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Paramedics (1988)

PG-13 | | Comedy | June 1988 (USA)
Two paramedics are transferred to the nasty part of the city where a gang is killing people to sell their organs.

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Savannah
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Liette
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Bennie
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Big Caesar
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Two paramedics are transferred to the nasty part of the city where a gang is killing people to sell their organs.

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They give you second thoughts about first aid. See more »

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Comedy

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PG-13 | See all certifications »
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June 1988 (USA)  »

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Academia de Enfermeiros  »

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$402,619 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Both George Newburn and Christopher MacDonald provided their voices to the series of the DCAU. George provided the voice of Superman in Justice League and Justice League Unlimited. And Christopher also provided the voice of the future version of Superman in Batman Beyond, also the father Jor-El in the animated movie Superman: The Last Son of Krypton. And, in one episode of Justice League Unlimited See more »

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On the run from the villain paramedics, Savanah uses her key to unlock the driver side door, even though the window is clearly open. See more »

Quotes

Marshall: NOW, WHO THE FUCK ARE YOU, MAN?
Daryl Cage: [grabs him by the neck] Hey, listen, I got ten keys of smack! It doesn't matter who the fuck I am! Who the fuck are you?
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References Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

RIDE, RIDE, RIDE
Written by Jim Messina and David Allen Loggins (as Dave Loggins)
Performed by Jim Messina
Courtesy of Jasperilla Music Co. and MCA Music
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Work of an underrated, misunderstood perfectionist, a proto-Mathew Barney
17 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Stuart Margolin makes his most breathtaking, undisciplined work in his unfortunately overlooked farcical chronicle of American paramedic life in South Central during the decadent and confusing mid-1980's. Margolin innovative use of experimental lighting techniques and lenses developed by NASA to translate Los Angeles'city scape will leave you rocked with emotion and begging for more. Christopher McDonald is in top form delivering a seamless portrayal of Mad Mike: a jaded but dedicated paramedic struggling to maintain a grasp on his fleeting morals in face of the demands in a decaying and stubbornly self-destructive society. Along with a powerhouse performance by George Newbern as Uptown, Mad Mike's partner returning to his once prosperous neighborhood to clean up dead children laid to waste by gang warfare. If you like this film as much as I do, do yourself a favor and get a copy of Margolin's next film 1990's B.L. Stryker: Plates starring Alfie Wise, Ossie Davis and Burt Reynolds, another unrecognized experimental classic.


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