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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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$38,000,000 (estimated)

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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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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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Guy is told he severed his spine at C6 and was paralyzed from the neck down. In reality an injury to the C6 vertebrae would result in paralysis from the chest down - meaning he'd still be able to move his arms (although finger function would be impaired). However with regards to injuries to C6, or any level for that matter, what is more important is level of nerve damage to determine amount/location of paralysis. See more »

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Dr. Guy Luthan: [is speaking on phone] Judith, it's Guy. Listen. I've been shot. Listen, they're hijacking people from the hospital and using them as some sort of research... I'm pretty sure that's what Triphase is, it's a kind of research program and someone at Grammercy is working for them! Listen, there's a cop, called Stone, call him, he might believe me, Judith please pick up...
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Excellent thinking thriller ...
16 March 2001 | by (Evansville, Indiana USA) – See all my reviews

1st watched 7/11/1998 - (Dir-Michel Apted): Excellent thinking thriller revolved around the medical field. Well done and well played throughout despite not having very high hopes in Hugh Grant being able to hold his own with Hackman, but he does very well.


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