Whose Life Is It Anyway?

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Whose Life Is It Anyway? ★★★½ 1981 (R)

Black humor abounds. Sculptor Dreyfuss is paralyzed from the neck down in an auto accident. What follows is his struggle to persuade the hospital authorities to let him die. Excellent cast headed impressively by Dreyfuss; Lahti as his doctor and hospital head Cassavetes also are superb. From Brian Clark's successful Broadway play. 118m/C VHS, DVD . Richard Dreyfuss, John Cassavetes, Christine Lahti, Bob Balaban, Kenneth McMillan, Kaki Hunter, Thomas Carter; D: John Badham; W: Reginald Rose, Brian Clark.