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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 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
Walter Olkewicz ...
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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The evil surgeon's surname, Matar, means "to kill" in Spanish. See more »

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Sgt. Ross is unconscious from being drugged. When Dr. Hendricks moves Sgt. Ross to the sink to awake him, his eyes open momentarily before the water is run to revive him. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

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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just what the doctor DIDN'T order
13 June 2012 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

When I watch a slasher, I don't expect it to be particularly intellectual. I expect a lot of blood and guts. If the movie turns out to be more than that, then it's a pleasant surprise.

Unfortunately, "The Surgeon" tries to be intellectual but fails. It could have just stuck to being a gorefest and I would have been satisfied. Instead, it fizzles out very early on. Not even the presence of Malcolm McDowell and Peter Boyle can save it.

There's just no reason to see this movie. It's a total waste. Much like how the one "Twilight" movie that I saw tried too hard to be both a vampire flick and a teen romance, "The Surgeon" tries too many things at once and ends up making no sense.


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