Director: Cathy Allyn, Nick Loeb
Writer: Cathy Allyn, Nick Loeb, Ken Kushner (Screenplay)
Starring: Jon Voight, Nick Loeb, Robert Davi, Stacey Dash, Jamie Kennedy, Joey Lawrence, Corbin Bernsen
Plot: Dr. Bernard Nathanson and Dr. Mildred Jefferson square off in a national battle in this untold conspiracy that led to the most famous and controversial court case in history.
Runtime: 1 Hour 52 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Roe v. Wade starts as we learn how Dr Bernard Nathanson (Loeb) started to look into the legal right for women to have abortion, turning to Larry Lader (Kennedy) to help take this to court. A case the went in favour of the rights of women, seemingly like an easy cut and dry court case takes a very dramatic turn.
Justice Burger (Voight) wants the case reheard, with a complete justice group, the full 9 instead of 7, trying to make the vote go his way, to turn the right of women away from the legal outcome.
Thoughts on Roe v. Wade
Thoughts – Roe v. Wade is a look at how America was in the middle of a battle between the legal position on whether abortions should be legal in different states, with New York making it legal, the battle to win Texas shows us how the secretive nature of the procedures took over America, while the legal case takes a twist when it comes to how the supreme court is handling it. This is one of the most notorious cases in America justice system that showed us just how corrupt the justice system can become. The one biggest weakness in the film, does come from the pure number of people that are involved in the case, we find ourselves jumping between what feels like endless numbers of characters that are building both sides of the argument. It does feel like we might have got a lot more out of just following one of the two main sides of the story, either the justices battle for control, or the case from just a couple of clear-cut characters. For a case that was so big, it is one story that just doesn’t capture the intensity of a court case, which is one of the most impressive parts of any courtroom dramas. The performances in the film don’t come off as bad in anyway, with nobody looking out of place.