Roe vs. Wade (1989)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Docudrama, Feminist Film  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Based on the landmark 1973 U.S. Supreme Court case that upheld a woman's right to have an abortion, the made-for-television film Roe Vs. Wade follows an unmarried Texas woman (Holly Hunter) and her lawyer (Amy Madigan), as they take her case to the Supreme Court. Abortion is always a controversial issue, yet the filmmakers admirably manage to offend neither side in this straightforward yet gripping account. Roe Vs. Wade won two Emmy Awards: Outstanding Lead Actress (Hunter) and Outstanding Drama Special.



abortion, challenge, courtroom, lawyer, mother, one-against-odds, Supreme-Court, trial [courtroom], unmarried, woman