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After Tiller (2013)

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After the assassination of Dr. George Tiller in Kansas in 2009, there are a limited number of doctors left in the country who provide third-trimester abortions for women. AFTER TILLER moves... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
George Tiller George Tiller ... Self (archive footage) (as Dr. George Tiller)
Warren Hern Warren Hern ... Self (as Dr. Warren Hern)
Leroy Carhart Leroy Carhart ... Self (as Dr. LeRoy Carhart)
Susan Robinson Susan Robinson ... Self (as Dr. Susan Robinson)
Shelly Sella Shelly Sella ... Self (as Dr. Shelly Sella)
Edna Hern Edna Hern ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Scott Belt Scott Belt ... Self (City Council member) (archive footage)
Lynne Branigan Lynne Branigan ... Self (City Council member) (archive footage)
Jon Bruning Jon Bruning ... Self (Nebraska Attorney General) (archive footage) (as John Bruning)
Melissa Head Melissa Head ... Self (City Council member) (archive footage)
Rachel Maddow ... Self (on Rachel Maddow Show) (archive footage)
Rob McCartney Rob McCartney ... Self (local news anchor) (archive footage)
Bill O'Reilly ... Self (archive footage)
Brandi Petersen Brandi Petersen ... Self (local news anchor) (archive footage)
Todd Stave Todd Stave ... Self (as Todd Staver)


After the assassination of Dr. George Tiller in Kansas in 2009, there are a limited number of doctors left in the country who provide third-trimester abortions for women. AFTER TILLER moves between the rapidly unfolding stories of these doctors, all of whom were close colleagues of Dr. Tiller, and are fighting to keep this service available in the wake of his death. These four people have become the new number-one targets of the pro-life movement, yet continue to risk their lives every day to do work that many believe is murder, but which they believe is profoundly important for their patients' lives. AFTER TILLER shows them confronting harassment from protesters, challenges in their personal lives, and a series of tough ethical decisions. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material involving abortion, and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Written and Performed by Nathan Michel
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moving and accurate portrayal of 4 physicians
7 April 2013 | by mpkurtz2009See all my reviews

I wanted to give this movie a 9 but I couldn't think of anything wrong with it, so I have to default to a 10. Saw it last night at Full Frame Film Festival. Nicely done, technically adept, holds your interest, and tells powerful stories about the four remaining doctors who perform late-term abortions in the US, following the murder of Dr. Tiller. You will hear and see interviews with patients, many of whom had planned pregnancies but found out on a late ultrasound that the baby had a defect incompatible with life or leading to a severely reduced quality of life (vegetative states, constant pain, and the like). You will hear interviews with young women who were raped and initially in denial of the pregnancy, then came to the painful decision to abort in the late second trimester. Should be required viewing for every legislative body across the country. Also for anti-abortion protesters, but that will never happen. Deserves showing on TV, hope it gets a PBS contract. I predict these young filmmakers have a brilliant future ahead of them.

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10 January 2014 (UK) See more »

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$15,500, 22 September 2013

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