Fight for Life (film)
|Fight for Life|
|Written by||Thomas Nesi|
|Directed by||Elliot Silverstein|
|Music by||Laurence Rosenthal|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Executive producer(s)||Charles Fries|
|Cinematography||Albert J. Dunk|
|Running time||95 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Fries Entertainment|
|Original release||March 23, 1987|
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.
- Jerry Lewis : Dr. Bernard Abrams
- Patty Duke : Shirley Abrams
- Barry Morse : Dr. Whalley
- Morgan Freeman : Dr. Sherard
- Jaclyn Bernstein : Felice Abrams
- Gérard Parkes : Father Robert Hunt
- Robert Benson : Dr. Keith
- Rosemary Dunsmore
- Patricia Hamilton
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.
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