And last night I watched an old VHS of Bryan Forbes' The Raging Moon (1970). Depressing, uplifting and then heart-breaking.
Kudos to Malcolm McDowell for an accurate portrayal of disability and he must have spent some time preparing for the role as not once does he make an error with his depiction of the wheelchair-bound. Maybe not as palatable as Born on the Fourth of July or My Left Foot but McDowell's initially bitter sportsman who gradually comes to terms with his illness is far more authentic- all he wants is to lead a regular a life as possible.
Paul Darrow aka Avon makes his film debut as a doctor. [/b]