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The Switch (1993)

TV Movie | 91 min | Biography, Drama

Larry McAfee is paralyzed from the neck down following a motorcycle accident. He gradually loses the will to live, in the meantime befriending a talk radio DJ (portrayed by Craig T Nelson) over the phone. The two meet each other and become...See moreLarry McAfee is paralyzed from the neck down following a motorcycle accident. He gradually loses the will to live, in the meantime befriending a talk radio DJ (portrayed by Craig T Nelson) over the phone. The two meet each other and become friends, though Larry still wishes to end his life. The DJ reluctantly has a switch installed on Larry's life support that Larry can activate at any time (via his mouth) to end his life. Written by Anthony Ventarola See less
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Director
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T.S. Cook (story) (teleplay) | Ron Schultz (story)
Cinematographer
Rohn Schmidt (as Ronn Schmidt)
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Updated Jan 17, 1993

Release date
Jan 17, 1993 (United States)

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19 cast members
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Gary Cole
Larry McAfee Larry McAfee   See fewer
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Craig T. Nelson
Russ Fine Russ Fine   See fewer
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Kathleen Nolan
Larry's Mother Larry's Mother   See fewer
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L. Scott Caldwell
Mrs. Linson Mrs. Linson   See fewer
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Max Gail
Judge Johnson Judge Johnson   See fewer
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Richard Redlin
Franklin Clark (as Richard Robert Redlin) Franklin Clark (as Richard Robert Redlin)   See fewer
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Hinton Battle
Hildred Shumake Hildred Shumake   See fewer
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Timothy Scott
Larry's Father (as Tim Scott) Larry's Father (as Tim Scott)   See fewer
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David Schickele
Dr. Greene Dr. Greene   See fewer
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James Harper
Staff Doctor Staff Doctor   See fewer
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Gina Gallego
ICU Nurse ICU Nurse   See fewer
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Jessie Nelson
Elizabeth Garland Elizabeth Garland   See fewer
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Martin Davidson
Hospital Attorney Hospital Attorney   See fewer
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Tamara E. Genest
Meredith Meredith   See fewer
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Beverly D'Angelo
Dee (uncredited) Dee (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ryal Haakenson
Doctor (uncredited) Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.9 / 10 | 70 votes