Citizen Ruth (1996)

Baby Killer!

Ruth (Laura Dern) joins Norm (Kurtwood Smith) and Gail (Mary Kay Place) at a protest outside an abortion clinic.

Directed by Alexander Payne.

Released in 1996 by Miramax Films.

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  • character-type: Pregnant Woman
  • character-type: Nun
  • character-type: Singer
  • character-type: Activist
  • action: Sing
  • action: Provoke
  • action: Yell
  • editors-choice: Politically Incorrect Moments
  • editors-choice: Bursting Into Song
  • editors-choice: Insults / Comebacks
  • primary-genre: Comedy
  • primary-genre: Independent
  • secondary-genre: Political Comedies
  • secondary-genre: Independent Comedies
  • secondary-genre: Comedies
  • secondary-genre: Independent Movies
  • mood: Angry
  • mood: Funny
  • mood: Controversial
  • primary-occasion: Having a Baby
  • secondary-occasion: Pregnancy
  • prop: Poster
  • prop: Middle Finger
  • prop: Fence
  • prop: Car
  • setting: Parking Lot
  • setting: House
  • theme: Hypocrisy
  • theme: Life and Death
  • theme: Religion
  • actor: Swoosie Kurtz
  • actor: M.C. Gainey
  • actor: Mary Kay Place
  • actor: Laura Dern
  • actor: Alicia Witt
  • actor: Kurtwood Smith
  • director: Alexander Payne
  • producer: Andrew Stone
  • producer: Michael Zimbrich
  • producer: Cary Woods
  • producer: Cathy Konrad
  • cinematographer: James Glennon
  • composer: Rolfe Kent
  • editor: Kevin Tent
  • costume-designer: Tom McKinley
  • production-designer: Jane Ann Stewart
  • role-name: Cheryl Stoney
  • role-name: Diane Siegler
  • role-name: Gail Stoney
  • role-name: Norm Stoney
  • role-name: Ruth Stoops
  • role-name: Harlan
  • screenwriter: Alexander Payne
  • screenwriter: Jim Taylor
  • year: 1996
  • studio: Miramax Films