USA, 1996, 105 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Black Comedy, Political, Womens Issues
Plays Wednesday, Nov 16th at 9:15pm and Thursday, Nov 17th at 2:30pm as part of our Growing Payne series!
35m presentation - In this satirical look at a controversial issue, unfit mother of four Ruth Stoops (Laura Dern) discovers while in jail that she's pregnant again. The judge charges her with endangering the fetus, but tells her he'll reduce the charges if she has an abortion. When word of this gets out, Ruth's caught in the middle of a tug-of-war between anti-abortion and abortion rights activists who want to use Ruth to get their messages across.
DIRECTOR: Alexander Payne
Principal Cast: Laura Dern, Swoosie Kurtz, Burt Reynolds, Kelly Preston, Mary Kay Place, Kurtwood Smith, M.C. Gainey, Kenneth Mars, Tippi Hedren, David Graf, Kathleen Noone
US Distributor: Miramax Films