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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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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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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2 August 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Doc Hollywood - Dottore in carriera  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$7,251,854, 4 August 1991, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$54,830,779
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1.37 : 1
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First collaboration between Director Michael Caton-Jones and Composer Carter Burwell. The last movie they did together was The Jackal (1997). 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 »

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Dr. Aurelius Hogue: [while being examined] Check Hollywood for knives. I don't want him operating in case I sneeze or something.
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LES PINIERS
Performed by Adam amd Cyprien Landreneau
Courtesy of Rounder Records Corp.
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Better than I imagined.
27 November 1998 | by See all my reviews

When I sat down to watch this film I thought I would be very bored. It turns out that this film is intoxicating. I couldn't stop watching it at all. Michael J. Fox does a good job in the lead role, and there are great character turns from Woody Harrelson and Bridget Fonda. The love story between Fox and Julie Warner is very funny to watch develop and their timing is classic romantic comedy. The director, Michael Caton-jones, does a great job with a typical fish-out=of-water script and the score from Carter Burwell is exceptional. I had alot of fun watching this film.


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