For Their Own Good

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1 h 35 min199313+
Factory worker Sally Wheeler gets an ultimatum from her employer: she agree to be sterilized or she will be fired. When they comply the employer decides to demote & fire many of them. Now Sally decides its time to fight back against the injustices that have been put upon them by their sexist & greedy bosses.
Directors
Ed Kaplan
Starring
Elizabeth PerkinsColleen CampLaura San Giacomo
Genres
Drama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Supporting actors
Matthew GlaveDavid GrafKeli WilliamsCCH PounderMichael O'Neill
Producers
Jon Avnet
Studio
Multicom Entertainment Group (MEG)
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4.5 out of 5 stars

19 global ratings

  1. 65% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 25% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 11% of reviews have 3 stars
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GeeBLateReviewed in the United States on January 20, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Powerful drama and Elizabeth Perkins in her most amazing roll
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I saw this movie years ago and only recently thought to search for it on Amazon. While certainly not a cheerful movie, it is powerful and engrossing. Elizabeth Perkins delivers an outstanding performance as do several other members of the cast. When I first saw this, I initially assumed this was about events that occurred in the early 1900's and was shocked to learn that they happened in the 1980's!!!! Even though this isn't a feel-good, light movie, I think it is important to watch movies such as this to remind us of past injustices so that we don't let them be repeated. It's the same reason that I watch WWII and holocaust movies. Not every movie has to be entertaining.
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Liliena GibsonReviewed in the United States on December 2, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Know your rights! Concerning today’s Gov overreach!
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A true story, that we can learn how to fight for our own rights this day in age. Do not be forced to take any medical procedure of any type, a shot or surgery by any enforced unconditional Gov. overreach.
Scottie DEEEEEReviewed in the United States on August 1, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
REAL MEN ?
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Real men don't act like that what the he'll is going on in this world I don't even understand having kids for this type lifestyle ahhh Jeeze Us ,
Mamabird4Reviewed in the United States on April 13, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Amazing!
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Great acting and a powerful story that needed to be told. Those women were so brave and courageous! I can't believe this only became law in 1991 that's quite shocking!!!
MargauxReviewed in the United States on May 5, 2007
4.0 out of 5 stars
Hard to believe this actually happened.....
Almost unbelieveable, this film is based on a true story about a Texas firm that demanded their female workers undergo sterilization because it dealt with toxic chemicals. Female workers had to choose between taking a job and a future with no possibility of children. Great all around cast (Elizabeth Perkins, Laura San Giacomo & Charles Haid) about a riveting story. Yes, it's another story about a woman facing humilation & scorn in her fight for justice but a very interesting one and one worth watching.
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DianaReviewed in the United States on March 5, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Good movie
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Kept me entertained
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