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Whose Life Is It Anyway? (1981)
R
119 min | Comedy, Drama

Richard Dreyfuss stars in this black comedy as a sculptor who becomesparalyzed after an auto accident and fights the hospital administrationfor the right to die.
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Director
Writers
Brian Clark (play "Whose Life Is It Anyway?") (screenplay) | Reginald Rose (screenplay)
Producer
Lawrence P. Bachmann (as Lawrence P. Bachman)
Cinematographer
Casting Director
Wallis Nicita (as Wally Nicita)
Production Designer
Gene Callahan (as Gene Callaghan)
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Release date
Jan 22, 1982 (United States)

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48 cast members
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Richard Dreyfuss
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John Cassavetes
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Christine Lahti
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Bob Balaban
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Kenneth McMillan
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Kaki Hunter
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Thomas Carter
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Alba Oms
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Kathryn Grody
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George Wyner
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Mel Stewart
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Ward Costello
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Alston Ahern
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Betty Cole
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Lyman Ward
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Juli Andelman
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Alan Stock
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Jeffrey Combs
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John Garber
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Katie Guymon
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Lissa Layng
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Tony Simotes
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Fred Slyter
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Robert S. Telford
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Larry D. Callaghan
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7.3 / 10 | 2,769 votes