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'Coma's' Richard Dreyfuss: 'You don't want to remake a really good film'

3 September 2012 2:00 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

On a chilly Friday night last January, lights are blazing inside Glenridge Hall, a stunning but secluded mansion in the suburbs of Atlanta. The location frequently is in demand for weddings and parties, but tonight it's standing in as the home of Dr. Theodore Stark (James Woods), chief of staff at fictional Peachtree Memorial Hospital, in a TV remake of the 1978 medical thriller "Coma." The new two-part movie premieres Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 3 and 4, on A&E Network.

In the glittering party scene being filmed, Oscar winner Geena Davis is playing Dr. Agnetta Lindquist, the chilly head of psychiatry at the hospital, as she meets new medical student Susan Wheeler (Lauren Ambrose, "Six Feet Under"), the heroine of the piece, who sets the drama into motion when she notices that an improbable number of the hospital's patients are lapsing into comas.

When her scene wraps, Davis gapes at her surroundings »


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Coma - Blu-ray Review

27 July 2012 6:37 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Fashions and special effects might be the tell-tale item that makes you recognize Coma is a film from years past. However, the storyline, thrills, and acting are top notch enough to make you forget those items and get caught up in the suspense. Susan Wheeler (Genevieve Bujold) and Mark Bellows (Michael Douglas) is not only a couple but residents at Boston General Hospital. Mark is jostling for the position of chief resident and looks like he.s going to achieve it. Susan is under a large amount of stress both in her relationship with Mark, but her best friend Nancy (Lois Chiles) goes in for a routine surgery that tragically ends with her in a coma. Susan »

- Patrick Luce

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