It’s my life, after all! ( Whose Life Is It Anyway? ) Is an American film directed by John Badham , released in 1981 .
As a result of a road accident, Ken Harrison, a sculptor, finds himself suffering from a quadriplegia . He, so active once, becomes dependent on his entourage and quickly sinks into depression. He contemplates euthanasia but finds himself in the hands of the doctor who treated him, who is a fierce opponent of this practice. We think of interning him to prevent him from putting an end to his life. Ken Harrison then turns to a lawyer and engages in a mediated trial to bring his case to a successful conclusion.
- Title: It’s my life, after all!
- Original title: Whose Life Is It Anyway?
- Directed by: John Badham
- Screenplay: Brian Clark and Reginald Rose , based on Brian Clark’s play
- Production: Lawrence P. Bachmann
- Production company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
- Music: Arthur B. Rubinstein
- Photography: Mario Tosi
- Editing: Frank Morriss
- Country of origin: United States
- Format: Colors – 2,35: 1 – Mono – 35 mm
- Genre: Action / Adventure
- Duration: 119 minutes
- Release Date: December 2, 1981
- Richard Dreyfuss (VF: Bernard Murat ) : Ken Harrison
- John Cassavetes : D r Michael Emerson
- Christine Lahti : D r Clare Scott
- Bob Balaban : Carter Hill
- Kenneth McMillan : Judge Wyler
- Kaki Hunter : Mary Jo Sadler
- Thomas Carter : Orderly John
- Alba Oms : Nurse Rodriguez
- Janet Eilber : Pat
- Kathryn Grody : Mrs. Boyle
- George Wyner : D r Jacobs
- Mel Stewart : D r Barr
- Lyman Ward : a doctor
Around the film
- Part of the shoot was in Columbus Park and Faulkner Hospital in Boston .
- The original title of the film Whose Life Is It Anyway? Was hijacked for the title of the Anglo-American theatrical improvisation show Whose Line Is It Anyway? . In the DVD editions, the French subtitles present the name of the show as C’est ma réplique , après tout! .