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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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Dr. Clare Scott
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Carter Hill
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Judge Wyler
Kaki Hunter ...
Mary Jo Sadler
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Orderly John
Alba Oms ...
Nurse Rodriguez
Janet Eilber ...
Pat
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Ward Costello ...
Mr. Eden
Alston Ahern ...
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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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You'll have a lot of laughs.....before you cry. See more »

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Drama

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12 March 1982 (Australia)  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)
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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 »

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Dr. Michael Emerson: You'll be fine.
Ken Harrison: [sarcastically] Are you kidding?
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Version of Whose Life Is It Anyway? (1972) See more »

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