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Stitches (1985)

 -  Comedy  -  November 1985 (USA)
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The misadventures of three students in medical school.

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Bobby Stevens
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Ralph Rizzo
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Sam Boon Tong
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Nancy McNaughton
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Barfer Bogan
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Howard Pierce
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Sheldon Mendlebaum
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Osgood Hamilton, Jr
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Dean Bradley
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Doctor Sidney Berman
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Judith Bradley
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Ted Fletcher
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Joan
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The misadventures of three students in medical school.

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Malpractice Made Perfect

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puerile and slick but worth a few laughs
23 December 2006 | by (The Society NY) – See all my reviews

this is one of the medical school movies the eighties produced. all follow the English romantic comedy 1950s era DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE to an extent but none quite attain the elegance and sophistication of English template.

of course directed at an American audience this films do have to have an element of silliness and teenage humour to sell tickets. three students are charting a course through medical school; one is an American --- ugh -- who is quite a comedian; a foreigner who befriends him is a far more serious student but there's a serious matter at hand. who teaches whom and what exactly must be learnt? the film does have an important point which it makes well, against the backdrop of a ridiculous pageant of body parts. it isn't quite so bad as some have said and is worth revisiting.

the film lacks the charm of certain of its rivals. It isn't quite as genteel as GROSS ANATOMY or as rich in social comment as BAD MEDICINE but certainly towers over PATCH ADAMS which is a pure abomination.


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