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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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A Case of Need  »

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Working title: "A Case of Need". See more »

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When Dr. Carey drives erratically to intimidate his passenger into telling him what she knows about the murder, her passenger side window alternates between completely open and completely closed. See more »

Quotes

Evelyn Randall: What can I do for you?
Dr. Peter Carey: Tell me about your daughter.
Evelyn Randall: My step-daugher. I'm not old enough to have been her mother.
Dr. Peter Carey: Oh, really?
Evelyn Randall: [offended] Yeah. Really!
Dr. Peter Carey: Well, if you say so...
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Referenced in Hammer (1972) See more »

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Coburn carries it
18 June 2001 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing this movie when I was a kid and really liking it. At the time, a doctor-as-detective story was an original idea, and Coburn carries it off with typical aplomb. Blake Edwards has directed thrillers before ("Experiment in Terror") so it's not like he doesn't know what he's doing here. At the time abortion was a pretty hot topic, so a thriller on the subject was fairly touchy. It all may seem a little too "hip" now, but I'd give it at least 3 stars.


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