The Waterdance (1991)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Medical Drama, Psychological Drama, Ensemble Film  |   Release Date - May 13, 1992 (USA)  |   Run Time - 106 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Paralyzed in a 1984 accident, writer/director Neal Jimenez (of River's Edge fame) channelled his own experiences and emotions into his 1991 film Waterdance. Eric Stoltz stars as a young writer left incapacitated by a hiking accident. He is placed in a paraplegic ward, peopled by patients of all races and emotional states. Together with his new-found friends, Stoltz rebels against the hospital system and his own debilitation. Helen Hunt and Wesley Snipes are among the costars in this effective update (though not a remake) of 1950's The Men. Waterdance was given a brief theatrical release in 1992 before being telecast on PBS' American Playhouse in early 1993.

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paralysis, writer, paraplegic, patient [medical], rehabilitation [physical therapy], extramarital-affair, friendship, physical-therapy

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