Fight for Life (film)

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Fight For Life
Film fight for life.jpg
Directed by Elliot Silverstein
Produced by Ian McDougall
Written by Tom Nesi
Scott Nisor
Starring Jerry Lewis
Patty Duke
Morgan Freeman
Distributed by ABC Television Network(original)
MGM Worldwide Television (current)
Release date
  • March 23, 1987 (1987-03-23)
Running time
94 minutes
Country United States
Language English

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


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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