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Doc Hollywood (1991)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 2 August 1991 (USA)
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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Lou
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Dr. Hogue
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Mayor Nick Nicholson
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Lillian, Welcoming Committee
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Doctor Halberstrom
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Mel Winkler ...
Melvin the Mechanic
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Maddie, Welcoming Committee
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Judge Evans
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Deputy Cotton
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Aubrey Draper
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Simon Tidwell, First Patient
Eyde Byrde ...
Nurse Packer
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Storyline

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 <staher2000@yahoo.com>

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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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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2 August 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Doc Hollywood - Dottore in carriera  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$7,251,854 (USA) (4 August 1991)

Gross:

$54,830,779 (USA)
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

When Ben ( Michael J. Fox ) meets Hank ( Woody Harrelson ) in the café, Hank asks Ben about getting life insurance " Or are you too chicken?" A reference to Michael J. Fox's character in Back to the Future II(1989) not being able to back down when asked if he was " chicken? " See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Stone is giving the injection to the guy fighting with the other one (during the house call montage), you can see water (or a liquid substance) splashing to the ground (on the right side, next to the guys head), therefore showing that it's not a real needle and not a real injection. See more »

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Dr. Aurelius Hogue: Well,nice work,Hollywood.You were just about to crack open the chest of a 6 year-old boy to cure a case of diarrhea.Now,listen up smart ass.Next time I tell you how to treat a patient of mine,you'd better damn well do it,doctor.I doubt you'd know crap from Crisco.
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Spoofed in The Frighteners (1996) See more »

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POMONE WALTZ
Performed by Albert Sandler
Courtesy of Capitol Records
By arrangement of CEMA Special Markets
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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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