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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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Mel Winkler ...
Melvin the Mechanic
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Maddie, Welcoming Committee
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Judge Evans
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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

He's a big city plastic surgeon... in a small town that doesn't take plastic.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

2 August 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Doc Hollywood  »

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Box Office

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$54,830,779 (USA)
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Michael Caton-Jones:  The maitre'd of the restaurant in Los Angeles. See more »

Goofs

When Doc Stone realizes he needs to get the pig back he goes to Melvin's garage and then the butchers, both of these scenes are set in the dark, but when he picks Lou up its twilight. Yet all this happens in the same day. See more »

Quotes

Mayor Nick Nicholson: Presidents come here during the fishing season.
Dr. Benjamin Stone: On purpose?
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References Hee Haw (1969) See more »

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User Reviews

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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