It's Good to Be Alive Poster

Release Date: 1974

DVD Release Date: July 30th, 2002

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary
In 1958, baseball star Roy Campanella (Paul Winfield) nearly loses his life in a car crash. Although lucky to be alive, the accident leaves him paralyzed, without any hope of ever playing ball again. Emotionally shattered by the event, Campanella grows resentful of his plight, pushing away his wife, Ruthie (Ruby Dee), and son, David (Ty Henderson). But with the help of a dedicated physical therapist, Sam Brockington (Lou Gossett), Campanella begins to brighten his outlook on life.

Cast: Paul Winfield, Louis Gossett Jr., Ruby Dee, Ramon Bieri, Joe De Santis, Ty Henderson, Lloyd Gough, Eric Scott Woods

Director: Michael Landon

Genres: Biography

Keywords: Gripping, 1960s, Mother, Emotional, Los Angeles, Inspiring, Fall, Marriage, 1950s, Quest, Son, Transformation, Family, Wife, Doctor