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

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama | 12 October 2018 (USA)
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A movie about the horrific crimes and trial of Kermit Gosnell, America's biggest serial killer.

Director:

Nick Searcy

Writers:

Andrew Klavan (screenplay by), Ann McElhinney (screenplay by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Dean Cain ... Detective James Wood
Michael Beach ... DA Dan Molinari
Janine Turner ... Dr. North
Nick Searcy ... Mike Cohan
Sarah Jane Morris ... Alexis 'Lexy' McGuire
Cyrina Fiallo ... Molly Mullaney
Earl Billings ... Kermit Gosnell
Damon Carney ... Ed McGuire
Darryl Cox ... Dr. Ray Morris
Desiree' Jones ... Wedding Guest
JR Hatchett ... Tactical Officer
Bethany Carol
Leesa Neidel ... Joan Wood
Alfonzo Rachel Alfonzo Rachel ... Detective Stark
Carmen Patterson ... Courtroom Juror
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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.

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Taglines:

He took an oath to protect life, not take it.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$3,679,893, 17 December 2018
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Hat Tip Films See more »
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Color
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Trivia

Kermit Gosnell worked one day a week at a National Abortion Federation member clinic in Delaware. Gosnell had initiated the abortion resulting in the birth and subsequent murder of "Baby Boy A" at that clinic. See more »

Goofs

In the film, the investigators dress in protective gear prior to entering Gosnell's basement. The real investigators first entered the basement without protective gear and retreated upon encountering the flea infestation. They donned protective gear and entered the basement a second time. See more »

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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.
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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

Referenced in The Andrew Klavan Show: Our Fauxchahontas Media (2018) See more »

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I remember this story
13 October 2018 | by stevedeitersSee all my reviews

I remember when this story first broke. It was shocking then. This movie brings details to light that makes you really think. It's well done. It's solid truth. But it's not pretty.


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