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The Switch (1993)

TV Movie  -  Drama  -  17 January 1993 (USA)
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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) ... See full summary »

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Larry McAfee
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Russ Fine
Kathleen Nolan ...
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Bill
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Mrs. Linson
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Judge Johnson
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Davis
Richard Redlin ...
Franklin Clark (as Richard Robert Redlin)
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Hank
Timothy Scott ...
Larry's Father (as Tim Scott)
David Schickele ...
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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One of the best TV Dramas ever
8 November 2001 | by (Austria) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best TV dramas I have ever seen. Gary Cole plays a young man, who is paralyzed after an accident and can only talk and breath through a special construction. Once strong and sporty he feels so terrible now that he wants to die. Gary Cole, well-known from American Gothic and Midnight Caller, plays his part sensitive and emotional and makes this movie unforgettable.


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