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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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Pepe the Cab Driver
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Tony Sandoval
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Bruno the Witch Doctor
Dr. Miguel Cervantes
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Sra. Madera, Ramon's Mother


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 Ramon Madera, who falls 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)  »

Also Known As:

Die Weißkittel - Dümmer als der Arzt erlaubt  »

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$1,289,783, 24 November 1985, Wide Release

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


References Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 (1983) See more »


Written by John Fogerty
Performed by Ike Turner and Tina Turner
Courtesy of EMI America Records
A division of Capitol Records, Inc.
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I lived Bad Medicine
14 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

This movie is hilarious to those of us, over 10,000 people in the US, who attended the school that this movie is based on. Yes, there really is a school like this. The guy doesn't get a test grade because he was in the wrong seat - yep, they really do that. You know how the people in red jackets come to take attendance? Everyone runs to their seats as soon as they see them coming. There are armed guards in the streets, guards on the road to search your car or bus. It was quite an experience and adventure being there. The movie is a fun remembrance of life in Mexico,....eh um Guatamala I mean....I loved it! There is some macabre humor with the cadavers, but for most people in the medical field that's how the deal with working on them.

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