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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

C'est ma vie, après tout!  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)
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The original Broadway production of "Whose Life is It Anyway?" by Brian Clark opened at the Trafalgar Theater in New York on April 17, 1979, ran for 223 performances and was nominated for the 1979 Tony Award for the Best Play. See more »

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Dr. Michael Emerson: You'll be fine.
Ken Harrison: [sarcastically] Are you kidding?
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One Fine Deep Film
9 February 2004 | by (Bay Area) – See all my reviews

I caught this on Cable a few years back and was blown away by Richard Dreyfuss's performance. A very deep film not for the faint of heart. If you don't like to think don't see this film. Cause this will definetely bend you noodle. In my oppinion Richard Dreyfuss is definetely in the top five actors of his generation. After seeing this film you will know why I rank him so high. Excellent Sceenplay and Direction. WARNING: Like I said not for the faint of heart.


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