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Lake of Fire -- A graphic documentary on both sides of the abortion debate.

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Tony Kaye (screenplay)
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A graphic documentary on both sides of the abortion debate. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 
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)
Pat Buchanan ... Himself - Republican Presidential Candidate
John Burt ... Himself - Activist
Andrew Cabot ... Himself - Activist

Noam Chomsky ... Himself - Professor of Linguistics, MIT
Frederick Clarkson ... Himself - Author
Alan M. Dershowitz ... 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
Nat Hentoff ... Himself - Writer
Paul Hill ... Himself - Convicted of Abortion Related Murder (archive footage)
Roger Hunt ... Himself - Prime Sponsor, South Dakota Anti-Abortion Bill (as Representative Roger Hunt)
Alan Keyes ... Himself - Republican Presidential Candidate
Frances Kissling ... Herself - Catholics for Free Choice
Douglas Kmiec ... Himself - Professor of Constitutional Law (as Douglas Kmiec)
David Krantz ... Himself - Political Editor, Sioux Falls Argus
Emily Lyons ... Herself - Bombing Victim
Patrick Mahoney ... Himself - Christian Defense Coalition (as Reverend Pat Mahoney)
Roger Mahoney ... Himself - Archbishop of Los Angeles (as Cardinal Roger Mahoney)
Norma McCorvey ... Herself - Plaintiff, Roe vs. Wade
Kate Michelman ... Herself - National Abortion Rights Action League
Ellen Moskowitz ... Herself - Lawyer and Bioethicist
Jerry Reiter ... Himself - Author
Phillip Resnick ... Himself - Psychiatrist (archive footage)
John Salvi ... Himself - Convicted of Abortion Related Murder (archive footage)
Richard Seron ... Himself - Security Guard, Brookline Planned Parenthood Clinic

Peter Singer ... Himself - Professor of Bioethics, Princeton University
Bonnie Steinbock ... Herself - Professor of Philosophy, University of Albany, SUNY
Randall Terry ... Himself - Co-Founder, Operation Rescue
David Trosch ... Himself - President, Life Enterprises Unlimited
Leslee Unruh ... Herself - President, National Abstinence Clearinghouse
Sarah Weddington ... Herself - Attorney, Roe vs. Wade
Norman Weslin ... Himself - The Lambs of Christ (as Father Weslin)
Jeff White ... Himself - Operation Rescue California
Burt Wilson ... Himself - Author
Michele Wilson ... Herself - Department of Sociology, University of Alabama (as Prof. Michele Wilson)

Directed by
Tony Kaye 
 
Writing credits
Tony Kaye (screenplay)

Produced by
Lenny Beckerman .... co-executive producer
Steve Golin .... co-executive producer (as Steven Golin)
David Kanter .... co-executive producer
Tony Kaye .... executive producer
Tony Kaye .... producer
Yan Lin Kaye .... executive producer
Billy Romary .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Anne Dudley 
 
Cinematography by
Tony Kaye 
 
Film Editing by
Peter Goddard 
 
Production Management
Farzana Ahmad .... post-production manager
Joel Goulder .... production manager
Joel Goulder .... post-production supervisor
 
Sound Department
Stephen Balliet .... sound recordist (as Steven Balliet)
Stephen Bores .... sound recordist (as Steve Borez)
Stuart Deutsch .... sound recordist (as Stu Deutsch)
Jim Gilchrist .... sound recordist (as Jim Gildchrist)
Peter Goddard .... sound editor
Scott Jones .... dubbing mixer
B.J. Lehn .... sound recordist
Ben Moore .... sound recordist
David Moshlak .... sound recordist (as Dave Moshiak)
Dave Paterson .... sound recordist (as David Patterson)
Tom Payne .... sound recordist
Sebastian Salm .... sound recordist
Mitchell Sargent .... sound recordist (as Mitchell Seargent)
Jethro Senger .... sound recordist (as Jethro Singer)
John L. Sims Jr. .... sound recordist
Nigel Squibbs .... dubbing mixer
Melanie Johnson .... sound recordist (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Jazz Goddard .... visual effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gregg Adler .... camera assistant (as Greg Adler)
Tadesse Bandiwesson .... camera assistant (as Tadesse Bantiweson)
Ed Banks .... clapper loader
Kenneth Bender .... first assistant camera (as Ken Bender)
Christopher Bottoms .... camera assistant (as Chris Bottoms)
Jeremy Briggs .... camera assistant
Ramone Britt .... camera assistant (as Ramon Britt)
Chris Cuevas .... camera assistant (as Chris Cueves)
Rob Dunn .... camera assistant
Jamie Fitzpatrick .... camera assistant (as Jamie Fitzpartick)
Moe Flaherty .... first assistant camera
Mike Forer .... camera assistant
Cleave Frink .... clapper loader
Mike Garrisello .... camera assistant
Michael Goralsky .... clapper loader (as Micky Goralsky)
Richard Gunderman .... camera assistant
Jim Hair .... camera assistant
Dave Hauser .... camera assistant
Cam Hayduk .... clapper loader
Philip J. Jaffe .... camera assistant
Patrick Kelly .... camera assistant (as Patrick Kelley)
Tony Lezcano .... camera assistant
Flip McDonald .... camera assistant
Rick Nagle .... camera assistant (as Rick Nagel)
Ian Nordby .... camera assistant
Bruce Robinson .... camera assistant
Steve Rosen .... clapper loader
Carrie Sasaratt .... camera assistant
Kevin Schmidt .... camera assistant (as Kevin Schmid)
Jim Seymore .... camera assistant
Jim Seymore .... clapper loader
Rebecca Sitti .... camera assistant
Jim L. Smith .... camera assistant (as Jim Smith)
Steve Speers .... assistant camera (as Steve Spears)
James M. Sterba .... camera assistant (as Jamie Sterba)
Amanda Taylor .... clapper loader
Karuna Tillmon .... additional still photographer
Jill Tufts .... camera assistant
Joe Volpe .... camera assistant
Jonny Vorgara .... clapper loader
Hiro Wakiya .... assistant camera
Jonathan Wenstrup .... clapper loader (as Johnathan Wenstrupp)
Warren Feldman .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Eric J. Nelson .... assistant camera (uncredited)
William Robinson .... assistant camera (uncredited)
John Sekula .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Randy McKenney .... extras casting
 
Editorial Department
John Bergstresser .... assistant editor
Nina Khan .... post-production coordinator
Kristen Brooke Martin .... assistant editor (as Kristen Martin)
Lorne Morris .... additional editor
Des Murray .... on-line editor
Lisa Shaw Phillips .... assistant editor (as Lisa Shaw)
 
Other crew
Wendy Anson .... researcher
Jonathan Barnbrook .... title designer
Dean Benedict .... shoot coordinator
Patrick Campbell .... production assistant
Glen Carball .... production assistant
Allison Curren .... script supervisor (as Allison Curran)
Judy D'Avolio .... script supervisor
Kim Daniels .... production assistant
Rebecca Deelo .... production assistant (as Becky Deelo)
Tiffany Dillard .... production assistant
Rob Donovan .... production assistant
Glen Dreher .... production assistant
Erin J. Elliott .... script supervisor (as Erin Elliott)
Mary Feuer .... shoot coordinator
Mark Futa .... shoot coordinator
Josh Gilbert .... shoot coordinator
Lisa Ginsburg .... script supervisor (as Lisa Ginsberg)
Rinat Greenberg .... production assistant (as Renat Greenberg)
Todd Hagopian .... miscellaneous
Todd Hagopian .... researcher
Eric Hunsaker .... production assistant
Moira Hurley .... shoot coordinator
John Kieffer .... production assistant
Michelle Ladu .... production assistant
Paul Mark .... production assistant
Kristen Brooke Martin .... researcher (as Kristen Martin)
Leanne Mckeon .... production assistant (as Lean McKeon)
Jim Mitchell .... production assistant
Sean Nadeau .... production assistant
Paige Olsen .... researcher
Diana Rico .... researcher
Marcus Rogers .... production assistant
James Schaidler .... production assistant
Scott Simons .... shoot coordinator
Mary Sparacio .... shoot coordinator
Michael Stahlberg .... researcher
Cynthia Stevens .... production assistant
Josh Sunbe .... production assistant
Jim Tittle .... production assistant
Tori Vallas .... shoot coordinator
Mark White .... production assistant
Paul Wojciak .... production assistant
Jennifer Malloy .... assistant: Mr. Steve Golin (uncredited)
Vincent Tayborn .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Bill Baird .... thanks
Flip Benham .... thanks
Dallas Blanchard .... thanks
Pat Buchanan .... thanks
John Burt .... thanks
Andrew Cabot .... thanks
Noam Chomsky .... thanks
Frederick Clarkson .... thanks
Alan M. Dershowitz .... thanks (as Alan Dershowitz)
Joycelyn Elders .... thanks (as Jocelyn Elders)
Mary Lou Greenberg .... thanks
David Gunn Jr. .... thanks
Nat Hentoff .... thanks
Leonard Kaye .... dedicatee
Alan Keyes .... thanks
Frances Kissling .... thanks
Emily Lyons .... thanks
Patrick Mahoney .... thanks (as Pat Mahoney)
Roger Mahony .... thanks (as Cardinal Roger Mahoney)
Norma McCorvey .... thanks
Kate Michelman .... thanks
Ellen Moskowitz .... thanks
Jerry Reiter .... thanks
Peter Singer .... thanks
Bonnie Steinbock .... thanks
David Trosch .... thanks
Sarah Weddington .... thanks
 

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USA:152 min
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Canada:14A (DVD rating) | Canada:G (Quebec) (DVD rating) | USA:Unrated
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8 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
This is not easy viewing, 18 June 2008
Author: sylvesterthekat from Los Angeles

Unlike some here, I'd say it's quite obvious which side of the debate Tony Kaye himself lies on; that of pro choice. Although it presents both sides of the argument, the only sane representatives are on the side of choice. Now I don't know enough about the pro-lifers to know if they're all as nutty as the people presented to us in this film. Some aren't quite as crazy, for instance Norma McCorvey, whose reasons for now being pro-life can be understood (she was basically pressured into feelings of guilt for her part in Roe v Wade) if not supported.

What most of this boils down to is religious fanaticism. The vast majority of the pro-lifers use religious 'teachings' as their argument for abolishing abortion rights. I say that it's unwise to base any serious decisions on something as debatable and dubious as anything the bible has to say. After all, the bible at various points would have whole tribes of people wiped from the face of the earth, it would sacrifice daughters to prevent men from making sodomites of themselves, 'god' turns a woman to a pillar of salt for the heinous crime of looking back at her home. Good grief, what a terrible sin! Almost as bad as committing blasphemy for which crime some in this film seemed to think it was acceptable to face the death penalty. We need to be worried about the religious fanatics in this country, not complacent about them. With Bush's encouragement they have grown in strength and the abortion fight is just a part of their whole game.

Tony Kaye did a brilliant job here of showing us all of that. Pro Lifers can't possibly be happy about this film, even though it doesn't candy coat anything - we get to see abortion in all its gory glory. Nevertheless, I feel that if someone is sitting on the fence about the issue and sees this film, they're unlikely to want to associate themselves with the crazies portrayed herein, especially the lunatic priest in Colorado who claims that abortion doctors are Satan worshipers who dangle the expelled fetus by the leg and then barbecue it. Clearly he's one or two marbles short! To summarize, this is an absorbing if somewhat long documentary which presents various arguments for and against abortion and satisfactorily raises most of the issues. Rent the video and devote an evening to watching it but be prepared to run the gamut of your emotions (whichever side of the issue you support), from anger to frustration, fascination to sadness.

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