The Switch (1993)

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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) ... See full summary »

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18 December 2004 | blanche-2
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| excellent
I only saw this TV movie once, but I have never forgotten it. It was an extremely powerful portrayal of a physically challenged man who feels helpless and asks for only one thing: A switch installed so that he can turn off his life support if he wants to. Once the switch is in place, he realizes that he wants to live and begins to work with devices that will aid him in his daily living and work.

This film really should be out on DVD or video - it's a no miss. Gary Cole is his usual wonderful, no frills self in the role. I found this a very inspiring and informational film.

If you notice this in your TV listings, don't pass it up.

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