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The Ordeal of Bill Carney (1981)

TV Movie | 100 min | Drama

Bill Carney has just been paralyzed from the neck down. He has been taking care of his two sons since his wife left him. Now, when word of his condition reaches her, she wants to take them away, as she feels that he is unable to care for ...See moreBill Carney has just been paralyzed from the neck down. He has been taking care of his two sons since his wife left him. Now, when word of his condition reaches her, she wants to take them away, as she feels that he is unable to care for them. And it appears that the courts agree too. So, his lawyer, also a paraplegic, begins the campaign to take his case before the Supreme Court. Will he win? Written by Anonymous See less
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Nov 23, 1981 (United States)

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26 cast members
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Richard Crenna
Mason Rose Mason Rose   See fewer
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Ray Sharkey
Bill Carney Bill Carney   See fewer
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Betty Buckley
Barbara Slaner Barbara Slaner   See fewer
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Ana Alicia
Lisa Saldonna Lisa Saldonna   See fewer
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Jeremy Licht
Willie Carney Willie Carney   See fewer
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Vincent Baggetta
Jack Hollister Jack Hollister   See fewer
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Martin Milner
Peter Belton Peter Belton   See fewer
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C.J. Hincks
Ellen Carney Ellen Carney   See fewer
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David Faustino
Eddie Carney Eddie Carney   See fewer
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Lynette Mettey
Nora Rose Nora Rose   See fewer
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Douglas Dirkson
Dr. Share Dr. Share   See fewer
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Tony Dow
Dr. Russell Dr. Russell   See fewer
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Allan Rich
Judge Stanley Mosk Judge Stanley Mosk   See fewer
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Robert Prosky
Judge Philip Erbsen Judge Philip Erbsen   See fewer
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Noam Pitlik
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Patrick Puccinelli
Clerk (as Pat Puccinelli) Clerk (as Pat Puccinelli)   See fewer
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Hugh Smith
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Les Jankey
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Alan Toy
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Hugh March
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5.3 / 10 | 19 votes