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A Private Matter
A Private Matter
Actors: Sissy Spacek, Aidan Quinn, Estelle Parsons, Sheila McCarthy, Leon Russom
Director: Joan Micklin Silver
Genres: Drama, Television
PG-13     2006     1hr 32min

In 1962, her decision divided a nation. The nation is still divided. Based on the true story of the regional presenter of the 1960's TV show ' 'The Romper Room' ', when Sherri has to terminate a pregnancy and the press fin...  more »


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Actors: Sissy Spacek, Aidan Quinn, Estelle Parsons, Sheila McCarthy, Leon Russom
Director: Joan Micklin Silver
Creators: Paul Elliott, Bill Pace, David C. Thomas, Lindsay Doran, Ronnie D. Clemmer, Sydney Pollack, William Nicholson
Genres: Drama, Television
Sub-Genres: Drama, Drama
Studio: Hbo Home Video
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 10/03/2006
Original Release Date: 06/20/1992
Theatrical Release Date: 06/20/1992
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 32min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

3 and a half stars
Lori Kaminsky | AZ | 06/29/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This was a great movie. It was based on a true story about a women who decided to get an abortion because there was something wrong with her baby. This was before abortion was legal and when word got out it caused quite a scandal, and the hospital couldn't do the abortion anymore (her doctor had recommended it, and the hospital had already done other abortions- I found it interesting that doctors and hospitals found ways to get around the abortion laws to do abortions before they were legal)This movie was very emotional, as well a interesting and important historically.
I only wish it was out in dvd- and maybe with a documentary about what really happened, and about the history of abortions, and so on as the extras.
I highly recomend this movie."
Bravo to the actors in this real life drama!
Lori Kaminsky | 11/04/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It is not often that a movie comes along that has this much grit and real life emotion. I think that both sides of the abortion issue can clearly see the agony this family went through because of the portrayals of Bob and Sherri Finkbine. God bless them and the brave director of this masterpiece!"
Alright Movie
Deborah Mckenzie | Mauldin, SC | 03/08/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)

"The movie was ok. It could have had a little more to the story line."