Based on the novel "A Case of Need" by Michael Crichton (under the pseudonym Jeffery Hudson), this medical mystery stars James Coburn as Boston pathologist Dr. Peter Carey. When a trusted colleague (James Hong) is accused of performing an illegal abortion that led to the death of the hospital chief of staff's (Dan O'Herlihy) daughter, Carey launches his own investigation to prove his friend's innocence. With Jennifer O'Neill, Pat Hingle; directed by Blake Edwards. 101 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.