8.4/10
1,031
97 user 22 critic

Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer (2018)

Trailer
2:04 | Trailer

Get Showtimes & Tickets

In 7 theaters near Ashburn VA US [change]

A story based on the actions of Philadelphia abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell.

Director:

Nick Searcy

Writers:

Andrew Klavan (screenplay by), Ann McElhinney (screenplay by) | 4 more credits »
Reviews
Popularity
70 ( 43)

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Dean Cain ... Detective James Wood
Janine Turner ... Dr. North
Nick Searcy ... Mike Cohan
Sarah Jane Morris ... Alexis 'Lexy' McGuire
Michael Beach ... DA Dan Molinari
Cyrina Fiallo ... Molly Mullaney
Earl Billings ... Kermit Gosnell
Leesa Neidel ... Joan Wood
Bethany Carol
Grace Montie ... Nancy Childs
Desiree' Jones ... Wedding Guest
Alfonzo Rachel Alfonzo Rachel ... Detective Stark
Carmen Patterson ... Courtroom Juror
Paula Jay Fairbrother ... Sandra Rhodes (as Paula Fairbrother)
Damon Carney ... Ed McGuire
Edit

Storyline

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 Judith O.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic content including disturbing images and descriptions

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer See more »

Filming Locations:

Oklahoma, USA

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,162,988, 14 October 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$1,813,620, 18 October 2018
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hat Tip Films See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When blogger Molly Mullaney takes photos of the empty press benches in the courtroom and posts them on social media, it is a dramatization of the actions of Calkins Media columnist J. D. Mullane, a man. His posts unleashed a storm of posts, and several days later, the benches were filled with reporters. See more »

Goofs

The photo of "Baby Boy A" was not uncovered during the trial after pressing an employee to do the right thing. The Grand Jury report noted: "FBI Agent Huff testified that Adrienne Moton gave him consent to search her cell phone for the photograph that she took. The FBI lab was able to find the picture on cell phone; we saw this photograph, introduced as Exhibit 57. " See more »

Quotes

Alexis 'Lexy' McGuire: Why did you decide to take a picture of this particular baby?
Nurse: 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.
See more »

Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Featured in Louder with Crowder: Trump vs The Media (2018) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Boy was I wrong....
13 October 2018 | by pmjdjrSee all my reviews

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.


71 of 82 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 97 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Comedy Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular comedy titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed