Citizen Ruth is a Film programme that first aired in 1996.

Citizen Ruth is a 3 star programme

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Citizen Ruth (1996)

Directed by
Alexander Payne

Ruth Stoops is a drug-user whose down-and-out existence is complicated once more by becoming pregnant. When a judge orders that she gets an abortion or face a felony charge, she is befriended by Gail Stoney, a pro-lifer whose husband is president of the local 'Babysavers' group. Suddenly Ruth is thrust into the middle of the pro-choice/pro-life debate, with each side wanting her to take their side as a 'message' to others - and the situation escalates.

Written by ,

Genre: Film

Running Time: 840 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1996

3/5 Stars

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour


Image for Laura DernLaura Dern...Ruth Stoops
Image for Swoosie KurtzSwoosie Kurtz...Diane Siegler
Image for Kurtwood SmithKurtwood Smith...Norm Stoney
Mary Kay Place...Gail Stoney
Kelly Preston...Rachel
M.C. Gainey...Harlan
Image for Kenneth MarsKenneth Mars...Dr. Charlie Rollins
David Graf...Judge Richter
Kathleen Noone...Nurse Pat
Tippi Hedren...Jessica Weiss
Image for Burt ReynoldsBurt Reynolds...Blaine Gibbons
Lance Rome...Ricky Ruth's Lover
Jim Kalal...Tony Stoops
Shea Degan...Arresting Officer
Vince Morelli...Dr. George