Right to Die (film)

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Right to Die
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Written by Andrew H. Malcolm (articles)
Phil Penningroth
Directed by Paul Wendkos
Starring Raquel Welch
Michael Gross
Music by Brad Fiedel
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Executive producers Don Ohlmeyer
Patti Singer
Producer Karen Danaher-Dorr
Cinematography Bernd Heinl
Editor James Galloway
Running time90 minutes
Production company Ohlmeyer Communications Company
Distributor NBC
Original networkNBC
Picture formatColor
Audio format Stereo
Original releaseOctober 12, 1987 (1987-10-12)

Right to Die is a 1987 television film directed by Paul Wendkos that explored issues relating to the Right to Die movement. [1]


Raquel Welch was nominated for a Golden Globe in 1988 for her performance as Emily Bauer, a psychologist diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease who comes to desire her own death as her disease progresses. Michael Gross co-starred as her husband, Bob.

Raquel Welch later said it was one of the films of which she was most proud. [2]

Filming took place in May–June 1987. [3]


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  1. "Raquel Welch Forsakes Glamour In Drama on Dying: Unglamorous Role for Welch" by LESLIE BENNETTS. New York Times 7 Oct 1987: C1.
  2. "A censor in 'Paradise': Raquel Welch protests CBS's taming of sex scenes in 'Trouble'" Sanello, Frank. Chicago Tribune 14 May 1989: F6
  3. CASTING AROUND" Modderno, Craig. Los Angeles Times 31 May 1987: L34