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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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Dr. Clare Scott
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Carter Hill
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Judge Wyler
Kaki Hunter ...
Mary Jo Sadler
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Nurse Rodriguez
Janet Eilber ...
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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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Tom Conti won the 1979 Tony Award (New York City) for Actor in a Drama for "Who's Life is it Anyway?" as the patient Ken Harrison. See more »

Quotes

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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Hospital Ladies
Words and Music by Arthur B. Rubinstein
Performed by "The Rebel Rockers"
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Inciteful challenge to the power given to doctors by the state - 8/10
7 October 2003 | by (LIVERPOOL) – See all my reviews

This film may well deal with a taboo area of medicine which of course is patients control over their own death. The film deals with a very morbid subject area without descending into difficult viewing.Richard Dreyfuss's delivers a continum of comedy while not betraying the feeling of hopelessness felt by his character. Other than great dialogue and acting the film leaves the viewer questioning common sense notions of the rightieusness (probably spelt wrong sorry) of medical professionals as well as acknowledging the reality that the institution of medicine is a new religion that dictates its own values on the less powerful subjects in its claws (claws is too much isn't it). Great film!!!


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