The film was inspired by Dale Francis' "The Waiting Room 2050 A.D." and tackles the subject of euthanasia. In the film's futuristic world, the government decides when people are to die based upon their physical or mental decline, inability to continue their contributions to society and the high financial cost of keeping them alive through medical intervention.
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The film's setting is established with a written prologue: "In less than three generations, prosperity has been restored to our once bankrupt nation. Gone are the selfish years of citizens taking more than they put in. Now compassion rules and all are assured a life worth living." President Ruth Franklin, January 23, 2065. See more