The concurrent sexual lives of best friends Jonathan and Sandy are presented, those lives which are affected by the sexual mores of the time and their own temperament, especially in ... See full summary »
With only the plan of moving in together after high school, two unusually devious friends seek direction in life. As a mere gag, they respond to a man's newspaper ad for a date, only to find it will greatly complicate their lives.
Documentary film-maker Bob Saunders and his wife Carol attend a group therapy session that serves as the backdrop for the opening scenes of the film. Returning to their Los Angeles home, ... See full summary »
Herbert Bock is chief of medicine in a major teaching hospital. His wife has left him, he is impotent and his children have both disowned him. He is toying with the idea of suicide when patients begin dying, not from complications, but from the erroneous treatments the Hospital is giving them. People in the wrong beds are given wrong medicines, sent to operating theaters for incorrect surgery, and found in waiting rooms dead of natural causes. Barbara Drummond has come to take her comatose father back to the Sioux reservation where he operates a clinic and they each reach out to each other for emotional support, as a shadowy figure stalks the patients and staff of the hospital. Written by
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About ten minutes into the movie, as the characters walk down a hospital hallway, followed by the camera, a technician and his microphone are revealed behind a nurse's cart. The camera then tightens the shot around the actors. See more »
I have a thing about middle-aged men.
I admire your candor.
You've been admiring a lot more than that.
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Although Barnard Hughes played two distinct roles, the end credits lists Hughes as playing the role of Drummond but not Dr. Mallory. See more »
With cinema taking a clear turn for the biting in the '70s, it was inevitable that there would be a movie like "The Hospital". George C. Scott plays the Chief of Medicine in a New York hospital. He's getting hit with a double whammy: his personal life is falling apart, and everyone seems to be dying in the hospital! Whether intended as an indictment of the US health care system or just a straightforward black comedy, Arthur Hiller's movie works in every way. It focuses very much on the characters, often using long conversations to let them develop (the discussion between Scott and Diana Rigg about an hour into the movie is almost like a movie itself!). Screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky later used similar characters in "Network". I recommend both movies.
Also appearing are Barnard Hughes, Nancy Marchand (of "The Sopranos"), Lenny Baker, Katherine Helmond, Frances Sternhagen, and a young Stockard Channing.
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