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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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2 August 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Doc Hollywood - Dottore in carriera  »

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Opening Weekend:

$7,251,854 (USA) (4 August 1991)

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$54,830,779 (USA)
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Michael Caton-Jones: The maitre'd of the restaurant in Los Angeles. See more »

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(at around 10 mins) Doc Stone first walks into the hospital. There is no Time clock under Dr Hogue's Picture, but the next visit to the hospital about 21 Mins, we see the time Clock. It's not like the time clock was put there for Doc Stone because of his community service, there are several other time cards also. See more »

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Nancy Lee Nicholson: I read somewhere that doctors have the highest suicide rate in any profession except for dentistry.
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References Hee Haw (1969) See more »

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BUCK'S NOUVELLE JOLE BLON
Written by Buckwheat Zydeco (as Stanley Durol, Jr.)
Performed by Buckwheat Zydeco
Courtesy of Black Top Records Inc.
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a gem of a movie
2 January 2003 | by (malden, ma) – See all my reviews

I didn't like Doc Hollywood the first time I saw it in 1991 --- then I watched it again a few years ago and was blown away by the writing, acting and all-around sweet nature of the film.

Dr. Ben Stone is leaving DC for a job doing plastic surgery for celebs in LA when he runs into a picket fence in a small Southern town and has to do 3 days of community service at their clinic as penance. His fancy sports car is totaled anyway and he has to get it fixed. Miffed at being waylaid in such a hokey place, he tries to get through the next few days in time for his new job.

He meets a wide cast of characters -- and to their credit, not everyone in a small town is so gosh-friendly. Some are mean, some are troubled, some are nice -- like any other array of people. Ben meets Lou, a single mother who drives the ambulance, as well as Nancy Lee Nicholson, a confused beauty who wants him to take her to LA.

This movie is great because it is about many people deciding for themselves how they want to live -- whether in a big city or in a small town -- and why they value what they do. It is also about an epiphany for Ben Stone and changing of his ways internally.


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