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Name That Trauma:: XMinus on a Paralyzed Organ Donor

August 22nd, 2019 by unkle lancifer · 3 Comments

Dear Uncle Lancifer, I need some help with finding a trauma. I can not find this short film that is stuck in my head. I only know it was part of a collection of short films or some anthology series. I am not really sure. The plot is about a guy that gets in a car accident and is completely paralyzed except for being able to move one of his fingers. All I can remember is at the end he is trying to move his finger but it won’t move, and the twist is that he is an organ donor. The last image is of a surgeon, and the sound of a bone saw being revved up before the screen goes black. I hope I was not imagining things and would like to find out the title of what this was and see it again.

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1 year ago

I don’t know your movie but your story seems to based on Breakdown by Louis Pollock. People always remember the teardrop and the finger.

Breakdown was done three times for TV.

The latest Breakdown version was in 1985. I hope you find your movie because I want to see it.

1 year ago

That’s from Alfred Hitchcock Presents, “Breakdown.” It was an early first season episode of both the 1955 and 1985 series, but that description sounds like it must be the ’85 one (which I haven’t seen since it originally aired).