John Badham on

Whose Life Is It Anyway?

Released 1981
Distributor MGM

John Badham explores the difficulties in adapting a hit play to the screen whose protagonist, paralyzed from the neck down, is bedridden for the entire story, fighting his doctors for the right to die. Richard Dreyfuss stars, in a role Ian McShane played in‚ a 1972‚ telefilm and which both Tom Conti and Mary Tyler Moore(!) played on Broadway.

About John Badham

John Badham, is the director of Saturday Night Fever, War Games, Stakeout, Short Circuit and Point of No Return, among others, as well as the TV series, Nikita, Heroes, Psych, The Shield and Criminal Minds. A Professor of Media Arts at Chapman University, his book “I’ll Be In My Trailer” has become the go-to source on directors working with Actors.   September 2013 will see the publication of his new book “John Badham on Directing”.