|Roe vs. Wade|
|Written by||Alison Cross|
|Directed by||Gregory Hoblit|
|Theme music composer||W.G. Snuffy Walden|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Cinematography||Newton Thomas Sigel|
|Editors||Joe Ann Fogle|
|Running time||100 minutes|
|Production companies||NBC Productions|
The Manheim Company
|Original release||May 15, 1989|
Roe vs. Wade is a 1989 television film written by Alison Cross about the landmark 1973 United States Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade. It was directed by Gregory Hoblit and stars Holly Hunter and Amy Madigan.
Ellen Russell is a lonely, single, poorly educated Texan who finds herself pregnant with no means to support a child. To avoid giving up the child, she seeks an abortion. Denied an abortion in Texas, the young woman hires a novice lawyer to plead her case in the U.S. Supreme Court.
Roe vs. Wade was filmed on 35mm film with an aspect ratio of 1.33:1 and mixed in stereo.
The film first aired on NBC on May 15, 1989. It was the 10th most viewed primetime television show for the week, with a 17.0 Nielsen rating, and seen in an estimated 15.3 million homes.
The German TV broadcast was edited down from 100 to 91 minutes.
|1989||Outstanding Drama/Comedy Special||Michael Manheim, Gregory Hoblit, Alison Cross||Won|
|Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Special||Holly Hunter||Won|
|Outstanding Directing in a Miniseries or Special||Gregory Hoblit||Nominated|
|Outstanding Editing in a Miniseries or Special||Elodie Keane, Joe Ann Foegle||Nominated|
|Outstanding Writing in a Miniseries or Special||Alison Cross||Nominated|
|1989||Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television||Michael Manheim, Gregory Hoblit, Alison Cross||Nominated|
|Best Performance by an Actress - Miniseries or Television Movie||Holly Hunter||Nominated|
|Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Miniseries or Television Movie||Amy Madigan||Won|