself - Ladies Health Center, Pensacola (as Dr. John Britton)
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Himself - Republican Presidential Candidate
John Burt ...
Himself - Activist
Andrew Cabot ...
Himself - Activist
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Himself - Professor of Linguistics, MIT
Frederick Clarkson ...
Himself - Author
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Himself - Professor of Law, Harvard (as Alan Dershowitz)
Joycelyn Elders ...
Herself - Surgeon General, 1993-1994 (archive footage)
Kevin Fitzpatrick ...
Himself - Department of Sociology, University of Alabama (as Prof. Kevin Fitzpatrick)
Mary Lou Greenberg ...
Herself - Refuse and Resist
Michael F. Griffin ...
Himself - Convicted of Abortion Related Murder
David Gunn Jr. ...
Himself - Son of David Gunn
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A graphic documentary on both sides of the abortion debate.

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$2,559 (USA) (5 October 2007)

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Noam Chomsky: You are not going to get the answers from holy texts. You are not going to get the answers from biologists. These are matters of human concern that have to be discussed seriously...
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Brilliant Documentary
19 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this film at a Toronto Int'l Film Festival industry screening and thought it was one of best documentaries I have EVER seen! I've read a couple of reviews that have called it the definitive film of the subject of abortion - I completely agree. I've never seen anything so complex, complete and emotionally wrenching as this epic work. It stayed with me long after the screening. In fact, roughly 10 days have passed since I saw the film and it continues to haunt my thoughts. I weeped at the end. My only criticisms are it's length (far too long) and it's use of music, which often bordered on excessive and manipulative. But, those are relatively small concerns when weighed against the film's many positives.

I LOVE documentaries and have seen nearly every major work produced in the past 20 to 30 years (as well as not so major films). "Lake of Fire" may well be my favorite - I'm still deciding if any of the other films I've loved delivered the same unrelenting, yet profoundly emotional punch to the gut that this one did.


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