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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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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's a big city plastic surgeon... in a small town that doesn'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

Michael Caton-Jones: The maitre'd of the restaurant in Los Angeles. See more »

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In the beginning of film, during titles, Stone is driving and stops in traffic. He is wearing a dark brown jacket, but as he stands up to view traffic the jacket has disappeared. See more »

Quotes

Nurse Packer: [reading from a note left by Doc Hogue] "When to call me, you've been stabbed, shot, poisoned, separated from an appendage, knocked or beaten unconscious, run over by a tractor mower, or generally about to bleed to death. Otherwise, leave me alone"
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Referenced in Chuck: Chuck Versus the Cubic Z (2010) See more »

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CRAZY
Written by Willie Nelson
Performed by Patsy Cline
Courtesy of MCA Records
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The little movie that could.
1 March 1999 | by (Lucas Buck, NC) – See all my reviews

The title immediately put me off. The star, Michael J Fox immediately put me off. But once I got past those 2 major obstacles and settled in, I found a little gem of a movie.

Fox's young doctor, all full of spit and vinegar, sets off across country to medical nirvana: a highly sought position in a prestigious Beverly Hills plastic surgery practice. On the way, Doc Hollywood is waylaid in definitive small town USA, Grady Ga. on the cusp of the annual squash festival.

Am I boring you? Likely, but this film is never boring, a character driven comedy with superlative performances in each and every nook and cranny-particularly David Ogden Stiers (no Maj Winchester here) and Barnard Hughes. Woody Harrelson and Bridget Fonda have smallish parts. Even George Hamilton is bearable in a cameo.

Liked it so much, I headed out to find director Michael Caton-Jones previous effort, Memphis Belle.


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