Insouciant, happily married, talented sculptor Dreyfus has the world on a string until a horrible car accident leaves him a quadriplegic, completely dependent on hospital life-support systems and.
Film Review by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat Ken Harrison (Richard Dreyfuss), a 32-year-old sculptor and art teacher, lies in a hospital bed paralyzed from the neck down. His spinal chord was ruptured in a car accident. His vital functions are now controlled by machines.
Whose Life Is It Anyway? was adapted from Clark's own television play of the same title directed by Richard Everitt starring Ian McShane. A film adapted by Reginald Rose and directed by John Badham was released in 1981, starring Richard Dreyfuss, John Cassavetes, and Christine Lahti. Author David Benedictus adapted the play into a novel, which was also released in 1981. Awards and nominations.Ken Harrison is an artist, a sculptor, successful in his field and living with his beautiful girlfriend, when his life is changed forever by a horrible car accident. While his life was saved, Ken becomes a quadriplegic. Only able to move his shoulders and head, Ken feels helplessly out of control of his own life.Watch Whose Life Is It Anyway? movie trailer and get the latest cast info, photos, movie review and more on TVGuide.com.
Synopsis. Stepping into the role made famous on Broadway by Tom Conti, Richard Dreyfuss stars as a profoundly handicapped sculptor in Whose Life is it Anyway? Left a quadraplegic after an auto accident, the embittered Dreyfuss feels utterly useless, as both an artist and a human being. He doesn't want his family's love, or his doctor's care, or his nurse's ministrations.
Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Whose Life is It Anyway? Art scupltor and teacher Ken Harrison lays in the hospital bed day in and day wondering what next to become in his life. After a near-death car accident, Harrison is paralyzed from he neck down, as his spinal cord ruptured from the horrible crash. The head doctor in the hospital Dr. Emerson gives Ken the bad news he will not be able to.
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Whose Life is it Anyway Richard Dreyfuss shows his versatility in a controversial euthanasia play that, tragically in terms of the plot, demands only the use of his head.
Read user reviews of, 1981, with here at TCM. This is a fantastic movie with serious, thought provoking subject matter and outstanding performances from all actors involved.With all the recent health care discussions and legislation, this film is more timely than ever, even though it is almost 30 years old.Richard Dreyfuss gives a poignant, heartbreaking performance-I think it's his best.
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The patient whose life is in “play” is Claire Harrison, played by Deborah Kloegman. Imagine, she lies in bed throughout the play unable to move from her neck down as she controls the pace of the play. Deborah came up to this herculean task in spades. Even in her supine state she was able to maintain our focus and sympathy throughout. A feat indeed! The supporting cast harmonised.
Whose Life Is It Anyway? Brian Clark Comedy Theatre (2005) Share: Director Sir Peter Hall has recognised that Whose Life is it Anyway? is still as relevant and important today as it was when it was originally seen on Granada Television in 1972. It is worth remarking and lamenting the fact that two and a quarter hour dramas on serious subjects are now very rarely written for television.
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