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A Fighting Choice 

Bright teenager afflicted with epilepsy sues his parents for the right to have "split brain" surgery in order to cure his seizures.


Ferdinand Fairfax


Craig Buck




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Beau Bridges ... Thad Taylor
Karen Valentine ... Meg Taylor
Patrick Dempsey ... Kellin Taylor
Frances Lee McCain ... Virginia Hagan
Lawrence Pressman ... Dr. Tobin
Danielle von Zerneck ... Susie Fratelli
Allan Arbus ... Dr. Andreas Hellman
Alice Hirson ... Judge Rosenstiel
Parker Jacobs Parker Jacobs ... Harvey Taylor
Allen Williams Allen Williams ... Dan Goodman
Philip Linton Philip Linton ... Eli Rhodes
Robin Thomas ... Dr. Gardner
Charles Lanyer Charles Lanyer ... Dr. Leonard Faraday
Nina Henderson Nina Henderson ... Janet
Jeanne Hepple Jeanne Hepple ... Martha


Bright teenager afflicted with epilepsy sues his parents for the right to have "split brain" surgery in order to cure his seizures.

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Release Date:

13 April 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A döntés joga See more »

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Walt Disney Television See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Good movie about a teen with a debilitating seizure disorder who takes his parents to court to become emancipated so that he could have controversial brain surgery
13 October 2006 | by grambobberSee all my reviews

Good movie. The courtroom scenes were a little overdone, but Dempsey did a good job convincing me that an intelligent minor is capable of making decisions about his own quality of life. (Brought to mind the same issues that Jodi Piccoult addressed in her recent book "My Sister's Keeper"). It's ironic that Patrick Dempsey played the affected teen, and the 10/4/06 episode of Grey's Anatomy featured Dempsey (as "Dr. McDreamy") performing the same operation on a man with a severe seizure disorder. Dempsey has come a long way since the unpopular, dorky character in "Can't Buy Me Love". Who knew that awkward, skinny teenager would turn out to be McDreamy?

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