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Title:
If these walls could talk
Author:
Savoca, Nancy.
Publication Information:
[New York] : HBO Home Video, [1999]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
In this trilogy, different women face different social and political climates in choosing what to do about an unplanned pregnancy. In 1952, a recently widowed nurse (Demi Moore) must decide whether to go through with an illegal abortion. In 1974, a mother of four (Sissy Spacek) struggles to raise a family and have a career shortly after abortion was legalized. In 1996, a college student (Anne Heche) decides on getting an abortion during a climate of violence (doctor played by Cher). The stories span over 40 years and are set in the same house.
General Note:
Originally produced in 1996 as an HBO movie.

"Based on material by Stuart Kaplan."

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
Contents:
1952 -- 1974 -- 1996.
ISBN:
9780783116891
UPC:
026359136528

883316792278
Format :
DVD

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The compilation film If These Walls Could Talk consists of three short films that each deal with the controversial issue of abortion. Although each of the stories is set in a different decade, the unifying element (aside from the subject matter) is that all three transpire in the same house. The first story stars Demi Moore as the widow of a soldier killer in combat. She becomes pregnant and does not feel it would be morally appropriate to have the baby. Because it is the '50s, she must attempt to secure an illegal abortion. The second story, set in the '70s, stars Sissy Spacek as a mother of a struggling family. Having successfully raised four children on a meager income, Spacek's character must now decide if she should seek an abortion after finding out she is expecting a fifth. The final story takes place in the '90s. Anne Heche portrays a grad student who crosses protestors' picket lines in order to consult a doctor (Cher) about having an abortion. The first two parts, "1952" and "1974," were directed by Nancy Savoca, and the last part, "1996," was helmed by Cher, in her directorial debut. If These Walls Could Talk aired originally on HBO. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi


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