Contributor Post Created with Sketch. First Trailer Out for Gosnell Movie

 

After interference by Hollywood, tech companies, and the courts, the creators of a movie based on Kermit Gosnell have finally released the first trailer.

A 2014 grand jury report accused Gosnell of killing hundreds of newborns over the course of decades in Philadelphia. He was ultimately convicted of three counts of first-degree murder and one count of involuntary manslaughter.

The movie was directed by Nick Searcy (Justified, From the Earth to the Moon), produced by Phelim McAleer and Anne McElhinney, and opens Oct. 12. The filmmakers were thrown off Kickstarter and most of Hollywood closed their doors, apparently due to the anti-abortion subject matter. The film was also blocked by the judge in the Gosnell trial, but that issue has since been settled.

What do you think, Ricochetti? Will you catch it in the theaters?

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  1. ToryWarWriter Thatcher

    I tried listening to a true crime podcast that covered Gosnell. I got through two episodes before I gave up because of all the horrors.

    It made David Cronenberg look normal.

    I am glad someone got to make a movie of this.

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    • August 15, 2018, at 2:36 PM PDT
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  2. ToryWarWriter Thatcher

    Though good luck seeing this in a theatre.

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    • August 15, 2018, at 2:37 PM PDT
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  3. Paul Erickson Member

    I cannot imagine anything less appealing. No way.

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    • August 15, 2018, at 2:51 PM PDT
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  4. Gary Robbins Reagan

    Whoa! What a trailer! 

    It will be hard to find in a theater. but that’s why we have Netflix and Amazon.com. 

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    • August 15, 2018, at 2:53 PM PDT
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  5. Aaron Miller Member
    Aaron Miller Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Ricochet Editors' Desk: The movie was directed by Nick Searcy (Justified, From the Earth to the Moon), produced by Phelim McAleer and Anne McElhinney, and opens Oct. 12. The filmmakers were thrown off Kickstarter and most of Hollywood closed their doors, apparently due to the anti-abortion subject matter. The film was also blocked by the judge in the Gosnell trial, but that issue has since been settled.

    No mention of @andrewklavan? Wasn’t he the scriptwriter?

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    • August 15, 2018, at 2:59 PM PDT
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  6. Basil Fawlty Member
    Basil Fawlty Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Whoa! What a trailer!

    It will be hard to find in a theater. but that’s why we have Netflix and Amazon.com.

    So they won’t show it too?

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    • August 15, 2018, at 3:04 PM PDT
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  7. Steven Seward Member

    ToryWarWriter (View Comment):

    Though good luck seeing this in a theatre.

    I have a feeling that it will be shown at many movie theaters nationwide. Their huge gravitational attraction to money is much greater than their attraction to abortion causes. Just look back at the Mel Gibson film about Christ – turned out to be a blockbuster.

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    • August 15, 2018, at 3:06 PM PDT
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  8. ctlaw Coolidge

    Aaron Miller (View Comment):

    Ricochet Editors’ Desk: The movie was directed by Nick Searcy (Justified, From the Earth to the Moon), produced by Phelim McAleer and Anne McElhinney, and opens Oct. 12. The filmmakers were thrown off Kickstarter and most of Hollywood closed their doors, apparently due to the anti-abortion subject matter. The film was also blocked by the judge in the Gosnell trial, but that issue has since been settled.

    No mention of @andrewklavan? Wasn’t he the scriptwriter?

    IMDB credits Klavan for “teleplay” and two others for “screenplay”.

    No Rotten Tomatoes entry yet:

    https://www.rottentomatoes.com/search/?search=gosnell

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    • August 15, 2018, at 3:13 PM PDT
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  9. Quake Voter Inactive

    Steven Seward (View Comment):

    ToryWarWriter (View Comment):

    Though good luck seeing this in a theatre.

    I have a feeling that it will be shown at many movie theaters nationwide. Their huge gravitational attraction to money is much greater than their attraction to abortion causes. Just look back at the Mel Gibson film about Christ – turned out to be a blockbuster.

    D’Souza put his two films into over 1,000 theatres.

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    • August 15, 2018, at 3:17 PM PDT
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  10. Stina Member

    I’d pay to see it.

    • #10
    • August 15, 2018, at 3:20 PM PDT
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  11. Western Chauvinist Member
    Western Chauvinist Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    I sent money to support the production and I’ll buy tickets, even if I can’t make myself watch it. We need to support truth-tellers in our society more than ever!

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    • August 15, 2018, at 3:26 PM PDT
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  12. Quake Voter Inactive

    Paul Erickson (View Comment):

    I cannot imagine anything less appealing. No way.

    Except maybe the sequel where PP markets the organs.

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    • August 15, 2018, at 3:27 PM PDT
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  13. Kozak Member
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    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Whoa! What a trailer!

    It will be hard to find in a theater. but that’s why we have Netflix and Amazon.com.

    Want to bet it doesn’t end up on Netflix?

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    • August 15, 2018, at 3:27 PM PDT
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  14. Kozak Member
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    I donated to the GoFundMe effort ( don’t think it was technically that but the equivalent). Will probably end up either buying a DVD, or purchasing the download. I suspect it might be hard to find on the usual options like Netflix, Amazon, Apple TV.

    We’ll see.

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    • August 15, 2018, at 3:29 PM PDT
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  15. Quake Voter Inactive

    Kozak (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Whoa! What a trailer!

    It will be hard to find in a theater. but that’s why we have Netflix and Amazon.com.

    Want to bet it doesn’t end up on Netflix?

    In fairness, both of D’Souza’s previous movies are available on Netflix and are actually Prime movies on Amazon. Netflix and Amazon aren’t nearly as hostile to conservatives as sometimes supposed. Audible (owned by Amazon) is a downright trove for conservatives.

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    • August 15, 2018, at 3:34 PM PDT
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  16. Caryn Thatcher
    Caryn Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    In our twenty years together, Steven and I have been to something like 10 movies in the theater. Three of them were to support directors or producers that seemed to be unfairly, even viciously targeted, including Gibson and D’Souza. I also went to see Wonder Woman–not my usual fare–with a friend just because of the way Gal Gadot was being singled out for being Israeli. So, yeah, we’re willing to put $$ down to support a cause.

    The trailer looks good, even though the subject is so distasteful. Still, something that should be seen. What say, @steven-seward?

    PS: Not to derail the OP, this observant Jew (with good knowledge of Christianity) thought Gibson’s movie was well done and not remotely anti-Semitic. Very much the Catholic Church’s take on the Gospels, I thought. Stations of the cross and all that. I also thought Wonder Woman was great and Gal Gadot particularly wonderful. Really perfect casting.

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    • August 15, 2018, at 3:37 PM PDT
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  17. Percival Thatcher
    Percival Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    It has been quite some time since I’ve gone to see a movie in the theater.

    I’m going to this one.

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    • August 15, 2018, at 3:54 PM PDT
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  18. Gary Robbins Reagan

    Basil Fawlty (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Whoa! What a trailer!

    It will be hard to find in a theater. but that’s why we have Netflix and Amazon.com.

    So they won’t show it too?

    I can’t imagine it not being available on Netflix or Amazon.

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    • August 15, 2018, at 4:11 PM PDT
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  19. Gary Robbins Reagan

    Steven Seward (View Comment):

    ToryWarWriter (View Comment):

    Though good luck seeing this in a theatre.

    I have a feeling that it will be shown at many movie theaters nationwide. Their huge gravitational attraction to money is much greater than their attraction to abortion causes. Just look back at the Mel Gibson film about Christ – turned out to be a blockbuster.

    I would suggest that Pro-Life groups rent out a theater, and show it. That’s how we got Atlas Shruggled in Flagstaff, and we sold out the theater. The sequel was shown in the theater, and we didn’t have to rent out the theater.

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    • August 15, 2018, at 4:14 PM PDT
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  20. Basil Fawlty Member
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    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Basil Fawlty (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Whoa! What a trailer!

    It will be hard to find in a theater. but that’s why we have Netflix and Amazon.com.

    So they won’t show it too?

    I can’t imagine it not being available on Netflix or Amazon.

    I can.

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    • August 15, 2018, at 4:19 PM PDT
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  21. Caryn Thatcher
    Caryn Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    According to this article, they have a distribution deal to open in 750 theaters in mid-October. Good on them.

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    • August 15, 2018, at 5:11 PM PDT
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  22. Quietpi Member

    Caryn (View Comment):

    According to this article, they have a distribution deal to open in 750 theaters in mid-October. Good on them.

    Ya, but the fireworks haven’t started.

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    • August 15, 2018, at 5:24 PM PDT
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  23. Gary Robbins Reagan

    Quietpi (View Comment):

    Caryn (View Comment):

    According to this article, they have a distribution deal to open in 750 theaters in mid-October. Good on them.

    Ya, but the fireworks haven’t started.

    I predict picketing.

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    • August 15, 2018, at 5:51 PM PDT
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  24. Percival Thatcher
    Percival Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Quietpi (View Comment):

    Caryn (View Comment):

    According to this article, they have a distribution deal to open in 750 theaters in mid-October. Good on them.

    Ya, but the fireworks haven’t started.

    I predict picketing.

    Bring it.

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    • August 15, 2018, at 6:14 PM PDT
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  25. Quake Voter Inactive

    Percival (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Quietpi (View Comment):

    Caryn (View Comment):

    According to this article, they have a distribution deal to open in 750 theaters in mid-October. Good on them.

    Ya, but the fireworks haven’t started.

    I predict picketing.

    Bring it.

    Indeed. We don’t bring 500,000 people to DC in the sleet in support of right-to-work or comparative advantage after all. We got this one.

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    • August 15, 2018, at 6:19 PM PDT
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  26. Gary Robbins Reagan

    Quake Voter (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Quietpi (View Comment):

    Caryn (View Comment):

    According to this article, they have a distribution deal to open in 750 theaters in mid-October. Good on them.

    Ya, but the fireworks haven’t started.

    I predict picketing.

    Bring it.

    Indeed. We don’t bring 500,000 people to DC in the sleet in support of right-to-work or comparative advantage after all. We got this one.

    But theaters don’t want picketing at their business, as it will drive away customers of other movies, hence they drop the screening of the film.

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    • August 15, 2018, at 6:23 PM PDT
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  27. Cato Rand Coolidge

    I might buy a ticket just as a show of support. But no, I don’t want to see this. Yuck.

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    • August 15, 2018, at 6:27 PM PDT
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  28. Stina Member

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Quake Voter (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Quietpi (View Comment):

    Caryn (View Comment):

    According to this article, they have a distribution deal to open in 750 theaters in mid-October. Good on them.

    Ya, but the fireworks haven’t started.

    I predict picketing.

    Bring it.

    Indeed. We don’t bring 500,000 people to DC in the sleet in support of right-to-work or comparative advantage after all. We got this one.

    But theaters don’t want picketing at their business, as it will drive away customers of other movies, hence they drop the screening of the film.

    Let’s not borrow trouble.

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    • August 15, 2018, at 6:35 PM PDT
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  29. Gary Robbins Reagan

    AltarGirl (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Quake Voter (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Quietpi (View Comment):

    Caryn (View Comment):

    According to this article, they have a distribution deal to open in 750 theaters in mid-October. Good on them.

    Ya, but the fireworks haven’t started.

    I predict picketing.

    Bring it.

    Indeed. We don’t bring 500,000 people to DC in the sleet in support of right-to-work or comparative advantage after all. We got this one.

    But theaters don’t want picketing at their business, as it will drive away customers of other movies, hence they drop the screening of the film.

    Let’s not borrow trouble.

    I am not advocating, I am predicting. (I doubt that many PP folks read Ricochet posts.)

     

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    • August 15, 2018, at 6:44 PM PDT
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  30. James Gawron Thatcher
    James Gawron Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    To all,

    Isn’t this so very strange? Abortion has been with us for over forty years. It was originally sold on the basis that it would end ‘back alley abortions’. Over time it was transformed into a new right of women to terminate their pregnancy up until birth and even that boundary has been challenged. The moral slippery slope of so-called medical ethicists never stops pushing. Without any resistance, we will end up with postnatal abortions very soon. 

    Gosnell undermines the whole foundation. Nothing could be more back alley than Gosnell. It is more like the right of poor underaged women to be butchered by an abortion mill because no one wants them to have children. The eugenic mentality is always close at hand. The medical industry has become ever more sophisticated not just technically but financially. Always looking for new opportunities to monetize.

    Everyone in this country should be required to see Gosnell. Even if they are pro-abortion they need to understand what is really going on. You must have standards that you will enforce and you must have moral lines that you will not cross. If not, you can just forget all the virtue signaling. You aren’t virtuous so knock it off.

    Regards,

    Jim

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    • August 15, 2018, at 6:47 PM PDT
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