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Choices (1986)

A 19 year old girl suddenly finds herself pregnant. Not wanting to face motherhood or dealing with the consequences of a child, she contemplates an abortion without the knowledge of her ... See full summary »

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David Lowell Rich

Writer:

Judith Parker
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George C. Scott ... Evan Granger
Jacqueline Bisset ... Marisa Granger
Melissa Gilbert ... Terry Granger
Laurie Kennedy Laurie Kennedy ... Ellen
Steven Flynn ... Scott
Nancy Allison Nancy Allison ... Norma
Daliah Novak Daliah Novak ... Janet (as Daliah Bache)
Kirsten Bishop ... Dana (as Kirsten Bishopric)
Nicholas A. Bourdon Nicholas A. Bourdon ... Aaron
Catherine Colney Catherine Colney ... Clinic Woman
Richard M Dumont ... Caterer (as Richard Dumont)
Lorena Gale ... Clinic Staffer
Barbara Jones Barbara Jones ... Receptionist (as Barbara Ann Jones)
Terrence Labrosse Terrence Labrosse ... Dr. Williams
Mitch Martin Mitch Martin ... Young Woman
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Storyline

A 19 year old girl suddenly finds herself pregnant. Not wanting to face motherhood or dealing with the consequences of a child, she contemplates an abortion without the knowledge of her boyfriend. However, her father, a retired 62 year old judge discovers her situation and is strongly opposed to abortion in principle. However, he soon finds he has to re-examine his own beliefs as his younger 38 year old second wife suddenly announces she is also pregnant. The two, when first married, agreed that there would be no additional children. This accidental pregnancy is unacceptable to the older man who cannot see him being involved in a young child's life. In the end, all three must make choices. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 February 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Escândalos em Família See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

Company Credits

Production Co:

Robert Halmi See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Moving, well-written drama from 80's still tugs at your heart.
15 August 2016 | by wcorse-1See all my reviews

This movie was actually made-for-TV; the cast is stellar. Scott and Jacqueline Bissett make a compelling couple, and TV-star Melissa Gilbert ("Little House on the Prairie") hits all the right notes as a strong-willed, insecure college student coming home on Christmas break who discovers she's pregnant by her less-than-committed boyfriend. (No spoiler here; it's on the DVD cover blurb.) This film captures the anger and frustration of both sides of the abortion debate, which had become very ugly by the mid-80's. In particular, the script being written by a woman was a first for this kind of drama, and the lead actors do a fine job of conveying the confusion and heartbreak that so many women were grappling with during that period -- and still are today.


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