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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:
Janine Turner ... Dr. North
Michael Beach ... DA Dan Molinari
Dean Cain ... Detective James Wood
Nick Searcy ... Mike Cohan
Sarah Jane Morris ... Alexis 'Lexy' McGuire
Cyrina Fiallo ... Molly Mullaney
Earl Billings ... Kermit Gosnell
JR Hatchett ... Tactical Officer
Darryl Cox ... Dr. Ray Morris
Damon Carney ... Ed McGuire
Jonnie Parnell ... Press / Reporter
Bethany Carol
Kristen Melling ... Courtroom Observer
Lorrie Chilcoat ... Lydia Winters
Desiree' Jones ... Wedding Guest
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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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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Official Sites:

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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

Gosnell justified the drug-trade aspects of his business by saying that he was building up the economy of a low-income neighborhood with few jobs available. See more »

Goofs

The forceps held up by Gosnell's attorney were obstetric forceps rather than the Bierer or Hern forceps that would be used in an abortion. 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.
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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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Well made film about the Gosnell Trial
12 October 2018 | by sroney-48030See all my reviews

This film really does a nice job in showing the audience all the events leading to the prosecution of Dr. Kermit Gosnell. It's a film worth seeing regardless of one's political views and it shows how an irresponsible doctor put many lives in danger.


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