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Whose Life Is It Anyway? (1981)

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Ken Harrison is an artist that makes sculptures. One day he is involved in a car accident, and is paralyzed from his neck. All he can do is talk, and he wants to die. In hospital he make ... See full summary »

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Mary Jo Sadler
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Ken Harrison is an artist that makes sculptures. One day he is involved in a car accident, and is paralyzed from his neck. All he can do is talk, and he wants to die. In hospital he make friends with some of the staff, and they support him when he goes to trial to be allowed to die. Written by Eva Kristin Berntzen <eva@himolde.no>

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The ultimate drama in the human comedy See more »

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12 March 1982 (Australia)  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)
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'John Cassavetes' is an improvisational actor/director, and he at times got fed up with having to be precise in his dialogue and was quoted as saying to Director John Badham, "Kid you're getting more out of me, than anyone has in a lifetime." See more »

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Ken Harrison: [shouting] You're still have nice breasts!
Dr. Clare Scott: [embarrassed as everybody laughs of Ken's remark] Thank you!
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Referenced in After Lately: Who's Vagina Is It, Anyway?! (2011) See more »

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Punkette Nights
Words and Music by Michael Starobin
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Very interesting movie
28 November 2001 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

I would say that this movie is very interesting.

May doctors let a patient die? Is it right to keep a person who wants to die alive?

These are two questions which this movie handles, and you have the possibility to agree or not. But wether you like the idea of letting a patient die or not, the movie really makes you think about all the angles in this case.

I would rate it 8/10.


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