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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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The comedy that teaches a new low in higher education. See more »

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The movie was originally scheduled for release in August 1985, but ended up being pushed back to November 1985. See more »

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

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MADERA, MADERA
Music and Lyrics by Harvey Miller
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I thought it was hilarious
21 May 2003 | by (Weslaco, Texas) – See all my reviews

Some reviewers panned this movie rather severely, but my wife and I thought it was hilarious. Arkin is great, no matter what accent he is using. I especially like Lalo Schifrin's wonderful score. We still occasionally roll the tape and enjoy it again. From some of the comments I have read, I can only gather that the writers confused this picture with the much less entertaining "Stitches", released the same year.


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