Los Angeles: A new law says that the first ambulance that arrives at an accident obtains the contract to transport the injured person. The result is ruthless competition between several companies. Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
A '70s masterpiece, MJS is a dark comedy about rival ambulance companies working the tough streets of modern-day LA. It is Bill Cosby's movie all the way as a smart-aleck driver, but he is lent able support by a large cast that includes a young Harvey Keitel as a suspended cop and freshly minted driver and Raquel Welch as a dispatcher and secretary with higher aspirations. Lots of ribald humor and gritty scenes, not all of them played for laughs, by any means. Sort of like CAR WASH, only more dramatic and shocking, even by today's standards. I would say it is due for a remake, but Hollywood would probaly screw it up.
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