MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 63 this week

Right to Die (1987)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  12 October 1987 (USA)
6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 55 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Emily Bauer is a successful psychologist who is living the ideal family life until she is suddenly diagnosed with the dreaded neurological condition called ALS better known as Lou Gehrig's ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(articles),
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: June

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in June, brought to you by Swiffer.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 55 titles
created 21 Sep 2011
 
list image
a list of 4741 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Right to Die" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Right to Die (TV Movie 1987)

Right to Die (TV Movie 1987) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Right to Die.
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Trouble in Paradise (TV Movie 1989)
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Shipwrecked on an island, a woman finds it difficult to deal with an uncouth beach-combing hermit.

Director: Di Drew
Stars: Raquel Welch, Jack Thompson, Nicholas Hammond
Tainted Blood (TV Movie 1993)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Raquel Welch is an author researching a new book, when she comes across the story of a surprising double murder-suicide. A smart, young, athletic high school student adopted by his parents ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Patrick
Stars: Raquel Welch, Alley Mills, Kerri Green
The Whereabouts of Jenny (TV Movie 1991)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The government relocates a man's ex-wife and daughter.

Director: Gene Reynolds
Stars: Ed O'Neill, Debrah Farentino, Eve Gordon
Animal (1977)
Action | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The funny misadventures of a dating duo of film stunt professionals in France.

Director: Claude Zidi
Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Raquel Welch, Dany Saval
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Career criminal Frank plans a bank heist and sends for his buddies to help pull the job. Before his buddies arrive, he's caught, forcing his cohorts to pull the job alone. Frank soon escapes, setting off a search by the bumbling cops.

Director: Jim Kouf
Stars: Hoyt Axton, Corbin Bernsen, Rubén Blades
The Beloved (1971)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Yanni returns to his homeland, on a Greek island, after several years in London. Soon he is searching for his teenager passion, Elena. She is a married woman now, and adultery leads to ... See full summary »

Director: George P. Cosmatos
Stars: Raquel Welch, Richard Johnson, Jack Hawkins
Fathom (1967)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

In Southern Spain with a U.S. team, skydiver Fathom Harvill is approached by a Scottish colonel working for a top-secret Western agency. He's after a vital lost atomic device, and wants her... See full summary »

Director: Leslie H. Martinson
Stars: Anthony Franciosa, Raquel Welch, Ronald Fraser
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Competition between privately owned LA ambulance companies is played for humour.

Director: Peter Yates
Stars: Bill Cosby, Raquel Welch, Harvey Keitel
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A young swordsman comes to Paris and faces villains, romance, adventure and intrigue with three Musketeer friends.

Director: Richard Lester
Stars: Oliver Reed, Raquel Welch, Richard Chamberlain
Dutch (1991)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

To get to know his girlfriend's son, a working-class good guy volunteers to pick him up from a prep school - only to learn that her son isn't the nicest kid.

Director: Peter Faiman
Stars: Ed O'Neill, Ethan Embry, JoBeth Williams
Western | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A woman kills her husband after he becomes violently abusive following concussion. The tribe then banishes her from the community.

Director: Mel Damski
Stars: Raquel Welch, Bradford Dillman, George Clutesi
Popeye Doyle (TV Movie 1986)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

While Popeye Doyle (Ed ONeill) is investigating what appears to be a very simple drug overdose, he becomes involved in international intrigue. The Mosad and various other foreign diplomatic... See full summary »

Director: Peter Levin
Stars: Ed O'Neill, Matthew Laurance, James Handy
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Emily Bauer
...
Bob Bauer
...
Lillian
...
...
Katherine
...
Betsy
...
Roger
...
Dr. Reuben Espinoza
Jackie Bernstein ...
Lynn (as Jaclyn Bernstein)
...
Andy Breton
...
Lindsey James
...
Dr. Harley Albert
Gerald Castillo ...
Manuel Silva
Lilyan Chauvin ...
Raylen
Edit

Storyline

Emily Bauer is a successful psychologist who is living the ideal family life until she is suddenly diagnosed with the dreaded neurological condition called ALS better known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. In the beginning stages, she puts up a courageous fight against this terrible affliction but her condition is deteriorating which eventually leaves her in a vegetative state. Emily then pleads with her husband to help her die. Written by mts77

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 October 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Das Recht zu sterben  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Tupelo Honey
Performed by Van Morrison
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Certainly well-intentioned, but not especially well-made or well-cast...
13 March 2009 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Raquel Welch, teaching psychology in the first scene of the TV-movie "Right to Die", looks as out of place at the chalkboard as she would be performing brain surgery or landing a jumbo jet. She's obviously a beautiful, talented woman, but her range is limited--and a Raquel Welch without sauciness or pizazz is an automatic disappointment. Once you get the message that Rocky is going the Serious Thespian route here, diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) and wasting away without actually dying, the picture becomes an arduous journey. Michael Gross, as Welch's helpless husband, is saddled with a rather hopeless task: portraying the angry spouse who loves the woman he used to know, berating her after she loses her oxygen tube and calls him for help (what should have been an intense, ugly scene is sentimentalized for us so that we don't feel any less for this man--but who's the victim here?). Veteran director Paul Wendkos probably thought he was doing first-rate dramatic work but, with Welch's casting, the movie feels like a stunt, an unconvincing one designed to win awards. This worthy subject matter isn't treated gingerly--there are some fairly strong scenes--but Wendkos is too preoccupied with rosy trimmings. As a result, "Right to Die" becomes an actors' showcase which fails to showcase the actors to their proper advantage.


1 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Right to Die tlh82bl8
Discuss Right to Die (1987) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?