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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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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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Mel Winkler ...
Melvin the Mechanic
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Maddie, Welcoming Committee
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Judge Evans
Tom Lacy ...
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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During the Squash Festival, the large audience is watching The General (1926). See more »

Goofs

In the restaurant, before and after the Mayor holds the town council meeting in order to increase Dr. Stone's pay, the catsup bottle moves closer to / further from the napkin dispenser between every shot. Also the orientation of the napkin dispenser changes from face on / side to Dr. Stone. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Benjamin Stone: What are you talking about?
Mayor Nick Nicholson: Timing. Same thing with women. And with southern women, well, they require a substantial commitment. You might have to stay here six months, I don't know, maybe more.
Dr. Benjamin Stone: Are you a betting man, Nick?
Mayor Nick Nicholson: Well, I have been known on occasion.
Dr. Benjamin Stone: It'll take me about a week.
Mayor Nick Nicholson: Wait a minute, you mean... Vialula in the center pocket?
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Connections

References Cheers (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

BAILERO
(from Conteloube's SONGS OF THE AUVERGNE)
Performed by Netania Davrath (as Netonia Devrath)
Courtesy of Vanguard Classics
A division of the Omega Record Group, Inc.
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I have to laugh!
8 December 2004 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

I have to laugh at all the comments on this board which say this movie's plot or the characters are not "plausible".

I live near the town this movie was shot in, (I was an extra for one day, and a "stand in" for two days on this film. It was neat!) and believe me, the characters are not only believable, you can meet versions of them in small towns all through the south.

There is a big difference between city and deep country life. Maybe people in very urban areas and countries tend to forget that. Quite honestly, I know several people down here in the boonies who make the folk of "Grady" look downright sophisticated.

That criticism shot down, I just have to say it's a really sweet film. It has a lot of atmosphere and some good character development, even in the minor roles. It portrays small, small town America pretty accurately and with a great deal of charm.


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