One of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time, Marie Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontline of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless.
Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities, take fate into their own hands, and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.
The film follows the 2000 K-141 Kursk submarine disaster and the governmental negligence that followed. As the sailors fight for survival, their families desperately battle political obstacles and impossible odds to save them.
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
When Dean Cain first saw the set for Gosnell's clinic, he asked the producers if they hadn't gone a bit over the top. They responded by showing him footage of the actual raid to demonstrate that they'd tried hard to replicate what the real James Woods saw. See more »
In the film, Gosnell arrives at his clinic during the raid. In real life, law enforcement waited until Gosnell had arrived to enter the building themselves. See more »
[raiding Gosnell's clinic for drugs, opens cupboard, finds several jars, looks in disbelief]
Hey Woody... hey man, you got to see this.
[holds up jar with baby's foot inside of it]
Detective James Wood:
Hold it up higher.
[gets it on camera]
Hey man, is this normal?
Detective James Wood:
I don't know. I've never been in an abortion clinic before.
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During the credits, photos are displayed showing the real Kermit Gosnell and Karnamaya Mongar, photos taken by law enforcement inside Gosnell's clinic and house, two of the turtles removed from the clinic, and video of Gosnell playing classical music on the piano while the police were searching his house. See more »
I went to see Gosnell yesterday and expected to see a sort of anti-abortion docudrama. But instead I saw an excellently made taut crime & courtroom movie performed by a cast of veteran actors. It was engrossing, intense, powerful and yet heartwarming, the kind of movie that arouses every emotion and leaves you with the realization that rarely have you been so enlightened and enriched by a movie. This is a must-see film, one that not only provides immediate reward, but the kind that stays with you for a long, long time. Superb acting, directing and story - a rare diamond in the rough that you have to see.
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