Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color: Season 30, Episode 10

A Fighting Choice (13 Apr. 1986)
"Disneyland" A Fighting Choice (original title)

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Bright teenager afflicted with epilepsy sues his parents for the right to have "split brain" surgery in order to cure his seizures.

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Thad Taylor
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Meg Taylor
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Kellin Taylor
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Virginia Hagan
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Dr. Tobin
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Susie Fratelli
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Dr. Andreas Hellman
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Judge Rosenstiel
Parker Jacobs ...
Harvey Taylor
Allen Williams ...
Dan Goodman
Philip Linton ...
Eli Rhodes
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Dr. Gardner (as Robin Thomas)
Charles Lanyer ...
Dr. Leonard Faraday
Nina Henderson ...
Janet
Jeanne Hepple ...
Martha
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Bright teenager afflicted with epilepsy sues his parents for the right to have "split brain" surgery in order to cure his seizures.

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Good movie about a teen with a debilitating seizure disorder who takes his parents to court to become emancipated so that he could have controversial brain surgery
13 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Good movie. The courtroom scenes were a little overdone, but Dempsey did a good job convincing me that an intelligent minor is capable of making decisions about his own quality of life. (Brought to mind the same issues that Jodi Piccoult addressed in her recent book "My Sister's Keeper"). It's ironic that Patrick Dempsey played the affected teen, and the 10/4/06 episode of Grey's Anatomy featured Dempsey (as "Dr. McDreamy") performing the same operation on a man with a severe seizure disorder. Dempsey has come a long way since the unpopular, dorky character in "Can't Buy Me Love". Who knew that awkward, skinny teenager would turn out to be McDreamy?


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