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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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(book) (as Ed Rosenbaum M.D.), (screenplay)
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Cast

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Dr. Al Cade
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Ralph
William Marquez ...
Mr. Maris
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Alan
Nicole Orth-Pallavicini ...
Sarah
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Jay-Jay
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Roger
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Michael
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Storyline

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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Drama

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PG-13 | See all certifications »
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16 August 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le docteur  »

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$38,120,905 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Christine Lahti and Zakes Mokae previously appeared in Gross Anatomy (1989), which also centers about medical doctors. See more »

Quotes

[regarding Dr. Blumfield, who believes unconscious patients can still hear]
Dr. Jack MacKee: Where E.N.T. meets E.S.P.!
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Soundtracks

Nostalgia Guajira
Written and Performed by Guillermo Portabales
Courtesy of Gema Records
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A Great Movie
28 October 2004 | by (Philippines) – See all my reviews

I was impressed and touched by the movie's theme. I've recommended the movie to friends and acquaintances and those that watch it are also moved.

When my wife was hospitalized for leukemia there was an intern who became impatient with my questions and concern. I couldn't help but think that "hey, someday you'll become a patient too. Let's see how you'll handle it."

They should have medical students watch this movie. We can become callous at times, that we forget to put ourselves in the shoes of the other person.

The movie shows that there are people that stay in our lives so briefly but leave warm and good impressions that last a lifetime.


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