Gary Cole (Larry McAfee)Craig T. Nelson (Russ Fine)Kathleen Nolan (Larry's Mother)Chris Mulkey (Bill)L. Scott Caldwell (Mrs. Linson)Max Gail (Judge Johnson)David Purdham (Davis)Richard Redlin (Franklin Clark)Hinton Battle (Hildred Shumake)Henry G. Sanders (Hank)Timothy Scott (Larry's Father)David Schickele (Dr. Greene)James Harper (Staff Doctor)Gina Gallego (ICU Nurse)Jessie Nelson (Elizabeth Garland)Martin Davidson (Hospital Attorney)Tamara E. Genest (Meredith)Beverly D'Angelo (Dee)
Larry McAfee is paralyzed from the neck down following a motorcycle accident. He gradually loses the will to live, in the meantime befriending a talk radio DJ (portrayed by Craig T Nelson) over the phone. The two meet each other and become friends, though Larry still wishes to end his life. The DJ reluctantly has a switch installed on Larry's life support that Larry can activate at any time (via his mouth) to end his life.