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Roe vs. Wade (1989)

Ellen Russell is a lonely, single, poorly educated Texan who finds herself pregnant with no means to support a child. To avoid giving up the child, she seeks an abortion. Denied an abortion... See full summary »

Director:

Gregory Hoblit

Writer:

Alison Cross
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Holly Hunter ... Ellen Russell / Jane Doe
Amy Madigan ... Sarah Weddington
James Gammon ... Jimmy Russell
Terry O'Quinn ... Jay Floyd
Dion Anderson ... Bob Flowers
Kathy Bates ... Jessie
Micole Mercurio ... Ida Russell
Chris Mulkey ... Ron Weddington
Annabella Price Annabella Price ... Linda Coffey
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Darryl Horwood
David Wohl ... Terry
Daniel Benzali
Jerry Hardin
Ken Jenkins
George Murdock
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Storyline

Ellen Russell is a lonely, single, poorly educated Texan who finds herself pregnant with no means to support a child. To avoid giving up the child, she seeks an abortion. Denied an abortion in Texas, Ellen hires a novice lawyer to plead her case in the US Supreme Court. Written by L. Zitter

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Abortion. The most divisive moral issue facing Americans today.

Genres:

Biography | Drama

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Some of the hippie outfits and jewelry Holly Hunter wore in the film, were given to Hunter by the real Jane Roe. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Picket Fences: Paging Doctor God (1994) See more »

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Average TV Movie.
4 August 2005 | by tarbosh22000See all my reviews

"Roe Vs. Wade" could have been so much better. It's OK, but the script needed work. Holly Hunter plays Ellen. She gets pregnant and wants to have an abortion. There's a problem though: in Texas, abortion is illegal. Ellen is desperate and then she finds out about Sarah Weddington's (Amy Madigan) plans to challenge the law. Terry O'Quinn is the other lawyer opposing her, but he has his own feelings.

Holly Hunter and Terry O'Quinn are excellent. Amy Madigan is stiff and Kathy Bates doesn't do anything. The script goes around in circles.

In the end: They had a great subject and lead actress, but the movie just didn't go the extra mile.

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