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55 Steps

55 Steps, a movie about the seminal California patients’ rights case, Riese v. St. Mary’s, will be available for streaming on Amazon starting October 16. Riese v. St. Mary’s was argued by Golden Gate University law professor and CANHR friend, Mort Cohen. In 55 Steps, Mort is played by Jeffrey Tambor. The movie also stars Helena Bonham Carter as Eleanor Riese and Hilary Swank as co-counsel Colette Hughes. Together, they enhanced the rights of persons with cognitive impairment to refuse chemical restraints and other forcible "treatments.”