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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. 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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The Surgeon  »

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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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Not at all exquisite
28 January 2008 | by (Rijeka,Croatia) – See all my reviews

Schenkel's "Exquisite Tenderness" is not exquisite at all. As a movie it does not present anything new because it tries very hard to be a good hospital mystery and it fails in that. It's sadly ruined by big plot holes and lack of true idea that would be a guidance for the whole movie. From beginning to end I cannot extract anything. Actors are mild, direction is so usual that it hurts and the story that is meant to be scary, is not that at all. Instead we've got Dr. Julian Matar who is very boring character and even after 20 bullets in his body he's not dead. Because Schenkel needed ending. Ending is such a cliché, with that old message that evil never dies. Sad movie for Remar, Boyle and McDowell and really no reason for you to watch it.


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