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Swing Vote (1999)

A new appointee suddenly finds himself the center of attention as his other eight justices have split their votes down the middle on a case involving a woman who is charged with murder ... See full summary »

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David Anspaugh

Writers:

Ronald Bass (as Ron Bass), Jane Rusconi
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andy Garcia ... Joseph Michael Kirkland
Harry Belafonte ... Will Dunn
Robert Prosky ... Chief Justice
Ray Walston ... Justice Clore Cawley
James Whitmore ... Daniel Morissey
Kate Nelligan ... Justice Sara Marie Brandwynne
Milo O'Shea ... Justice Harlan Greene
Albert Hall ... Justice Hank Banks
Bob Balaban ... Justice Eli MacCorckle
John Aylward ... Justice Benjamin 'Rip' Ripley
LisaGay Hamilton ... Virginia Mapes
Margaret Colin ... Linda Kirkland
Hallie Eisenberg ... (as Hallie Kate Eisenberg)
Tracey Ellis ... Marley Terrell
Michael O'Keefe
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A new appointee suddenly finds himself the center of attention as his other eight justices have split their votes down the middle on a case involving a woman who is charged with murder after she had an abortion. Garcia refuses to make a rapid decision and studies all sides before rendering his opinion. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 April 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El quiebre de la ley See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Excellent & riveting movie !!
25 August 2005 | by pcmgsbSee all my reviews

This movie was EXCELLENT......of course I am a woman with a thankful knowing that we need a pro-choice court system.......to protect womens health rights. This movie is an excellent depiction of the grim possibilities without such protection. The closing speech Any Garcia makes is remarkable & TRUE!! Our country is in a sad state when the Catholic idea logy seeks to control and deprive women of their right to their own choice about their health and child bearing. Our country is founded on FREEDOMS.of speech.and our right to our own personal choice to bear or not bear children would remain our personal right. Other are not forced to have an abortion...why do they seek to stop those who do??? I'm looking to by a copy !!


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