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Whose Life Is It Anyway? (1981)

R | | Drama | 22 January 1982 (USA)
Ken Harrison is an artist who makes sculptures. One day he is involved in a car accident, and is paralyzed from his neck down. All he can do is talk, and he wants to die. In hospital he ... See full summary »

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Dr. Michael Emerson
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Dr. Clare Scott
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Carter Hill
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Judge Wyler
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Mary Jo Sadler
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Orderly John
Alba Oms ...
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Janet Eilber ...
Pat
Kathryn Grody ...
Mrs. Boyle
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Dr. Jacobs
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Dr. Barr
Ward Costello ...
Mr. Eden
Alston Ahern ...
Day Nurse
Betty Cole ...
ICU Nurse
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Storyline

Ken Harrison is an artist who makes sculptures. One day he is involved in a car accident, and is paralyzed from his neck down. 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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22 January 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

C'est ma vie, après tout!  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The thought of filming in an actual hospital was considered. However, MGM thought it make the film look cheesy since a lot of television shows were being filmed in actual hospitals at the time, so they decided to spend extra money to create their own hospital that would be more of a controlled and easier set to shoot in. See more »

Quotes

Ken Harrison: I admit that it's embarrassing for a man to compliment a woman on her breasts when only one of them is in bed. One of the people, that is. Not one of the breasts.
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Connections

Referenced in Murphy Brown: Whose Garbage Is It Anyway? (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Hospital Ladies
Words and Music by Arthur B. Rubinstein
Performed by "The Rebel Rockers"
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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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