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 »
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
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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 »
Dr. Lawrence Myrick:
People die everyday. And for what? For nothing. What do we do? What do *you* do? You take care of the ones you think you can save. Good doctors do the correct thing. Great doctors have the guts to do the right thing. Your father had those guts.
Dr. Guy Luthan:
Those men upstairs, maybe there isn't much point to their lives. Maybe they are doing a great thing for the world. Maybe they are heroes. But they didn't choose to be. You chose for them. And you can't do that, because you're a doctor, and you took an ...
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How much we are willing to sacrifice, in order to cure the world's ills?
Extreme Measures is absolutely one of the best but underrated films of 1990s. I fond that movie is that very thrilling and entertaining film. Hugh Grant was amazing in here, most possible after this film's box office flop he returned to making just romantic comedy films, but for my personal idea he is amazing in dramas or serious roles such as An Awfully Big Adventure, The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain, Maurice, Our Sons, The Dawning, The Remains of the Day. However, like Mickey Rourke, Hugh hasn't ambition to giving greater performances and improve his career. I think in recent years he just only starred in comedies or romantic comedies and although, he giving great performances people think he can't act a little bit but his performances, especially in About a Boy is dazzling. What we gonna do to foolish Hugh Grant? Nothing, he will do romantic comedies again and again and because what he will remember like "an actor who just can act in comedies" but it is not real Hugh.
Hugh Grant and Gene Hackman, who give an another brilliant performance are excellent in that movie as doctors. It is so strange that Hugh Grant and Elizabeth Hurley produced together that film, most possible these two loved the film's novel. I didn't read novel but I think it is great film, about a doctor (Gene Hackman), who using homeless people to cure the ills. Hugh Grant portrays our hero doctor who tries to understand why his last patient is died because he did everything right, but something is gone absolutely wrong. Film has cult "Trust No One" plot but it is very entertaining. Film's another notable star is Sarah Jessica Parker who will star with Hugh Grant in another movie in this year. I'm still sorry for that so few people know that underrated.
Highly recommended! (10/10)
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