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Citizen Ruth

1996 Rated R 1hr 45m

In this satirical look at a controversial issue, unfit mother of four Ruth Stoops (Laura Dern) discovers while in jail that she's pregnant again. The judge charges her with endangering the fetus, but tells her he'll reduce the charges if she has an abortion. When word of this gets out, Ruth's caught in the middle of a tug-of-war between anti-abortion and abortion rights activists who want to use Ruth to get their messages across.

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Movie Details

1996 Sundance Film Festival®
  • Grand Jury Prize: Drama nominee
Substance abuse, strong language, and a sex scene
Screen formats

Widescreen 1.85:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access.