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The Carey Treatment (1972)

At a Boston hospital, Dr. Carey becomes an amateur sleuth to help clear a colleague who's accused of botching an illegal abortion that kills a 15 year old girl.

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Dr. Peter Carey
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Georgia Hightower
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Capt. Pearson
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Nurse Angela Holder
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Evelyn Randall
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Chief Surgeon Andrew Murphy
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J.D. Randall
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David Tao
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Dr. Joshua Randall
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Roger Hudson
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Sanderson the Pathologist
Steve Carlson ...
Walding
Rosemary Edelman ...
Janet Tao
Jennifer Edwards ...
Lydia Barrett
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Dr. Peter Carey is a pathologist at a Boston hospital. The daughter of the hospital's Chief of Staff dies after an illegal abortion goes wrong, and Carey's friend and colleague Dr. David Tao is accused of performing the abortion. Carey doesn't buy it, and so he digs deeper, angering the girl's father in the process. Questions abound: Who performed the abortion? Was the girl really pregnant? And what does it have to do with stolen morphine, blackmail attempts, and a mysterious and dangerous masseur? Written by reservoirdog909

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You've never seen a doctor like Dr. Carey. He has a unique way of operating. It's called ... The Carey Treatment See more »


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2 July 1972 (UK)  »

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Based on a novel entitled 'A Case of Need', published in 1968 and credited to Jeffrey Hudson. Decades later, Hudson was revealed to be a pseudonym for Michael Crichton. See more »

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When Carey jumps the bridge, the front hubcaps can be seen flying off the front wheels of his station wagon. The hubcaps then reappear back on the car. See more »

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David Tao: There's nothing wrong with him that retirement and a healthy bowel movement wouldn't cure.
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Referenced in Hammer (1972) See more »

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Forgotten thriller
25 March 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Pathologist Peter Carey (James Coburn) moves to Boston for a job at a hospital there. He meets Dr. David Tao (James Hong) and they become friends. He also romances beautiful Georgia Hightower (Jennifer O'Neill). Also Tao does abortions on the side (they were illegal in 1972). Then a hospital administrators daughter dies of a botched abortion and Tao is arrested. He didn't do it and Carey sets out to find out who did.

OK thriller elevated by Coburn's great performance and beautiful Boston locations. The script has plot holes and moves kind of slowly but it's OK. O'Neill look incredible but is given nothing to do. Director Blake Edwards disowned this film in later years saying the studio interfered with it. It's not good but it's not that bad either.


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