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Extreme Measures (1996)

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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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 »

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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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ON MY MIND
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Reminded me of a Robin Cook novel
18 January 2000 | by (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

Very exciting film with lots of surprises. Not really all that original, I have run across the story of the mad doctor wanting to play God before. Still it was well done, and the ending left me wondering..... Hugh Grant and Gene Hackman were, as usual, flawless in their performances, as was the entire cast.


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