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Terminal Choice (1985)

A patient in an hospital dies under mysterious circumstances. The attending doctor Fank Holt gets under suspect - he'd been fired already from his last position due to mispractice. For his ... See full summary »

Director:

Sheldon Larry

Writers:

Neal Bell (original screenplay), Peter Lawrence (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Spano ... Dr. Frank Holt
Diane Venora ... Anna Lang
David McCallum ... Dr. Giles Dodson
Robert Joy ... Dr. Harvey Rimmer
Don Francks ... Chauncy Rand
Nicholas Campbell ... Henderson
Ellen Barkin ... Mary O'Connor
Chapelle Jaffe ... Mrs. Dodson
Clare Coulter ... Nurse Barton
James Kidnie ... Dr. Kline
Martha Gibson Martha Gibson ... Kingsley's Daughter
Chas Lawther Chas Lawther ... Kingsley's Son-in-law
Les Rubie Les Rubie ... Miles Kingsley
Teri Austin ... Lylah Crane
Tom Harvey Tom Harvey ... Dr. Warren
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Storyline

A patient in an hospital dies under mysterious circumstances. The attending doctor Fank Holt gets under suspect - he'd been fired already from his last position due to mispractice. For his defence he investigates with help of doctor Anna Lang. Soon they find out that half of their colleagues were betting on the patient's diagnosises - was someone trying to increase his chances? But when Frank's friend, dissector Mary Connor, becomes deadly sick, he suspects there's even more to it. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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At Dodson Clinic, there's a chance you may not recover. The doctors are betting on it. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Death Bed See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Budget:

$3,900,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Initially released as "Terminal Choice" in May 1985, it had a second theatrical run under the title "Death Bed" in October 1985 and played under this title as late as April 1986 despite receiving a VHS release in December 1985. See more »

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Soundtracks

Going to Your Grave
Music and Lyrics by Ricky Magder
Sung by Charles Jones
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Criminally underrated...
31 March 2002 | by ep.comSee all my reviews

A pity, nobody seems to know this little thriller-masterpiece. Where bigger budgeted movies fail, "Terminal Choice" delivers lots of thrills, shocks and bloody violence. A little seen gem, that deserves being searched for in your local video shop. That anonymous guy beneath is quite right, when he says, you'll never trust hospitals again... it IS that effective ! Good ending,too, not really a twist, but it doesn't end the way one thought it would. Yep, that's Ellen Barkin in an early role...


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