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Critical Condition (1987)

 -  Comedy  -  16 January 1987 (USA)
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Con man Kevin Lennihan framed in a jewel smuggling tries for an insanity plea and is sent to a hospital for review where he is confused for another doctor and takes over the hospital when a major storm hits.

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Kevin Lennihan is a con artist. But this time he's framed and comes before a judge. By claiming insanity, he hopes to get off the hook. He manages to end up in a hospital on Governor's Island, off the coast of New York for a mental examination. That night, a storm breaks out over the area, and the electricity to the hospital is broken. In the ensuing chaos that follows, Kevin is taken for a doctor, Eddie Slattery. Suddenly, he is in charge of a whole hospital! Written by Mattias Thuresson

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16 January 1987 (USA)  »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)

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$20,240,502 (USA)
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Eddie Lenahan: 8 hours ago I was lunatic at the state asylum. Right? Now I gotta a yacht, I met a nice lady. I'm proud to be an American.
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30 December 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

A highly underrated film that is filled with Pryor's subtle brand of caustic humor.

If you have never seen this rent it tonight! Possibly Pryor's Citizen Kane.

Yes, I said it! This film may be slow in the script dept. but follow Pryor's every move and you will laugh your a$# off!! Garret Morris and Randall "Tex" Cobb are highlites to watch for. Bob Saget gets a nod for showing up.

Thanks Richard, you made us laugh, and did so admirably. You will not be missed, thanks to reruns and DVD's.


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