Absolute Strangers

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Released 1991

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Director:
Gilbert Cates
Released:
1991
Rating:
R
Absolute Strangers is a dramatic made-for-TV movie that originally aired on CBS. When a grieving husband, Marty Klein, (Henry Winkler) struggles to keep his comatose wife, Nancy Klein, (Jennifer Hetrick) alive, he is faced with a difficult and anguishing decision. He must choose between his wife and their unborn child. In order to save his wife's life, he decides to terminate her pregnancy but is meet with steep opposition from the anti-abortion demonstrators. A vociferous legal and moral battle ensues between Mr. Klein and the anti-abortion demonstrators to gain custody of the unborn fetus. The case ultimately ends up in the United States Supreme Court. This unprecedented and based on a true story TV movie special was nominated for a Primetime Emmy award for Outstanding Directing in a Miniseries or Special. Absolute Strangers was written by two time Oscar nominated writer Robert Anderson and directed by award-winning director Gilbert Cates.
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