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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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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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2 August 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Daktaras Holivudas  »

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Box Office

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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You never hear Melvin's assistant, Lane, speak in his normal voice except while looking at the car after running over the fence. See more »

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When Ben and Lou are slow dancing the white ribbon in Lou's hair gets longer at the end of the dance. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Benjamin Stone: Are you allergic to penicillin?
Simon Tidwell, First Patient: Don't know.You'd have to ask doc Hogue.
Dr. Benjamin Stone: I doubt doc Hogue knows it's even been discovered.
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CONCERTO FOR JEW'S HARP, MANDORA AND ORCHESTRA IN E MAJOR
Written by Johann Georg Albrechtsberger
Performed by Münchener Kammerorchester (as Munich Chamber Orchestra)
Courtesy of Orfeo International Music GmbH
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The end of an era
24 May 2003 | by 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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