Doc Hollywood (1991)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  2 August 1991 (USA)
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A young doctor causes a traffic accident in a small town and is sentenced to work for some days at the town hospital.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vialula / 'Lou'
Dr. Aurelius Hogue
Mayor Nick Nicholson
Lillian, Welcoming Committee
Doctor Halberstrom
Mel Winkler ...
Melvin the Mechanic
Maddie, Welcoming Committee
Judge Evans
Tom Lacy ...
Deputy Cotton
Aubrey Draper
Raye Birk ...
Simon Tidwell, First Patient
Eyde Byrde ...
Nurse Packer


Benjamin Stone is a young doctor driving to L.A where he was offered a new job as a plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills. He gets off the highway to avoid a traffic jam, but gets lost and ends up crashing into a fence in the small town of Grady. He is sentenced to 32 hrs of community service at the local hospital. All he wants is to serve the sentence and get moving, but gradually the locals become attached to the new doctor, and he falls for the pretty ambulance driver, Lou. Will he leave? Written by Sami Al-Taher <>

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He was headed for Beverly Hills to be a plastic surgeon... But he took an exit to a town that didn't take plastic. See more »


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Release Date:

2 August 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Doc Hollywood - Dottore in carriera  »

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$54,830,779 (USA)

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1.37 : 1
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This movie was filmed in Micanopy, Florida. A small town of 650 people just south of Gainesville. See more »


Contrary to what the character says, deer are not repelled by the scent of human urine. See more »


Dr. Aurelius Hogue: Tell us about real doctoring Stone.You know,big-city medicine.
Dr. Benjamin Stone: Well so much has changed in the forty years since you went to medical school doctor,I really wouldn't know where to start.
Dr. Aurelius Hogue: Smart-ass.
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Bad Teacher/Cars 2 (2011) See more »


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The end of an era
24 May 2003 | by (West Chester, Pa) – See all my reviews

Few stars can claim as good a comic feature-film run as Michael J. From 1984 to 1991 he went with nary a dud (unless you count BTTF II). This film is pretty much the last in that streak. Michael plays a hotshot med school grad who wrecks a fence and his car on his way to a high-paying LA plastic surgery gig. Small town Southern judge holds Fox hostage and orders him to work off the damage by helping out the local doc, well-played by Hughes. Some of the rural stuff is laid on a bit too thick (and exactly WHERE is this town on the route to LA?) but the film is otherwise cute and enjoyable. Warner is rock solid as always and properly intriguing as the obligatory love interest.

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