6.7/10
65
3 user

Right to Die (1987)

A successful woman's life is irrevocably changed when she is diagnosed with ALS and ultimately finds her living situation impossible to endure.

Director:

Paul Wendkos

Writers:

Andrew H. Malcolm (articles), Phil Penningroth
Reviews
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Scandal in a Small Town (TV Movie 1988)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Leda Beth Vincent lives in the small town of Shiloh and works as a cocktail waitress there. She is not too well thought of as she is nothing of a blushing virgin. But she is far from a ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Page
Stars: Raquel Welch, Christa Denton, Frances Lee McCain
Trouble in Paradise (TV Movie 1989)
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Shipwrecked on an island, a woman finds it difficult to deal with an uncouth beach-combing hermit.

Director: Di Drew
Stars: Raquel Welch, Jack Thompson, Nicholas Hammond
Animal (1977)
Action | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The funny misadventures of a dating duo of film stunt professionals in France.

Director: Claude Zidi
Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Raquel Welch, Dany Saval
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

An aging silent movie comic star tries for a comeback by staging a wild party that turns into a sexual free-for-all. The comic ends up killing his mistress and her latest boyfriend.

Director: James Ivory
Stars: James Coco, Raquel Welch, Perry King
Western | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A woman kills her husband after he becomes violently abusive following concussion. The tribe then banishes her from the community.

Director: Mel Damski
Stars: Raquel Welch, Bradford Dillman, George Clutesi
Flareup (1969)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Psycho stalks go-go dancer from Las Vegas to L.A.

Director: James Neilson
Stars: Raquel Welch, James Stacy, Luke Askew
Fathom (1967)
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

In Spain, an American skydiver is recruited by Western intelligence agents to recover a lost H-bomb detonator from hostile foreign agents.

Director: Leslie H. Martinson
Stars: Anthony Franciosa, Raquel Welch, Ronald Fraser
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Robinson, Welch and some incompetent european gangsters kidnap an American gangster who they think has a lot of money.

Director: Ken Annakin
Stars: Vittorio De Sica, Raquel Welch, Robert Wagner
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Competition between privately owned Los Angeles ambulance companies is played for humor.

Director: Peter Yates
Stars: Bill Cosby, Raquel Welch, Harvey Keitel
The Queens (1966)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Four unrelated short comedies by four different directors. "Queen Sabina"chronicles the sexual misadventures of a teenage girl on the road home. "Queen Armenia" centers on a self-serving ... See full summary »

Directors: Mauro Bolognini, Mario Monicelli, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Monica Vitti, Enrico Maria Salerno, Claudia Cardinale
Comedy | Crime | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Stuck in a dream world of his own, Italian sculptor Albert Saporito sometimes has difficulty separating truth from fiction. When he dreams that his gangster neighbor has been murdered, he ... See full summary »

Director: Eduardo De Filippo
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Raquel Welch, Guido Alberti
Tainted Blood (TV Movie 1993)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Raquel Welch is an author researching a new book, when she comes across the story of a surprising double murder-suicide. A smart, young, athletic high school student adopted by his parents ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Patrick
Stars: Raquel Welch, Alley Mills, Kerri Green
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Raquel Welch ... Emily Bauer
Michael Gross ... Bob Bauer
Bonnie Bartlett ... Lillian
Peter Michael Goetz ... Woodie Charris
Joanna Miles ... Katherine
Ed O'Neill
Diane Salinger ... Betsy
Mark Shera ... Roger
Castulo Guerra ... Dr. Reuben Espinoza
Jaclyn Bernstein ... Lynn
David Wohl ... Andy Breton
Karen Landry ... Lindsey James
Alan Fudge ... Dr. Harley Albert
Gerald Castillo Gerald Castillo ... Manuel Silva
Lilyan Chauvin ... Raylen
Edit

Storyline

Emily Bauer is a successful psychologist who is living the ideal family life until she is suddenly diagnosed with the dreaded neurological condition called ALS better known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. In the beginning stages, she puts up a courageous fight against this terrible affliction but her condition is deteriorating which eventually leaves her in a vegetative state. Emily then pleads with her husband to help her die. Written by mts77

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Recht zu sterben See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?


Soundtracks

Tupelo Honey
Performed by Van Morrison
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Very moving
9 September 2016 | by stevenroberts-53999See all my reviews

OK, so it wasn't the Titanic or some other blockbuster but I have to disagree with the previous poster who said Raquel shouldn't have been cast. I thought she handled the role amazingly well and both Michael and Raquel were very good. There was a woman who played a nurse that had played Isaiah's wife in Little House on the Prairie (I'm pretty sure it was "Grace")that also was very good with opposing views to right to die. Well worth a watch and food for thought. Very much of a tearjerker, you will want a bowl of ice cream, a blanket on the couch and a big box of tissues. The poster who talked about her Mom running through a sprinkler is how I would like to remember my Mom. Thank you, poster, for the beautiful visual.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed