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Bad Medicine (1985)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 22 November 1985 (USA)
Jeff Marx wants to study medicine and become a physician. However, his grades are far from enough to get him into an American medical school. But instead he gets a chance to study medicine ... See full summary »

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Jeff Marx wants to study medicine and become a physician. However, his grades are far from enough to get him into an American medical school. But instead he gets a chance to study medicine abroad, in a small Latin American dictatorship, governed by the dictator Ramon Madera, who fall in love with Jeff's girlfriend, also a medical student. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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An inside look at the best student in the world's worst medical school. See more »

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22 November 1985 (USA)  »

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Filming began on February 4th, 1985, in Spain. See more »

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References Smokey and the Bandit II (1980) See more »

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MADERA, MADERA
Music and Lyrics by Harvey Miller
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Not All Bad.
8 June 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Steve Guttenberg took some time off from his "Police Academy" films with this sleight comedy that has the youngster going to medical school in Mexico after being rejected all over the U.S. There are truly some really funny moments and there is enough interest built up to make the finale feel appropriate, even if it is somewhat forced. Watchable and not a total waste from the sorry genre that dominated the 1980s. 2.5 out of 5 stars.


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