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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. Rudy Bobrick
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Dr. Henry Dreyfoos
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Luther Jermoe
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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 the heroes are forgotten. When the stakes are life and death. There's one stand you've got to take. There's one rule you've got to break. See more »

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Drama | Comedy

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

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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 Bedtime for Bonzo (1951) See more »

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When truth is stranger than fiction . . .
22 June 2001 | by See all my reviews

the greatest casualty may be due to Red Tape. Not only does this film benefit from some true TALENT in the acting department, but Howard Deutch does a great job of portraying the sad state of Veteran's Care in the US. No, this does not appear to be "based on a true story," but it is typical of what goes on in the VA Hospitals; as a former Army Medic (now a Service Connected Disabled Vet) I know whereof I speak. I highly recommend this film!


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