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Gross Anatomy (1989)

PG-13 | | Drama | 20 October 1989 (USA)
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A smart first-year med student takes nothing seriously, except the pursuit of his Gross Anatomy (human dissection) lab partner. It's up to her and their teacher to find a way to convince ... See full summary »

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A smart first-year med student takes nothing seriously, except the pursuit of his Gross Anatomy (human dissection) lab partner. It's up to her and their teacher to find a way to convince him to take his studies and life seriously. Written by Blue Dragon <movies@sharyl.mailstop.com>

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No one thought a rebel like Joe Slovak would make it through Medical School. But they didn't know Joe. See more »

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A Cut Above  »

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$11,604,598
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J.C. Quinn, who plays Papa Slovak (Joe's Father), also starred with Matthew Modine in the movie "Vision Quest", as the cook (Elmo) in the Hotel where Louden (Modine) worked. See more »

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When Joe chases after his roommate the night he reveals he knows about the pep pills, the door to the dorm building closes fully after his roommate exits, then closes again just before Joe reaches the door. See more »

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Joe Slovak: [confronting Dr. Woodruff after his roommate was asked to leave medical school] He's human. Not superhuman, just human. He did what he thought he had to do because he wanted to be a doctor more than anything else in the world and you ruined this for him.
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Flute Quartet, K298 Minuet
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
As arranged and performed by Charlotte Georg (as Lee Ashley)
Courtesy of Capitol Production Music/Ole Georg
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annoying
20 April 2000 | by See all my reviews

Matthew Modine plays a first-year med school student. He's always late for class, and he has a cavalier attitude while all his fellow students are way too serious. The filmmakers must have intended a charming, rebellious character. Unfortunately, he comes off as a smug, annoying smart-ass.

I kept hoping Modine would get his comeuppance, but instead he's made out to be a hero.

There are only two interesting things here: a portrait of the grueling routine of medical school (with a continuing theme of dissecting corpses) and the embarrassing late-80s fashions.


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