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It's Good to Be Alive (1974)

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TV Movie | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

The story of former Brooklyn Dodger catcher Roy Campanella, whose career was cut short when he lost the use of his legs in an auto accident in January of 1958.See moreThe story of former Brooklyn Dodger catcher Roy Campanella, whose career was cut short when he lost the use of his legs in an auto accident in January of 1958. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com See less
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Steve Gethers (teleplay) (as Steven Gethers) | Roy Campanella (book)
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Updated Feb 22, 1974

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Feb 22, 1974 (United States)

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32 cast members
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Paul Winfield
Roy Campanella Roy Campanella   See fewer
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Louis Gossett Jr.
Sam Brockington (as Lou Gossett) Sam Brockington (as Lou Gossett)   See fewer
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Ruby Dee
Ruth Campanella Ruth Campanella   See fewer
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Ramon Bieri
Walter O'Malley Walter O'Malley   See fewer
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Joe De Santis
Roy Campanella's Father (as Joe DeSantis) Roy Campanella's Father (as Joe DeSantis)   See fewer
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Ty Henderson
David Campanella David Campanella   See fewer
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Ketty Lester
Roy Campanella's Mother Roy Campanella's Mother   See fewer
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Julian Burton
Dr. Rusk Dr. Rusk   See fewer
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Lloyd Gough
Surgeon Surgeon   See fewer
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Eric Woods
Roy Campanella as a Boy Roy Campanella as a Boy   See fewer
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Len Lesser
Man at Accident Man at Accident   See fewer
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Matthew 'Stymie' Beard
Stymie (as Stymie Beard) Stymie (as Stymie Beard)   See fewer
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Paul Savior
Attendant Attendant   See fewer
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Stanley Bennett Clay
Boy (as Stanley Clay) Boy (as Stanley Clay)   See fewer
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Nina Roman
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Stuart Nisbet
Reporter Reporter   See fewer
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Buck Young
Actor Actor   See fewer
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Rick Hurst
Ambulance Attendant (as Richard Hurst) Ambulance Attendant (as Richard Hurst)   See fewer
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Willie McIntyre
Actor (as Willie McIntyre Jr.) Actor (as Willie McIntyre Jr.)   See fewer
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Joe E. Tata
'Pee Wee' Reese 'Pee Wee' Reese   See fewer
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Roy Campanella
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Roxie Joynes
Herself Herself   See fewer
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Joni Campanella
Herself Herself   See fewer
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Tony Campanella
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Routh Campanella
Herself Herself   See fewer
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Stephen R. Hudis
Boy in Wheelchair (uncredited) Boy in Wheelchair (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.8 / 10 | 100 votes