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Paramedics (1988)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  June 1988 (USA)
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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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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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Call them smooth, call them slick, just don't call them when you're sick! See more »

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June 1988 (USA)  »

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Academia de Enfermeiros  »

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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 »

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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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LOVIN' YOU EVERY MINUTE
Written by Jim Messina and Michael Brady
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Fitfully funny and entertaining 80's cheese
18 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The 1980's, and glorious time for the low rent, b level film. It looked low budget, and it still, in most cases, entertained. There were many of these types of films made in the 80's from one shot studios and film companies. The wealth of no name actors made them special. In the 90's however, this slowly faded away till now, when you can't tell a b level film from a mainstream one because of advanced technology. the actors don't look much different then the a list counterparts, and thus, everything seems cookie cutter production.

Paramedics takes us back to the time in which b films were made low budget, with strained story lines, hot young starlets willing to bare breasts for stardom. Though two such women in question, Elaine Wilkes, and Lydie Denier don't do nude scenes in Paramedics, a pg-13 b film gem, (though Denier does an up the skirt shot when she jumps from the ambulance), it's still worth it. And why the lovely, and very leggy Wilkes quit movie making after this is a head scratcher.

Forget the been there done that storyline of two renegade paramedics who manage to keep their jobs while single handedly thwarting a body organ theft ring. The film just entertains, and is great escapism, taking 90 minutes in exchange for a few laughs, and enjoyable entertainment. George Newbern and Christopher McDonald had the look of possibly a great comedy team, and alas, they never did another film as a team. Karen Whitter as the femme fa-tale who causes accidents via sex, would make anyone want to go along for the ride.

Overall, the film is funny, and never takes itself seriously for a second. SO flashback to a time when b movies meant something. Watch Paramedics, and enjoy the fun! great 80's cheese!


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