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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vialula / 'Lou'
Dr. Aurelius Hogue
Mayor Nick Nicholson
Lillian, Welcoming Committee
Doctor Halberstrom
Mel Winkler ...
Melvin the Mechanic
Maddie, Welcoming Committee
Judge Evans
Tom Lacy ...
Deputy Cotton
Aubrey Draper
Raye Birk ...
Simon Tidwell, First Patient
Eyde Byrde ...
Nurse Packer


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 <>

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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 »


Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

2 August 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Doc Hollywood - Dottore in carriera  »

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$54,830,779 (USA)

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1.37 : 1
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The city Michael J. Fox is driving through in the opening credits is Richmond, VA. See more »


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 »


Dr. Benjamin Stone: [about being stuck in Grady] I'm trapped in this HeeHaw Hell.
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Referenced in Community: Beginner Pottery (2010) See more »


Written by Sergei Prokofiev
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A Feel Good, Funny/Romantic Movie.
25 November 2002 | by (Escondido, California, USA) – See all my reviews

"Doc Hollywood" is an excellent film and very well done. The comedy is very good throughout the film and the characters are all very interesting. I personally, love small towns like the one depicted in the film.

The cast in this film is very good as well. Michael J. Fox is excellent as always and rakes in a good amount of laughs in the film. Julie Warner is an excellent love interest for the film and looks fantastic in the film. Bridget Fonda looks better than ever and does a great job acting. Woody Harrelson does a fine job with his role, and plays a particularly interesting character. David Ogden Stiers plays a very likeable town mayor and does an incredible job with his role. The rest of the supporting cast is very good as well. Director, Michael Caton-Jones, adds another fine film to his list of films.

I also feel I should mention the music in the film. I thought all the music was very likeable and very good choices. I especially like the title sequence and the song (I have no idea who the song is written/performed by).

This is just a feel-good, fun movie. I would definitely recommend this film to anyone that likes stories about the small town lifestyle and romantic comedies. I hope that you enjoy the film as much as I did. Thanks for reading,


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