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Mercy or Murder? (1987)

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TV Movie | 100 min | Drama

Roswell and Emily Gilbert were married for fifty-one years, but for the eight final years of their marriage Emily suffered from Alzheimer's disease and the bone disease osteoporosis. Often in pain, Emily begged to die. In March 1985, 75-...See moreRoswell and Emily Gilbert were married for fifty-one years, but for the eight final years of their marriage Emily suffered from Alzheimer's disease and the bone disease osteoporosis. Often in pain, Emily begged to die. In March 1985, 75-year-old Roswell shot Emily in the head. He said it was an act of mercy, but he was tried for murder and convicted as the nation debated euthanasia. Written by Anonymous See less
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22 cast members
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Robert Young
Roswell Gilbert Roswell Gilbert   See fewer
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Frances Reid
Emily Gilbert Emily Gilbert   See fewer
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Eddie Albert
Joe Varon Joe Varon   See fewer
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Marshall Colt
Hancock Hancock   See fewer
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Michael Learned
Skipper Skipper   See fewer
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Alex Panas
Dr. Fredman Dr. Fredman   See fewer
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Barry Hober
Gulkin Gulkin   See fewer
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Joe Petrullo
Magnano Magnano   See fewer
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Roger Pretto
Dr. Hidalgo Dr. Hidalgo   See fewer
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Jerry Hotchkiss
John Klinker John Klinker   See fewer
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Arnie Ross
Scheff Scheff   See fewer
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Susan Hatfield
Sandy D'Amico Sandy D'Amico   See fewer
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Sherman Roberts
Dr. Ongley Dr. Ongley   See fewer
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Sherry Faber
Jackie Rhodes Jackie Rhodes   See fewer
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Paulette Attie
Lillian Lillian   See fewer
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Joyce Feurring
Prosecutor's Mother Prosecutor's Mother   See fewer
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Shawn McAllister
Clark Moran Clark Moran   See fewer
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Todd Vittum
Maijorca Waiter Maijorca Waiter   See fewer
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Burt Richards
Doorman (uncredited) Doorman (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.5 / 10 | 75 votes