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Release Date:
19 March 1997 (USA) See more »
After doctors inform him that an eye affliction will require risky surgery, monologist Spalding Gray recounts his various pursuits for alternative medicine to avoid the doctor's scalpel. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Spalding Gray ... Himself
Mike McLaughlin ... Himself
Melissa Robertson ... Herself
Alvin Henry ... Himself
Alyne Hargroder ... Herself
Buddy Carr ... Himself
Gerry Urso ... Herself
Chris Simms ... Himself
Tommy Staub ... Himself
Kirk A. Patrick Jr. ... Himself

Directed by
Steven Soderbergh 
Writing credits
Spalding Gray (monologue) &
Renée Shafransky (monologue)

Spalding Gray 

Produced by
John Hardy .... producer
Caroline Kaplan .... executive producer
Kathleen Russo .... executive producer
Jonathan Sehring .... executive producer
Original Music by
Cliff Martinez 
Cinematography by
Elliot Davis (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Susan Littenberg 
Production Design by
Adele Plauche 
Set Decoration by
Cynthia Wigginton 
Makeup Department
Charley Soderbergh .... hair stylist
Charley Soderbergh .... makeup artist
Art Department
Huey Mitchell .... carpenter
John Patterson .... construction coordinator
Larry Spurlock .... carpenter
Sound Department
Larry Blake .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Ledford .... sound editor
Mark A. Mangini .... sound editor
Keenan Wyatt .... boom operator
Camera and Electrical Department
Tony Brignac .... first assistant camera
Buddy Carr .... second assistant camera
Gilly Charbonnet .... grip
David Jensen .... electrician
Calvin Maehl .... gaffer
Richard Mall .... key grip
Chris Robertson .... electrician
Val Zimmer .... grip
Casting Department
David Jensen .... interview casting
Other crew
Howard Behar .... legal services
Robert Butler .... stand-in
Billy Collins Jr. .... accountant
Michael Charles Hill .... distribution and marketing coordinator
Lori Jefferson .... production assistant
Debbie Kennedy .... legal services
Clint Maedgen .... stand-in
Tara Martin .... production coordinator
Tom Mustafo .... production assistant
Adam Rosen .... legal services
Renée Shafransky .... director: original production
Les Bratton .... special thanks
Francis Cagle .... special thanks
Sonny Cranch .... special thanks
Angela Ferrara .... special thanks
Ed Gerkey .... special thanks
John Krasno .... special thanks
Mark Shivas .... special thanks
Leo Walsh .... special thanks

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80 min
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The Broadway performance of "Gray's Anatomy" by Spalding Gray opened at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre on November 28, 1993, ran for 13 performances and closed on January 3, 1994. A repeat performance reopened at the Vivian Beaumont Theater on June 5, 1994, ran for 8 performances and closed on June 27, 1994.See more »
Spalding Gray:A Philippine Psychic Surgeon! Now why didn't I think of that?See more »
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Referenced in And Everything Is Going Fine (2010)See more »


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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Gray Matter, 9 October 1999
Author: NJMoon from United States

Like several of Spalding Gray's stage monologues "Gray's Anatomy" has been given the full feature film treatment, this time by "Sex Lies & Video" helmer Steven Soderberg. Gray's discovery of a visual malady leads him to medical and homeopathic treatment and serious consideration of the query "What is it you don't want to see?"

This 90 minute monodrama is not opened-up in the traditional sense. Rather it is supplemented by monochrome interviews with Joe and Jane Q. Publics about their particular eye problems. Within the monologue itself, Soderberg employs a variety of lighting and camera trickery to keep the action from stagnating. Mostly, it is a successful endeavor. Though, oddly, the film lacks the overall impact of Gray's "Swimming To Cambodia" or even the lesser (but simpler done) "Monster in a Box". A fine addition to the Gray library.

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