Midwives (2001)

She helps bring life into this world. Now she needs help with her own.

  • Genre: Crime, Drama, TV Movie
  • Release Date: 2001-04-02
  • User Rating: 6/10 from 1 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 32min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Craig Anderson Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
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It's a cold and stormy night, and in a house in rural Vermont, midwife Sibyl Danforth is, together with the father and an assistant, in the middle of a homebirth. As time passes, the woman in labor meets with difficulties and Sibyl concludes that it would be preferable for the woman to deliver her baby in the hospital. Though a dead telephone line and bad weather prevents Sibyl from going anywhere. Black ice and a persisten snowstorm makes transportation an impossibility. Early in the morning, the woman dies from what they believe to be a stroke and in all the chaos, Sibyl promptly decides to do a C-section to save the baby. The baby survives, but the mother is dead and tragedy is obvious. Yet, it's only going to get worse for Sibyl as her assistant is certain that the woman was still alive when Sibyl performed the C-section. Sibyl is charged with manslaughter, brought before the court and her life is and will forever be changed.

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  • Sissy Spacek

    as Sibyl Danforth
  • Peter Coyote

    as Stephen Hastings
  • Terry Kinney

    as Rand Danforth
  • Alison Pill

    as Constance 'Connie' Danforth
  • Peter Dvorsky

  • Paul Hecht

  • Cliff Saunders

    as Asa Bedford
  • Elva Mai Hoover

    as OB Gym Doctor
  • Piper Laurie

    as Cheryl Visco
  • Lindsay Collins

    as Wanda Purington
  • Murray Oliver

    as Caleb Purington
  • Bruce McFee

    as Tuttle
  • Danielle Bouffard

    as Hannah Purington
  • Ezra Perlman

    as Foogie
  • Jeremy Wright

    as Marc
  • Susannah Hoffmann

    as Charlotte Bedford
Directing Glenn Jordan Director
Writing Cynthia Saunders Teleplay
Production Glenn Jordan Producer
Sound Cameron Allan Original Music Composer
Camera Neil Roach Director of Photography
Editing David A. Simmons Editor
Production Robin D. Cook Casting
Art Anthony Greco Production Design
Art Sean Breaugh Art Direction
Sound Lisa A. Arpino Music Editor