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Larry McAfee
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Russ Fine
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Larry's Mother
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Bill
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Mrs. Linson
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Judge Johnson
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Davis
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Franklin Clark (as Richard Robert Redlin)
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Hildred Shumake
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Hank
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Larry's Father (as Tim Scott)
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Dr. Greene
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Staff Doctor
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ICU Nurse
Jessie Nelson ...
Elizabeth Garland
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Larry McAfee is paralyzed from the neck down following a motorcycle accident. He gradually loses the will to live, in the meantime befriending a talk radio DJ (portrayed by Craig T Nelson) over the phone. The two meet each other and become friends, though Larry still wishes to end his life. The DJ reluctantly has a switch installed on Larry's life support that Larry can activate at any time (via his mouth) to end his life. Written by Anthony Ventarola

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excellent
18 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I only saw this TV movie once, but I have never forgotten it. It was an extremely powerful portrayal of a physically challenged man who feels helpless and asks for only one thing: A switch installed so that he can turn off his life support if he wants to. Once the switch is in place, he realizes that he wants to live and begins to work with devices that will aid him in his daily living and work.

This film really should be out on DVD or video - it's a no miss. Gary Cole is his usual wonderful, no frills self in the role. I found this a very inspiring and informational film.

If you notice this in your TV listings, don't pass it up.


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