Rain Without Thunder (1992)

Rain Without Thunder


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Rain Without Thunder is a "pro-choice" tract, expertly packaged in the form of speculative fiction. In a futuristic society, abortion is a crime punishable by a harsh prison term, and all female sexual activity is electronically monitored. When young Ali Thomas chooses not to bring her unborn child to term, she is thrown into jail. And since her mother (Betty Buckley) had driven Thomas to the abortionist, she too is arrested--charged with kidnapping the fetus! The filmmakers wear their ideology … More

Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama
Directed By: ,
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On DVD: Oct 31, 1995



as Beverly Goldring

as Jonathan Garson

as Allison Goldring

as Walker Point Warden

as Atwood Society Direc...

as Jeremy Tanner

as Author on History

as Andrea Murdoch

as 1st Walker Point Gua...

as Spencer Goldring

as Piper Goldring

as Micka Goldring

as `Uudie' Prisoner

as Alice Kappelhoff

as Grover Cole

as Mother Breatfeeding

as `Baby Bomb' Prisoner

as 1st Health Official

as Gynecologist

as 2nd Health Official

as `Baby Bomb' Dealer

as Swedish Doctor

as Doctor with Probe

as Walker Point Nurse

as `In Profile' Prisone...

as Little Girl with Bir...

as Angela Q.

as Catholic Priest

as Priestess
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Critic Reviews for Rain Without Thunder

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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Washington Post
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Cautionary tale set in America in 2042

Full Review… | July 18, 2003
Spirituality and Practice

August 11, 2005

Audience Reviews for Rain Without Thunder

A bit preachy at times, this mockumentary imagined a future that is chillingly close to the present state of the abortion debate. It imagines a time when a woman can be imprisoned for having an abortion, a state of affairs brought about by passage of the 28th amendment, defining life as beginning at fertilization, thereby banning any and all abortions, and all types of contraception other than barrier methods. Sound familiar? And this was done in 1993! Interesting, but maybe a little too much pontificating and not enough action to keep one's interest riveted.

Mark Abell
Mark Abell

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