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Doc Hollywood (1991)

 -  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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Vialula / 'Lou'
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Dr. Aurelius 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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Melvin the Mechanic
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Maddie, Welcoming Committee
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Deputy Cotton
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Aubrey Draper
Raye Birk ...
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'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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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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At one point Hank Gordon says, "I don't trust a man who doesn't eat meat." In real life, Woody Harrelson is a vegan. See more »

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When Doc is outside the cabin a hood is seen on the back of his brown coat. When he gets inside to meet the welcoming committee, the hood is no longer visible. See more »

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Dr. Tommy Shulman: At the risk of sounding schmaltzy, I just want to tell you that you're a schmuck, and I hope I never see you again.
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STANDING IN THE NEED OF PRAYER
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A Feel Good, Funny/Romantic Movie.
25 November 2002 | by (Escondido, California, USA) – See all my reviews

"Doc Hollywood" is an excellent film and very well done. The comedy is very good throughout the film and the characters are all very interesting. I personally, love small towns like the one depicted in the film.

The cast in this film is very good as well. Michael J. Fox is excellent as always and rakes in a good amount of laughs in the film. Julie Warner is an excellent love interest for the film and looks fantastic in the film. Bridget Fonda looks better than ever and does a great job acting. Woody Harrelson does a fine job with his role, and plays a particularly interesting character. David Ogden Stiers plays a very likeable town mayor and does an incredible job with his role. The rest of the supporting cast is very good as well. Director, Michael Caton-Jones, adds another fine film to his list of films.

I also feel I should mention the music in the film. I thought all the music was very likeable and very good choices. I especially like the title sequence and the song (I have no idea who the song is written/performed by).

This is just a feel-good, fun movie. I would definitely recommend this film to anyone that likes stories about the small town lifestyle and romantic comedies. I hope that you enjoy the film as much as I did. Thanks for reading,

-Chris


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