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If These Walls Could Talk (1996)

The movie examines the abortion issue through three stories set in different eras: 1952, 1974 and 1996.

Directors:

Cher, Nancy Savoca

Writers:

Pamela Wallace (story), Earl W. Wallace (story) | 7 more credits »
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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 3 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Demi Moore ... Claire Donnelly (segment "1952")
Shirley Knight ... Mary Donnelly (segment "1952")
Catherine Keener ... Becky Donnelly (segment "1952")
Jason London ... Kevin Donnelly (segment "1952")
CCH Pounder ... Nurse Jenny Ford (segment "1952")
Kevin Cooney ... Dr. Kramer (segment "1952")
Robin Gammell ... Jim Donnelly (segment "1952")
Phyllis Lyons ... Audrey (segment "1952")
Aaron Lustig ... Tom (segment "1952")
Dena Burton ... Young Nurse (segment "1952")
Marie DeCicco Marie DeCicco ... Nurse Annie Ross (segment "1952")
Lorna Scott ... Louise (segment "1952")
Mary Portser ... Margaret (segment "1952")
Annie Weldon Annie Weldon ... Nurse (segment "1952")
Vaughn Armstrong ... Painter (segment "1952")
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Storyline

A trilogy of stories set in the same house, but with different occupants and spanning over 40 years, deals with various women and moral crisis over unexpected pregnancies and their choice of abortion. In 1952, when abortion was illegal, a nurse deals with her unexpected pregnancy and takes drastic measures to get one. In 1974 a family housewife with four children discovers that she's pregnant and decides she can't handle another child to raise. In 1996, a pregnant college student decides on an abortion, but doesn't realize the means to go through to get one. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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There's one question only a woman can answer See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for realistic depiction of abortions, a graphic shooting and some language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

If These Walls Could Talk See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby (Dolby Surround)

Color:

Color (DeLuxe) (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Anne Heche makes a reference to her affair with the 'nutty professor' while arguing with her friend, played by Jada Pinkett Smith. Smith starred in "The Nutty Professor" (1996). See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK video version was cut by 3 secs to reduce multiple gunshots during the hospital shooting scene. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Round the Twist: If the Walls Could Talk (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

One By One
Written by Tony Griffiths
Performed by Cher
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A Definite Must See!
23 November 2001 | by darkangeleyesSee all my reviews

Excellent film. Shows the realities of abortion and the trials and tribulations of the women who had to endure these situations. True to life and accurate depiction. Hopefully will help others to understand why some women choose to abort. It is not a decision made lightly or without conscious. And the film depicts how important it is for abortion to be legal. How even when it is illegal it still happens.

Very educational. A definite must see. Especially for those unsure of how they feel on this issue.

Excellent casting. Very emotional plots.


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