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The Surgeon (1995)
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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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Dr. Theresa McCann
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Dr. Julian Matar
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Lt. McEllwaine
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Dr. Ed Mittlesbay
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Charles Bailey-Gates ...
Sgt. Ross
Walter Olkewicz ...
Dr. Meade
Mother Love ...
Milly Putnam
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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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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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B-movie thriller, with a couple of good performances
24 July 2008 | by (NC) – See all my reviews

If you like the song "Lollipop" by the Chordettes, you are advised to miss the first few minutes of this movie, or you may never think of the song the same way again. In an eerie but effective scene that suggests an old B-movie, a little boy, who turns out to be one of the movie's characters, is watching something horrible happen to another little boy at the doctor's office, as the song is playing on the radio. According to the DJ, it's the latest hit.

Dr. Theresa McCann is not having a good day. On the way into work she breaks the heel on one of her shoes, and that's just the beginning. But this film needs a little humor. As Dr. McCann makes the rounds with her residents, Dr. Hendricks just has to make them uncomfortable, believing that is the only way to make them truly dedicated to their work.

Meanwhile, Dr. Stein is showing an experimental treatment which he is testing on some sort of ape, with less than ideal results.

Given Dr. Stein's reputation, Dr. McCann took over the treatment of one of his patients, doing something unauthorized that may have resulted in the patient's death. She gets suspended, but with the help of Dr. Hendricks, she may be able to clear her name. Perhaps it is Dr. Mazar, who was supposedly locked away in an institution, who is causing the problems for Dr. Stein. He once believed it was more important to find effective treatments by testing on humans about to die anyway rather than animals; he believed the Nazis had the right idea. Could that also be what's happening here?

This was mostly an ordinary thriller. Certainly not for kids--especially that terrifying first scene. There is some violence, and that ape scene isn't too pleasant. But there were a couple of performances worth noting. Sean Haberle has some good moments as the demented Dr. Mazar, though he's not consistent. And then there is Mother Love as a patient named Milly Putnam. Now she's really worth seeing.

The movie could be worth seeing, too. If this is really the sort of thing you like.


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