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Writers (WGA):
P.J. Posner (written by) &
Joel Posner (written by) ...
Med School - the price of admission is murder.
Gabriel Higgs has failed to get into Johns Hopkins to study medicine. He's sixth on a list of backup candidates... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Stephen Mailer ... Gabriel Higgs
Grahame Wood ... Lab Partner

Kristy Swanson ... Kirby Watts
Daniel R. Gerson ... Ross
Stan Brown ... Professor

Sean Bridgers ... Dumpster Hunter (as Sean Bridges)

Len Cariou ... Dr. Lionel Higgs / Dr. Ezekial Higgs

Christine Baranski ... Mrs. Margaret 'Maggie' Higgs

Dorothy Recasner Brown ... Proctor (as Dorothy Brown)

Dave Chappelle ... Ron

Andrew McCarthy ... Rupert Grimm
George Lee ... Dr. Peters
Christina Keefe ... Rachel
Roy Lind ... Dean Stiller
Laura Cathey ... Jubilant Student
Kate Finlayson ... Helen

Joanne Pankow ... Nurse
Pat Lavelle ... Receptionist

Matthew Perry ... Randall Burns

Blake Lindsley ... Tina
Colleen Doherty ... Coed
Nealy Glenn ... Tense Student

Calista Flockhart ... Amanda Morel
Claire Whitworth ... Jody
Andrew Lauren ... Fraternity Brother
Hedgie Bartol ... Fraternity Brother

Jackson Walker ... Fraternity Brother
Spiro Malas ... Mr. Grimm
Rick Andosca ... Cop
Angela Jones ... Librarian

Bahni Turpin ... Valerie Bookbinder

Robert Longstreet ... Man in Library
Jason Jenks ... Hacker
David Holland ... Officer Denby
Avram Ludwig ... Officer
Gary Gennerich ... Sergeant
Arthur L. Liman ... Anatomy Professor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mary Helen Sifford ... Student (uncredited)
Zed Starkovich ... Student (uncredited)

Directed by
Doug Liman 
Writing credits
P.J. Posner (written by) &
Joel Posner (written by) &
Jonathan Lewin (written by)

Produced by
Glenn Aveni .... executive producer
Steve Klinenberg .... co-producer
Adam Lindemann .... producer
Philippe Martinez .... executive producer
Nelle Nugent .... producer
David Pachter .... co-producer
P.J. Posner .... associate producer
Bradford L. Schlei .... executive producer
Victor Simpkins .... producer
Barbara Skydel .... associate producer
Lauren Zalaznick .... line producer
Original Music by
Alex Wurman 
Cinematography by
David Claessen 
Film Editing by
Stephen Mirrione 
Casting by
Susan Booker 
Production Design by
Tim Eckel 
Art Direction by
Sarah Alcorn 
Costume Design by
Linda Fisher 
Makeup Department
Linda Biondo .... assistant hair stylist
Trina Brown .... assistant makeup artist
Shelly Hutchins .... assistant makeup artist
Tyger Tate .... key makeup artist
Rita Troy .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Ned Weisman .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chris Edmonds .... first assistant director
Michelle Edmonds .... second assistant director (as Michelle 'Muggs' Edmonds)
Deanna Stadler .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Chet Fenster .... assistant props
Nathan Gray .... property master
Andy Krish .... leadman
Thomas C. Mentzer .... construction foreman
Jim Pleasants .... assistant set dresser
Megan Ricks .... set dresser
Richard Whitney .... construction coordinator
Sound Department
Bruce Bell .... foley mixer
Tim Chilton .... foley artist
Darin Goldberg .... production sound
David Grecu .... supervising sound editor
Elliot Jacobson .... sound mixer
Thomas Kearney .... dialogue editor
Nash Michael .... foley supervisor
Nancy Tracy .... adr editor
James G. Williams .... sound re-recording mixer (as Jim Williams)
Special Effects by
Drew Jiritano .... special effects coordinator
Greg Jiritano .... special effects assistant
Candice Ashley .... stunts
John Bamburg .... stunts
John Copeman .... stunt coordinator
Sylvia Gateway .... stunts
Patricia Ann Gray .... stunts
Tripp Greason .... stunts
Jery Hewitt .... stunt coordinator
Marshall Isley .... stunts
Jennifer Lamb .... stunts
Dean Mumford .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Bill Almeida .... lamp operator
John Barnett .... electrician
Lewis Binkowski .... electrician
Joe Clarke .... grip
Harry Gene Davis .... grip
Anthony M. Gutierrez .... director of photography: second unit
Geoff Herbert .... best boy grip
Dan Jones .... electrician
Kathleen Kim .... third assistant camera
Didier Koskas .... key grip
Harrison Palmer .... grip
Zed Starkovich .... assistant camera
Alan Steinheimer .... gaffer
Steve Tiborcz .... first assistant camera
Heyward Tunstall Jr. .... second assistant camera
Joe Victoria .... best boy electric
Casting Department
Maxann Crotts .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lisa A. Doyle .... set costumer
Stephanie Ittleson .... key costume assistant
Kim Wilcox .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Xochilt Baez .... apprentice editor
Maura Driscoll .... apprentice editor
Andrea Fatur .... apprentice editor
Nicole LaLoggia .... post-production coordinator
Mariano Llosa .... first assistant editor (as Mariano E. Llosa)
Amber Pfeiffer .... second assistant editor
Rebecca Weigold .... apprentice editor
Music Department
Eric Harryman .... music supervisor
Barry Levine .... music supervisor
Tanya L. Montgomery .... main title vocalist
Other crew
Leeann Cronk .... technical assistant
Jeffrey L. Davidson .... production coordinator
Jeff Gold .... technical assistant
Matt Helms .... technical assistant
Jim Herring .... location manager
Kate Miller .... assistant production coordinator
Richard Rionda Del Castro .... studio executive
Michael Swafford .... first assistant accountant
Kimberly Weeks .... script supervisor

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Kill Me Tender" - Japan (English title)
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Rated R for language and some violence
94 min
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According to director Doug Liman, the title sequence was shot for $500 using his out-of-pocket funds. He brought the cat along to chase the rats and motivate them to run, but the rats weren't afraid of the cat. Rather, the opposite was true, so Liman filmed the rats chasing the cat and then re-edited the footage.See more »


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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
It's good and then it gets better, 3 March 2001
Author: mistaweez ( from Macon, Ga

I saw this movie on TV this morning. Right from the start I noticed some big names on the credits: Christine Baranski, Matthew Perry, Dave Chappelle, and Calista Flockhart. Seeing as how these people are now all fairly major stars, I figured I should keep watching. I'm glad I did. (What's interesting is that I assumed since all these well-known actors were playing minor parts, this movie must date from the mid-80's. The picture quality seemed to agree, so now that I see IMDb said 1994, I am rather surprised. But Flockhart and Perry have INCREDIBLY small parts, as you will notice.) Anyway, the movie is about Gabriel Higgs (Stephen Mailer), whose father's family has gone to Johns Hopkins medical school for generations, and now it's Gabe's turn. (If you've read Kurt Vonnegut's short-story "The Lie", about a private boy's academy, this story will sound very familiar.) Gabriel prepares to take the MCAT to get in, but a crucial error costs him on the test, and he is put on the waiting list. His good friend, Ron (Dave Chappelle) hacks the school's computer to show that he is 6th. He then tries to get all those ahead of him to drop off. One student, Kirby Watts, becomes his love interest. Another, who reminds me of Mitch, the nerdy doctor roommate of "Patch Adams", downplays not getting in, although we later see he cared more. Gabriel doesnt tell his parents about his Wait-Listed status, hoping he can bump everyone else. Soon after he begins his quest, the people on the list start getting killed, thru various means. Gabriel becomes the obvious suspect, and the ensuing finishing scenes really make the movie. I highly recommend seeing this film. ODD NOTE: I mentioned all the kinda-big-names in this movie at the top. Later this evening I caught "The Birdcage" (another great movie) on ABC, and SURPRISE! Baranski and Flockhart also play in that (although their roles are much larger!).

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