A Private Matter

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When Sherri Finkbine learns that her unborn child has been damaged by her use of the drug thalidomide, she and her husband decide to abort the fetus. This sets in motion the media controversy that is the subject of this made-for-cable drama.


Sissy Spacek
as Sherri Finkbine
Leon Russom
as Morriss
Richard Venture
as Dr. Werner
Jeff Perry
as Randall Everett
Gregg Almquist
as Doctor #2
Mark Anderson
as Reporter #3
Dawn Arnemann
as Parking Lot Mom
Michael Byrne
as Reporter #2
Lance Edwards
as Ray Becker
Taylor Fry
as Sandra Harper
Carla Gugino
as Mary Beth
Baxter Harris
as Doctor #1
Scott Hoxby
as FBI Man #1
Atanas Ilitch
as Security Guard
Ken Jenkins
as Frank Kearns
Ben Lemon
as FBI Man #2
Allison Mack
as Terri Finkbine
Kristin Moneagle
as TV Studio Mother
Reilly Murphy
as Boy in Parking Lot
Tony Salome
as Mailman
Noley Thornton
as Carol Callaghan
William Utay
as Jimmy Gillespie
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Critic Reviews for A Private Matter

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  • Without preaching, the telefilm offers dramatic evidence of what life would be like without Roe v. Wade. It should be required viewing for those on either side of the debate.

    Jan 10, 2018 | Full Review…

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