Insouciant, happily married, talented sculptor Dreyfus has the world on a string until a horrible car accident leaves him a quadriplegic, completely dependent on hospital life-support systems and the kindness of strangers. Only his brain has been left uninjured, allowing him to grow
embittered by his fate. By turns dejected and aggressive, believing himself a burden to all around him, Dreyfuss isolates himself from everyone and everything, forbidding even his wife to see him. Although his doctor (Lahti) does all she can to revive his interest in life, Dreyfuss decides he
wants to die. The hospital executives, led by doctor Cassavetes, refuse to take him off life su...