Back in the 1970s, one of the biggest political issues was the Women's Liberation Movement. TV shows picked up on it with sitcoms like The Mary Tyler Moore Show, All in the Family, Maude and One Day at a Time. Hollywood even dabbled in featuring plots with strong female characters. Surprise, surprise.
Coma (1978), based on a novel by Robin Cook, was written and directed by Michael Crichton. It's one of my favorite "women's lib" movies. Genevieve Bujold plays Dr. Susan Wheeler, a resident at a University hospital in Boston who uncovers a plot involving comatose patients. Can't say more. Don't want to give away the surprise ending.
Michael Douglas plays her boyfriend, also a Dr. at the hospital. One of his best films, imo. And guess who has a small but important part? Tom Selleck! Very cool. This was just before he had his own TV show, Magnum P.I.
You can't help but notice the women's lib references:
SUSAN: Get your own dinner!