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The Doctor (1991)

PG-13 | | Drama | 16 August 1991 (USA)
Jack McKee is a doctor with it all: he's successful, he's rich, extremely self centred and he has no problems.... until he is diagnosed with throat cancer. Now that he has seen medicine, ... See full summary »

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Jack McKee is a doctor with it all: he's successful, he's rich, extremely self centred and he has no problems.... until he is diagnosed with throat cancer. Now that he has seen medicine, hospitals, and doctors from a patient's perspective, he realises that there is more to being a doctor than surgery and prescriptions, and more to life than serving only his own needs. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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He was a doctor who thought he knew it all... until he became a patient. See more »

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$38,120,905 (USA)
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This movie is based on the real life story of Ed Rosenbaum, M.D. Dr. Rosenbaum wrote an autobiography entitled "A Taste of My Own Medicine: When the Doctor Becomes the Patient". This book formed the basis for the movie and is presently out-of-print. See more »

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June Ellis: [suffering from an inoperable brain tumor] My tumor, I see it giving me certain freedoms I never allowed myself.
Dr. Jack MacKee: Yeah, like being incredibly hostile?
June Ellis: Like being honest and expecting people around me to do the same.
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Referenced in Ken Adam: Designing Bond (2000) See more »

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Be Bop For Boo
Written and Performed by Royal Crown Revue
Courtesy of Big Daddy Records
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Wonderful exploration of empathy
29 April 2002 | by (Warminster, PA) – See all my reviews

A truly solid cast delivers a moving drama filled with humor and emotion. This could be the single best exploration of the theme of "empathy" ever filmed.

This film should be required viewing for any training or development on health care, communication, leadership, and service. Watch this the same week you watch "Patch Adams" and you'll be a better person emotionally for it.


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