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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 under 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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Not all surgery is intended to cure. Don't move a muscle.


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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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Extrem... mit allen Mitteln  »

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$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

ITL 1,408,410,000 (Italy) (27 December 1996)

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ITL 2,583,776,000 (Italy) (3 January 1997)
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Trivia

Marked the first production of partners Hugh Grant and Elizabeth Hurley's short-lived "Simian Films." See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Dr. Guy Luthan: You're a creepy person, aren't you?
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Features The Huckleberry Hound Show (1958) See more »

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ON MY MIND
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GREAT CASTE OF SUPER STARS!
31 March 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film surprised me with Gene Hackman as a mad doctor out of control with himself, using human bodies for experiments very much like the old Boris Karloff pictures. David Morse(TV "Hack" star)was the guardian of Gene Hackman and his horror hospital. Paul Guilfoyle(TV actor CSI) a doctor who betrays Hugh Grant. Grant gets the run -around throughout the entire picture. He winds up running down the tracks of Grand Central station. This film has a great cast of actors and the plot keeps you on the edge of your seat. Hackman and Morse outshine Hugh Grant by a long shot.


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