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Act of Love (1980)

TV Movie | 104 min | Drama

Old country traditions and values cause Ron Howard to honor the pleas of his brother (played by Mickey Rourke), a quadriplegic following a motorcycle accident, to end his life, and then to stand trial for first-degree murder after the ...See moreOld country traditions and values cause Ron Howard to honor the pleas of his brother (played by Mickey Rourke), a quadriplegic following a motorcycle accident, to end his life, and then to stand trial for first-degree murder after the mercy killing. Michael De Guzman's teleplay was inspired by Paige. See less
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Michael De Guzman | Judith Paige Mitchell (book "Act of Love: The Killing of George Zygmanik") (as Paige Mitchell)
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Updated Sep 24, 1980

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Sep 24, 1980 (United States)

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21 cast members
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Ron Howard
Leon Cybulkowski Leon Cybulkowski   See fewer
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Robert Foxworth
Andrew Rose Andrew Rose   See fewer
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Mickey Rourke
Joseph Cybulkowski Joseph Cybulkowski   See fewer
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David Spielberg
Victor Burton Victor Burton   See fewer
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Jacqueline Brookes
Eugenia Cybulkowski Eugenia Cybulkowski   See fewer
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Sondra West
Margaret Cybulkowski Margaret Cybulkowski   See fewer
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Gail Youngs
Joan Gruber Joan Gruber   See fewer
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Mary Kay Place
Becky Wiggins Becky Wiggins   See fewer
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Peter Michael Goetz
Dr. Warren Fitzpatrick Dr. Warren Fitzpatrick   See fewer
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Peter Hobbs
Judge Traviera Judge Traviera   See fewer
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Kent Williams
Dr. Mitchell Dr. Mitchell   See fewer
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Chris Mulkey
Nurse Watkins Nurse Watkins   See fewer
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Michael Flanagan
Dr. Gerald Oliver Dr. Gerald Oliver   See fewer
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Brian Farrell
Mr. Carney Mr. Carney   See fewer
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Pat Corley
Sgt. Waterson Sgt. Waterson   See fewer
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Jonathan Estrin
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Kathleen Brown
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Adam Kennedy
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5.5 / 10 | 109 votes