A Private Matter

A Private Matter

Director: Joan Micklin Silver Cast: Sissy Spacek, Aidan Quinn, Estelle Parsons


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When Sherri Finkbine (Sissy Spacek), the host of the Sixties children's television program Romper Room, learns that her unborn child has been damaged by her use of the drug thalidomide, she and her husband decide to abort the fetus, setting in motion the media controversy that is the subject of Joan Micklin Silver's made-for-cable drama.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/28/2012
UPC: 0883316444580
Original Release: 1992
Rating: PG-13
Source: Hbo Archives
Time: 1:29:00
Sales rank: 57,814

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sissy Spacek Sherri Finkbine
Aidan Quinn Bob Finkbine
Estelle Parsons Mary Chessen
Sheila McCarthy Diane Callaghan
Leon Russom Steve Morris
Xander Berkeley Peter Zenner
William H. Macy Actor
Richard Venture Dr. Werner
Jeff Perry Randall Everett
Gregg Almquist Doctor #2
Mark Anderson Reporter #3
Dawn Arnemann Parking Lot Mom
Michael Bofshever TV Host
Michael Byrne Reporter #2
Lance Edwards Ray Becker
Taylor Fry Sandra Harper
Steven Gilborn Harvey
Stanley Grover Judge
Carla Gugino Mary Beth
Baxter Harris Doctor #1
Scott Hoxby FBI Man #1
Atanas Ilitch Security Guard
Ken Jenkins Frank Kearns
Ben Lemon FBI Man #2
Allison Mack Terri Finkbine
Kristin Moneagle TV Studio Mother
Reilly Murphy Boy in Parking Lot
Tony Salome Mailman
Noley Thornton Carol Callaghan
William Utay Jimmy Gillespie

Technical Credits
Joan Micklin Silver Director
Paul Elliott Cinematographer
James Newton Howard Score Composer
Isis Mussenden Costumes/Costume Designer
William Nicholson Screenwriter
Victoria Paul Production Designer
Rick Shaine Editor

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