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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.

Cast

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