This police/court room drama is based on actual information on Dr. Kermit Gosnell (played by Earl Billings) who for decades ran a Philadelphia inner-city abortion clinic. In 2010, Philadelphia Police Detectives Wood (Dean Cain) and Stark (Alfonzo Rachel), with DEA and FBI agents, raid the clinic for evidence of illegal prescription drug sales. They are shocked by the clinic's filthy conditions, bags of aborted fetuses in hallways, and fetal body parts stored in a refrigerator. Interviewing clinic workers, they learn: patients are given anesthesia by untrained assistants; one patient died on the operating table from an anesthesia overdose; abortions were performed on babies older than 24 weeks; and some babies were delivered alive, after which Dr. Gosnell cut their spinal cord with scissors. The detectives take the bagged bodies to the coroner and bring the situation to the attention of DA Dan Molinari (Michael Beach). An Assistant DA (Sara Jane Morris) agrees to prosecute the murder ...Written by
The report of the Grand Jury in the Gosnell case is nearly 300 pages long and includes Karnamay Mongar's medical documents, a photo of the padlocked back door that prevented emergency medical responders from reaching her in a timely manner, and a hospital photo of a baby stillborn between 29 and 34 gestational weeks after Gosnell started an abortion on her 14-year-old mother, along with numerous other photographs documenting the conditions at Gosnell's clinic. Multiple copies of the full report are available online. See more »
Though the film shows Gosnell arriving at his clinic during the raid, law enforcement actually waited until Gosnell had arrived to enter the building themselves. See more »
Alexis 'Lexy' McGuire:
Why did you decide to take a picture of this particular baby?
He was so big. He looked like he could be somebody's little brother. I just thought there should be a picture of him. To show the world that he was here for a little while.
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Just before the credits start rolling, a note is added that the actual photo taken of "Baby Boy A" by a Gosnell employee can be seen at GosnellMovie.com. See more »
I saw "Gosnell" on the opening day, and I have to saw that it is probably the most powerful drama of the year. The movie doesn't preach on the issue of abortion, it tells a story. A true and very chilling story of a sick, wicked abortionist who is "America's biggest serial killer." Very good acting and overall filmmaking quality. Exceptional film. HIGHLY recommended.
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