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A Federal Case (2008)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Family | 11 April 2008 (USA)
A coming of age story of a young teenage couple as they struggle with an unwanted pregnancy and the pressures it brings. Their decisions separately and jointly have severe and dramatic consequences.


Trisha Ray


Brian Stewart (story and screenplay)

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Credited cast:
Amanda Akers Amanda Akers ... Student
Dave Amyx Dave Amyx ... Mayor Anderson
Kayla Baker Kayla Baker ... Courtroom Audience
San Banarje ... Commander
Donald Barnes Donald Barnes ... American in Mexico
Brandon Belknap ... Todd Petrie
Jason Bell Jason Bell ... Sergeant
Catherine Burdett Catherine Burdett ... Alisha
Alexis Burns ... Candy
Sandra Campbell ... Nurse
Joseph Cintron ... Chief Captain
Samantha Cintrón Samantha Cintrón ... Unwed Mom
James Coate James Coate ... Prosecutor
Tom Combs Tom Combs ... Rev. Thomas
Fabrizia Faustinella ... ObGyn


When the mayor's 17 year old daughter gets pregnant, Dr. Jacob is called to abort the child. But, anti-abortionist Reverend Thomas will not allow the murder of this unborn child who has been fathered by his own nephew - and will go to any extent to save the life of this baby, even if the mayor sets it up as a federal case. Written by JR

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Action | Drama | Family


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11 April 2008 (USA) See more »

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Mesa, Arizona, USA See more »


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$100,000 (estimated)
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So hypocritical
27 July 2013 | by sweetiebayardSee all my reviews

Only watched part of movie, did not see the ending. First things first. If the boy really cared about the girl then she would have seen that in the beginning. He mentioned "a couple of months inconvenience" Really? Two months of pregnancy? He hit the doctor, carrying a gun could have really injured him and then kidnapped a minor all because of his belief system. To say whether she was willing or not to go with him she could have been afraid of him. I doubt that I would have ever chosen abortion, but I really despise all these self-righteous hypocrites, especially the religious ones.

I hope if she did have the baby she put it up for adoption. And where were the women to support her decision? All I saw was a bunch of male tyrants trying to impose their views.

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