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1 hr. 40 min.

Plot Summary
Middle-aged newspaper editor Norman Cousins (Edward Asner) learns that he has a disease that could significantly reduce the quality of his life and cut short his time on earth, but he doesn't agree with his doctor's treatment plans. He believes that he doesn't need to succumb quietly and decides to combat his sickness by simply enjoying his life. With his kindhearted wife, Ellen (Millie Perkins), at his side, Norman determines to treat himself with positivity, laughter and love.

Cast: Edward Asner , Eli Wallach , Millie Perkins , David Ogden Stiers , Lelia Goldoni , Haunani Minn , Julie Montgomery , Claudia Wells

Director: Richard T. Heffron

Genres: Docudrama

Anatomy of an Illness (1984)

Release Date: January 1st, 1984|1 hr. 40 min.

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