Right of Way

Right of Way
Type TV Movie
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 46mins.
Genres Drama
Keywords N/A
Status Completed
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Bette Davis Actor Mini Dwyer 1 1000001
James Stewart Actor Teddy Dwyer 1 1000002
Melinda Dillon Actor Ruda Dwyer 1 1000003
Priscilla Morrill Actor Louise Finter 1 1000004
John Harkins Actor G Clayburn 1 1000005
Louis Schaefer Actor Kahn 1 1000006
Jacque Lynn Colton Actor Mrs Belkin 1 1000007
Charles Walker Actor Kahn's Assistant 1 1000008
Philip Littell Actor Cashier 1 1000009
Edith Fields Actor Saleswoman 1 1000010
Ismael "East" Carlo Actor Gardener 1 1000011
Jodi Hicks Actor Belkin Daughter 1 1000012
Erin Karpf Actor Belkin Daughter 1 1000013
Bobby Jacoby Actor Belkin Son 1 1000014
Michael Murphy Actor Process Server 1 1000015
George Schaefer Director n/a 2 2000001
Merrill H Karpf Executive Producer n/a 174 3000001
George Schaefer Producer n/a 3 3000002
Philip L. Parslow Producer n/a 3 3000003
Richard Lee Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Richard Lee Play as Source Material n/a 120972 4000002
Howard R Schwartz Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Sidney M Katz Editor n/a 172 7000001
Brad Fiedel Music n/a 120781 8000001
John E Chilberg II Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Don Sullivan Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Noel Taylor Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Synopsis
This made-for-cable movie, uniting two screen legends for the first time, deals with the conflict between an elderly couple who decide to end their lives together in a suicide pact when the wife learns she has a terminal illness, and their married daughter who, with the help of local social service agencies, tries to dissuade them from their misguided plan. Based on Richard Lees' 1978 play which was produced at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis but never got to Broadway, the film generated some controversy until its premiere, shortly before which the ending was changed and several characters were eliminated (although their names remain among the credits).