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The Surgeon (1995)
"Exquisite Tenderness" (original title)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  10 November 1995 (UK)
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Small boy witnesses his brother being killed in surgery, grows up to become a monster with a scalpel.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dr. Theresa McCann
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Sean Haberle ...
Dr. Julian Matar
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Lt. McEllwaine
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Dr. Ed Mittlesbay
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Nurse Burns
Charles Bailey-Gates ...
Sgt. Ross
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Dr. Meade
Mother Love ...
Milly Putnam
Gregory West ...
Tommy Beaton
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Lisa Wilson
Nancy Banks ...
Loreen Ridgeway
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Dr. Eugene Kaiser
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Officer Pierson
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Dr. Julian Mater is suspended and gets his license revoked for performing experiments on dying patients in cellular regeneration. A couple of years later, he returns to the hospital that condemned his work to begin practicing his grizzly experiments once more. Written by Humberto Amador

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First Jason...Then Freddy...Finally, A Professional.

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Rated R for strong violence and gore, and for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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10 November 1995 (UK)  »

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CAD 10,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Actually filmed inside a Vancouver mental hospital. See more »

Goofs

When Dr Matar is locked up in the penitentiary in the bed with the IV, there's a machine nearby measuring something with beeps; presumably his heart-rate, as it speeds up in the scuffle in the next scene. However, the beeping continues, even after he's disconnected himself from everything. See more »

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Featured in Svengoolie: The Surgeon (1999) See more »

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Lollipop
By Beverly Ross and Julius Dixon
Edward B. Marks Music Co. (BMI)
Performed by The Chordettes
Courtesy of Barnaby Records, Inc.
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Another bad hospital horror flick
20 August 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie can't decide what it wants to be.

It starts out medical mystery. Standard "Coma" plot here - maverick woman doctor fights with colleagues and discovers something fishy going on.

Next is a detour through subplot melodrama - maverick doctor gets in trouble and starts hanging out with a photojournalist turned med student. Nice work by James Remar here.

Then it lurches over to horror flick but doesn't quite make it. The heart of a good horror flick is a compelling villian. This script practically forgets about its villian until a good way into the film. What we get then is a laughably bad, unchilling parody of a sort of bad guy. He's got no menace, no personality. What good is a forgettable bad guy?

Skip this one unless you must see every bad hospital horror flick ever made.


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