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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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(book) (as Neil B. Shulman M.D.), (adaptation) | 3 more credits »
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Lou
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Dr. 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
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Simon Tidwell, First Patient
Eyde Byrde ...
Nurse Packer
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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:

Doc Hollywood - Dottore in carriera  »

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$54,830,779 (USA)
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Trivia

When this film was first released on VHS in late 1991, two previews that preceded the start of the movie were for Danny De Vito's film "Other People's Money (1991) and for Christina Applegate's film "Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead" (1991), both of which were released the same year as Doc Hollywood. Michael J. Fox the main star of this movie would go on to co-star with both De Vito and Applegate in Tim Buron's sci-fi comedy "Mars Attacks!"(1996) five years later. See more »

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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

Dr. Benjamin Stone: [about being stuck in Grady] I'm trapped in this HeeHaw Hell.
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Better than I imagined.
27 November 1998 | by (Netherlands) – 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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