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Article 99 (1992)

R | | Drama, Comedy | 13 March 1992 (USA)
A group of doctors in a veteran's hospital must contend with their hopeless situation: too many patients and not enough beds. The main cause of their problems is bureaucratic ... See full summary »

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Dr. Sid Handleman
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Dr. Robin Van Dorn
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Dr. Rudy Bobrick
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Dr. Henry Dreyfoos
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Luther Jermoe
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Dr. Diana Walton
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Sam Abrams
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A group of doctors in a veteran's hospital must contend with their hopeless situation: too many patients and not enough beds. The main cause of their problems is bureaucratic belt-tightening by the hospital administrators. The doctors are determined to give the best service they can, even if that means defying the orders of management and performing unauthorized operations. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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When your hospital is a war zone, you have to fight to save lives. See more »

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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13 March 1992 (USA)  »

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99-es paragrafus  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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$6,375,979 (USA)
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In one scene, Kiefer Sutherland wears glasses and a fisherman's cap pulled over his eyes. This is a tribute to his father, Donald Sutherland, who sported this look in the film MASH (1970). See more »

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References Catch-22 (1970) See more »

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Article 99 a Classic!
15 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I wish that I could agree with the above poster, but unfortunately I can't. First of all Article 99 was a great movie, great cast, and an overall great attempt to put a face on the plight of all our veterans that are in need of medical care. The only flaw in the movie is that there is usually no one that will take a stand and fight for our veterans. From overcrowded hospitals, to canceled benefits, fraud and abuse from a system that is flawed and useless. I watched my grandfather go through the agonies of slowly dying from lack of care, without any dignity, my friends and now myself. I wish that I could say that it is an isolated case, and/or an isolated hospital, but since I have been to 4 VA Hospitals in three different states, it is not an isolated case and/or an isolate hospital. I know we hear it all the time, another veteran crying that he is not being taken care of…my only question is when is someone going to listen and change the system that created the word "red tape."


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