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Extreme Measures (1996)

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Thriller about Guy Luthan (Hugh Grant), a British doctor working at a hospital in New York who starts making unwanted enquiries when the body of a man who died in his emergency room ... See full summary »

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Thriller about Guy Luthan (Hugh Grant), a British doctor working at a hospital in New York who starts making unwanted enquiries when the body of a man who died in his emergency room disappears. The trail leads Luthan to the door of the eminent surgeon Dr Lawrence Myrick (Gene Hackman), but Luthan soon finds himself in danger from people who want the hospital's secret to remain undiscovered. Written by Jonathan Broxton <j.w.broxton@sheffield.ac.uk>

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Rated R for violence, language, some nudity and graphic ER activity | See all certifications »

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27 September 1996 (USA)  »

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$38,000,000 (estimated)

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$6,906,546 (USA) (27 September 1996)

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$17,305,211 (USA) (15 November 1996)
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In the movie, security for the illegal medical experiments is provided by two supposed police officers named Hare and Burke. In reality, William Hare and William Burke were two men in the business of supplying human cadavers to medical schools in 1820s Edinburgh - until it was learned that the ones they hadn't stolen from graveyards, they had murdered themselves. See more »

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If, after Guy gets shot and then conked on the head in Jodie's apartment, he indeed was found in a coma five days later, his beard would be much fuller. The movie never depicts that stage though and they would have shaved a coma patient. See more »

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Dr. Guy Luthan: Listen to me for fuck's sake I'm not killing anyone! I'm here because whoever did kill Claude has fucked up my life! Is Teddy here? If Teddy is here, you *have* to let me *see* him!
Mole Lady: [after a long pause] He's here
Dr. Guy Luthan: [as Ted writhes in pain] How long has he been here?
Mole Lady: Four days. We found him at the factories, he was trying to make his way back here
Dr. Guy Luthan: Okay, I just need to turn him over. Here, hold his head
[it reveals a nasty gash exposing a vertebrae]
Dr. Guy Luthan: Jesus... That's why they do the lab tests
Mole Lady: Who's '...
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Features The Huckleberry Hound Show (1958) See more »

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standard entertainment
20 September 1998 | by (Utrecht, Holland) – See all my reviews

Entertaining, but a lot like "coma" with Michael Douglas. Nothing really original in the movie, apart from the fact that the main person doesn't happen to get into a relationship during the movie and all that sort of sideline nonesense. Funny to see Hugh Grant just cannot help playing an insecure character even if he is playing someone who succeeds in at a very difficult task by being very determined. Moral issues, goodies & baddies with a little nuance, violent climax, happy end.


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