Foreign Body (1986)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  26 September 1986 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 201 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 1 critic

An unemployed Indian engineer emigrates to England to find work and through a series of circumstances, ends up impersonating a doctor to win the attention of an attractive young woman.


0Check in

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Video




Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

For the first time in history a woman is appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, where she becomes a friendly rival to a liberal associate.

Director: Ronald Neame
Stars: Walter Matthau, Jill Clayburgh, Barnard Hughes
Hopscotch (1980)
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Grounded with a desk job by incompetent superiors, a clever CIA agent retires and writes a tell all memoir that will embarrass his bosses, prompting him to go on the run and elude them.

Director: Ronald Neame
Stars: Walter Matthau, Glenda Jackson, Sam Waterston
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Prudence is on the pill; so is her sister-in-law, but someone has been swapping aspirin for their pills. Is it the teen-age niece, the maid, the chauffeur, a lover, Prudence's husband, or ... See full summary »

Directors: Fielder Cook, Ronald Neame
Stars: Deborah Kerr, David Niven, Robert Coote
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A grandmother seeks a governess for her 16 year old granddaughter, Laurel, who manages to drive away each and every one so far by exposing their past, with a record of three in one week! ... See full summary »

Director: Ronald Neame
Stars: Deborah Kerr, Hayley Mills, John Mills
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Following the suicide of an elderly Jewish man, a journalist in possession of the man's diary investigates the alleged sighting of a former SS captain, who allegedly commanded a concentration camp during WWII.

Director: Ronald Neame
Stars: Jon Voight, Maximilian Schell, Maria Schell
The Promoter (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A charming and ambitious young man finds many ways to raise himself through the ranks in business and social standing- some honest, some not quite so. If he can just manage to avoid a ... See full summary »

Director: Ronald Neame
Stars: Alec Guinness, Glynis Johns, Valerie Hobson
Meteor (1979)
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

After a collision with a comet, a nearly 8km wide piece of the asteroid "Orpheus" is heading toward Earth. If it hits, it will cause an incredible catastrophe which will probably extinguish... See full summary »

Director: Ronald Neame
Stars: Sean Connery, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden
Adventure | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A man is torn between tackling a sinister crime syndicate or turning a blind eye to the suffering it creates.

Director: Ronald Neame
Stars: Trevor Howard, Anouk Aimée, Herbert Lom
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Two rich British men offer a penniless American a loan, without telling him that the amount is £1,000,000, and this in the form of a single banknote.

Director: Ronald Neame
Stars: Gregory Peck, Jane Griffiths, Ronald Squire
Foreign Body (2014)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Angelo and Kasia met in Italy in the Focolare Movement where their love and faith in God brought them together. Their relationship's in broken by the girl's return to Poland and her ... See full summary »

Director: Krzysztof Zanussi
Stars: Riccardo Leonelli, Agnieszka Grochowska, Agata Buzek
Short | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Director: Ronald Neame
Stars: Henry Gibson, Lynn Kim, Frank Langella
Take My Life (1947)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A man wrongly accused of murdering an ex-girlfriend must rely on his wife to do the detective work and find the real killer. The murder trial proceeds while the wife continues sleuthing, ... See full summary »

Director: Ronald Neame
Stars: Hugh Williams, Greta Gynt, Marius Goring


Cast overview, first billed only:
Ram Das
I.Q. Patel
Denis Quilley ...
Prime Minister
Susan Partridge
Eve Ferret ...
Miss Furze
Stratford Johns ...
Mr. Plumb
Dr. Stirrup
Jane Laurie ...
Jo Masters (as Janet Laurie)
Rashid Karapiet ...
Mr. Nahan
Sinitta ...
Lovely Indian girl (as Sinitta Renet Malone)
Marc Zuber ...
Macho escort
Janet Henfrey ...
Ann Firbank ...
Mrs. Plumb
Timothy Bateson ...
Agent at Harley Street


Chronicles of the adventures of Ram Das in England. Ram Das moved to England after losing his job in India. He winds up pretending to be a doctor after he sees a pretty girl on the street who has been hurt. Then he takes the charade even further when he rents an office and treats many other patients including the Prime Minister. Will he win the girl and does she ever find out his secret? Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis




PG-13 | See all certifications »




Release Date:

26 September 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A csodadoktor  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:


See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Is there a Doctor in the House? . . . How about someone like a Doctor?
23 February 2010 | by (the Bay Area) – See all my reviews

I enjoy the relationship between Ram and his Uncle I.Q. Uncle is amazing, as a hard worker, dreamer, philosopher and (in this case) schemer for his nephew.

Ram gets to England, and gets a government job on a bus. One day, a woman is unconscious. Ram finds her fascinating. He announces himself as a doctor. Suddenly, everyone around him gives him respect, and does whatever he asks. The woman revives, and wants to re-pay the doctor's kindness.

Ram's Uncle comes up with a brainstorm: become a doctor (who pretty much just acts like a chiropractor, with a good bed-side manner). The story zooms along.

Ram is well-cast, as well as his girlfriend and her mother. Most of the time, the movie goes along slowly, but it is surprisingly tense also. I have watched this movie several times over the last 15 years, and will see it a few more times in the future.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Ask the main man at Sony for the DVD! wherethemusictakesme
Discuss Foreign Body (1986) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: