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Rain Without Thunder (1992)

It's the year 2042 and the threat is real...women are going to prison for terminating their pregnancies. An investigating reporter is determined to reveal the truth behind the convictions.

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Gary O. Bennett

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Gary O. Bennett
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Betty Buckley ... Beverly Goldring
Carolyn McCormick ... Reporter
Iona Morris ... Andrea Murdoch
Steve Zahn ... Jeremy Tanner
Jeff Daniels ... Jonathan Garson
Ali Thomas Ali Thomas ... Allison Goldring
Stuart Burney ... Spencer Goldring
Eliza Clark ... Piper Goldring
Heather Lilly Heather Lilly ... Micka Goldring
Alyssa Rallo Bennett ... Author Max Sinclair
Helen Lloyd Breed Helen Lloyd Breed ... Alice Kappelhoff
Katy Selverstone ... Abra Russell (as Katherine Selverstone)
Frederic Forrest ... Walker Point Warden
Charles E. Gerber Charles E. Gerber ... Grover Cole
Bahni Turpin ... 'Baby Bomb' Prisoner
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It's the year 2042 and the threat is real...women are going to prison for terminating their pregnancies. An investigating reporter is determined to reveal the truth behind the convictions.

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Genres:

Drama | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG-13
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eső mennydörgés nélkül See more »

Filming Locations:

Detroit, Michigan, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,478, 7 February 1993, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$11,602
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Taz Pictures Production See more »
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Robert Earl Jones's last film appearance. See more »

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If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom and yet avoid confrontation, are people who want crops without plowing up the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning; they want the ocean without the roar of its waters - Frederick Douglass See more »

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a novel approach to a familiar debate
29 December 2010 | by mjneu59See all my reviews

In the year 2042 a young college student is arrested with her mother under a new law charging them with 'fetal kidnapping', after flying to Sweden to terminate the girl's pregnancy. The set up might suggest nothing more than a thinly veiled pro-choice propaganda lecture, but the remarkably even-handed approach to a volatile subject helps make it one of the more provocative dramas in quite a while. First-time writer director Gary Bennett set himself a demanding task by designing the film to look like a documentary-in-progress, with the issues set forth through candid interviews with family, friends, lawyers, legislators, and so forth. The challenge was to write talking-head monologues that had to sound unscripted, and direct a cast of recognizable faces to look as unrehearsed as possible. The ominous music cues don't suit the mock-documentary format, and some of the pro-life fundamentalists are a little too unspeakably inhuman, but for the most part the film is a fascinating blend of science fiction with social fact, offering a compelling speculation into an all-too plausible near-future scenario.


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