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Whose Life Is It Anyway? (1981)

R
119 min | Drama

Ken Harrison is an artist who makes sculptures. One day he is involved in a car accident, and is paralyzed from his neck down. All he can do is talk, and he wants to die. In hospital he make friends with some of the staff, and they support...See moreKen Harrison is an artist who makes sculptures. One day he is involved in a car accident, and is paralyzed from his neck down. All he can do is talk, and he wants to die. In hospital he make friends with some of the staff, and they support him when he goes to trial to be allowed to die. Written by Eva Kristin Berntzen See less
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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)
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Wallis Nicita (as Wally Nicita)
Production Designer
Gene Callahan (as Gene Callaghan)
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$13,000,000
Gross (US & Canada)
$8,206,145
Gross (World)
$8,206,145
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Release date
Jan 22, 1982 (United States)

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Kaki Hunter
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Juli Andelman
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7.3 / 10 | 2,452 votes