Act of Love (1980)





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The always-touchy issue of euthanasia has provided source material for films since the silent era. 1980's Act of Love stars Ron Howard as the brother of Mickey Rourke, who has been left paralyzed by a motorcycle accident. Howard kills Rourke with a shotgun, claiming his brother begged him to do it. He willingly gives himself up to the authorities and stands trial, hoping more for understanding than exoneration. Made for television, Act of Love was based on a true story, chronicled by author Paige Mitchell.
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Paramount Television


Mickey Rourke
as Joseph Cybulkowski
Ron Howard
as Leon Cybulkowski
Gail Youngs
as Joan Gruber
Robert Foxworth
as Andrew Rose
Mary Kay Place
as Becky Wiggins
Peter Michael Goetz
as Dr. Warren Fitzpatrick
Chris Mulkey
as Nurse Watkins
Jacqueline Brookes
as Eugenia Cybulkowski
David Spielberg
as Victor Burton
Pat Corley
as Sergeant Waterson
Kent Williams
as Dr. Mitchell
Peter Hobbs
as Judge Traviera
Michael Flanagan
as Dr. Gerald Oliver
Brian Farrell
as Mr. Carney
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