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In the Matter of Karen Ann Quinlan (1977)

Based on a true case, this tells the story of two parents in New Jersey whose daughter has lapsed into a coma from which doctors say she will never recover. The parents must decide whether ... See full summary »

Director:

Glenn Jordan

Writer:

Hal Sitowitz
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Brian Keith ... Joe Quinlan
Piper Laurie ... Julie Quinlan
David Huffman ... Paul Armstrong
Stephanie Zimbalist ... Mary Ellen Quinlan
Biff McGuire ... Father Tom
David Spielberg ... Dr. Mason
Bert Freed ... Dr. Julius Korein
Louise Latham ... Sister Mary Luke
Mary Jane Grayson Mary Jane Grayson ... Karen Ann Quinlan
Habib Ageli Habib Ageli ... Dr. Hanif
Byron Morrow ... Attorney General
Vincent Baggetta Vincent Baggetta ... Donald Collester Jr.
Jane Elliot ... Maria Armstrong
John Friedrich ... John Quinlan
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Storyline

Based on a true case, this tells the story of two parents in New Jersey whose daughter has lapsed into a coma from which doctors say she will never recover. The parents must decide whether to keep her alive on life support systems, or to disconnect them and let her die with some dignity left. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Biography | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Direito de Matar: O Caso Karen Ann Quinlan See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Karen Ann Quinlan passed away on June 11, 1985, ten years after she fell into a persistent vegetative state, and nine years after her breathing tube was removed. See more »

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