Fight for Life (film)

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Fight for Life
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Written byThomas Nesi
Scott Nisor
Directed byElliot Silverstein
StarringJerry Lewis
Patty Duke
Morgan Freeman
Music byLaurence Rosenthal
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Charles Fries
Irv Wilson
Producer(s)Ian McDougall
Production location(s)Toronto
CinematographyAlbert J. Dunk
Editor(s)Leslie Dennis
Running time95 minutes
Production company(s)Fries Entertainment
Original networkABC
Picture formatColor
Audio formatMono
Original releaseMarch 23, 1987 (1987-03-23)

Fight For Life is a 1987 American made-for-television drama film starring Jerry Lewis (in his television film debut), Patty Duke and Morgan Freeman. It was originally broadcast on March 23, 1987 on the ABC.


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.


Home media[edit]

The film was released twice on DVD. The first release was on September 4, 2012 on a Morgan Freeman dual release with Moll Flanders.[1] It was later released on October 31, 2012 on an Amazon exclusive dual 'Family Film' release with Dominick and Eugene.[2]

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