Roe vs. Wade Poster

Release Date: 1989

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary
In this film based on the historic, real-life court case, a pregnant carnival barker in rural Texas (Holly Hunter) struggles to find a doctor willing to perform an abortion. Instead, she's recommended to two lawyers who need a plaintiff for their lawsuit in an attempt to change the abortion laws in Texas. The pseudonymous Jane Roe and her lawyers face off against Dallas district attorney Henry Wade, and the two sides fight all the way to a landmark decision in the Supreme Court.

Cast: Holly Hunter, Amy Madigan, James Gammon

Director: Gregory Hoblit

Genres: Docudrama

Keywords: Judge, 1970s, Rivalry, Intense, 1960s, Quest, Touching, Emotional

Awards

Winner Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Nominated Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special
Winner Best Performance by An Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominated Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Nominated Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominated Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special