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The Surgeon (1995)

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A 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:
Dr. Theresa McCann
Dr. Julian Matar
Lt. McEllwaine
Dr. Ed Mittlesbay
Nurse Burns
Charles Bailey-Gates ...
Sgt. Ross
Dr. Meade
Mother Love ...
Milly Putnam
Gregory West ...
Tommy Beaton
Lisa Wilson
Nancy Banks ...
Loreen Ridgeway
Dr. Eugene Kaiser
Officer Pierson


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

10 November 1995 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

The Surgeon  »

Box Office


CAD 10,000,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


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


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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