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Foreign Body (1986)

 -  Comedy  -  26 September 1986 (USA)
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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.

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

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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.


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