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Fight for Life (film)

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Director  Elliot Silverstein
Produced by  Ian McDougall
Duration  
Country  United States
5.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Production companies  Charles W. Fries
Language  English
Fight for Life (film) movie poster
Writer  Tom Nesi, Scott Nisor
Release date  March 23, 1987 (1987-03-23)
Cast  Jerry Lewis (Dr. Bernard Abrams), Morgan Freeman (Dr. Sherard), Jaclyn-Rose Lester (Felice Abrams (as Jaclyn Bernstein)), Gerard Parkes (Father Robert Hunt), Patty Duke (Shirley Abrams), Barry Morse (Dr. Whalley)
Similar movies  Patty Duke appears in Fight for Life and A Killer Among Friends

Fight For Life is a television film produced in 1986 and broadcast on March 23, 1987 on the ABC Television Network.

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Plot

Dr. Bernard Abrams (Jerry Lewis), an Ohio optometrist, and his wife Shirley Abrams(Patty Duke) have a six-year-old daughter that suffers from a rare form of epilepsy. The child's paraplegic doctor (Morgan Freeman) cares for her. As for the little girl's parents, they need to have a drug approved from the Food and Drug Administration. However, the process is slow and they are forced to fly to England to obtain the medication. They take their cause to the media in order to highlight their case and force the FDA to expedite its decision on use in America.

Cast

  • Jerry Lewis : Dr. Bernard Abrams
  • Patty Duke : Shirley Abrams
  • Barry Morse : Dr. Whalley
  • Morgan Freeman : Dr. Sherard
  • Jaclyn Bernstein : Felice Abrams
  • GĂ©rard Parkes : Father Robert Hunt
  • Robert Benson : Dr. Keith
  • Rosemary Dunsmore
  • Patricia Hamilton
  • Home media

    The film was released twice on DVD. The first release was on September 4, 2012 on a Morgan Freeman dual release with Moll Flanders. It was later released on October 31, 2012 on an Amazon exclusive dual 'Family Film' release with Dominick and Eugene.

    References

    Fight for Life (film) Wikipedia
    Fight for Life (film) IMDb Fight for Life (film) themoviedb.org


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