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Coma (1978)

When a young female doctor notices an unnatural amount of comas occurring in her hospital she uncovers a horrible conspiracy.

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Dr. Susan Wheeler (as Genevieve Bujold)
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Dr. Morelind (as Harry Rhodes)
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Dr. Marcus
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Vince (as Lance Le Gault)
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A young doctor at a hospital, Susan Wheeler (played by Geneviève Bujold), starts noticing a pattern of strange occurrences with patients. Healthy patients are suddenly developing complications and ending up in comas. She starts investigating and what she reveals is astonishing. Written by grantss

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Imagine your life hangs by a thread. Imagine your body hangs by a wire. Imagine you're not imagining. See more »


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6 January 1978 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Julie Christie was the first choice to play Dr. Susan Wheeler. See more »

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When Mark puts Dr. Wheeler to bed after the chase at the Anatomy Lab, the bed covers change between when she lays down and when she leaves moments later. See more »

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Dr. George A. Harris: Somebody has to make these decisions. We can't wait around forever. If society won't decide, we'll decide. We'll make the hard decisions.
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Referenced in The Incredible Hulk: Terror in Times Square (1978) See more »

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A very nice picture, don't miss this one!
22 December 2000 | by See all my reviews

A forgotten classic from the late 70s? Yes, I just discovered the picture and enjoyed my 2 hours in company of Geneviève Bujold.

The film is set in a Hospital which feels and looks just like the real one, what verisimilitude! There's something strange going on, but is she just imagining it or is there a real conspiracy? There are some stunning examples of locations, the Jefferson institute is amazing, I felt so freaked out by it.

Geneviève Bujold gives an excellent performance, really liked her, she had a lot of warmth, really felt for her and she kept her feminity throughout. Michael Douglas is good, but not great. I think the director could've added much more to his character.

The direction is pretty suspenseful, very slick and framed very well.

The screenplay isn't bad at all, any problems should've been rectified on set.

The film was framed at 1.66:1

A nice suspenseful picture, deserves more recognition.


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