Citizen Ruth

Co-written and directed by Alexander Payne, the award winning director of Election, About Schmidt, and Sideways. 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.


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  • 2007-08-09 23:30:00 - 2007-08-10 01:15:00 on BBC One Wales, BBC One South East, BBC One South West, BBC One West, BBC One Channel Islands, BBC One Oxford, BBC One South, BBC One North East, BBC One East Yorkshire, BBC One Yorkshire, BBC One Cambridge, BBC One West Midlands, BBC One East Midlands, BBC One East, BBC One North West, BBC One Scotland, BBC One London,


  • Actor Laura Dern
  • Actor Swoosie Kurtz
  • Actor Mary Place
  • Actor Kurtwood Smith
  • Actor Kelly Preston
  • Actor Burt Reynolds
  • Actor Alicia Witt
  • Actor Tippi Hedren
  • Actor Kathleen Noone
  • Director Alexander Payne