Anatomy of an Illness Poster

Release Date: 1984

Not Yet Rated|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: Ed Asner, Eli Wallach, Millie Perkins, David Ogden Stiers, Lelia Goldoni, Haunani Minn, Julia Montgomery, Claudia Wells

Director: Richard Heffron

Genres: Docudrama

Keywords: Wife, Doctor, 1980s, 1960s, 1970s, Friend, Love, Quest, Moving, Office