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Roe vs. Wade (1989)

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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.

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Holly Hunter
as Ellen Russell
Amy Madigan
as Sarah Weddington
Terry O'Quinn
as Jay Floyd
Chris Mulkey
as Ron Weddington
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