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The Surgeon (1995)

Exquisite Tenderness (original title)
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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. Julian Matar
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Dr. Ed Mittlesbay
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Loreen Ridgeway
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Dr. Eugene Kaiser
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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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In a interview to Radio Times dated February 1996, Malcolm McDowell stated that he was paid $100,000 for a week's work, but never saw the film. See more »

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Dr. Matar says the AMA took away his medical license but that action can only be taken by the state that issued it. See more »

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

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Wacky and almost great, overall satisfying loopy hospital horror.
25 May 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I'm surprised this one doesn't have a whole lot of reviews and seems to languish in relative obscurity, its a loveably maniacal slice of silliness with a number of notable moments. It begins with a solid creepy shock sequence, where a spot of disturbing violence is set to a silly pop tune, then after a little time out for humour gets right ahead and delivers some good tension and a couple of suitably nasty sequences pretty soon after. After a bit though it sadly settles down and though it has a tasteless verve and good performances carrying it through it could have been so much more. I have a natural affinity for hospital horror, the idea that those employed to save lives could be evil and crazed is something I find very scary indeed and for the first half hour or so I found this to be a pretty gnarly and intense work. Its just a shame that it doesn't really keep it up though. The cast is cool, with roles for a typically twisted Malcolm McDowel as a possibly evil doctor and an amusing turn from Charles Dance as a hospital administrator who just can't nail an American accent. Sean Haberle gives it all kinds of crazy as the villain of the piece, whilst on the side of the angels we have the lovely Isabel Glaser as an investigating doctor and the ever solid James Remar in a nicely characterised role as her love interest. There are solid shocks peppered throughout, though the film isn't really gory as such and fun suspense despite the films ever escalating absurdity. Plus director Carl Schenkel has a lot of style, with some cool angles and a great grasp of fear sequences. As far as hospital horror goes, its head and shoulders above the likes of the recent Autopsy or Pathology, though its nutsoid slasher thrills are perhaps less fun than the morbid silliness of Doctor Giggles, and though he does well, Sean Haberle is no Larry Drake. Altogether, I'd say this is definitely worth a watch, with some fine deranged moments, but it doesn't quite live up to its potential for madcap greatness.


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