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Werner Ernst is a young hospital resident who becomes embroiled in a legal battle between two half-sisters who are fighting over the care of their comatose father. But are they really fighting over their father's care, or over his $10 million estate? Meanwhile, Werner must contend with his nutty supervisor, who insists that he only care for patients with full insurance. Can Werner sidestep the hospital's legal team and do what's best for the patient? Written by Martin Lewison <mlewison@utk.edu>

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At Memorial Hospital no one ever dies... Until their insurance runs out.

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Rated R for language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »
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31 October 1997 (USA)  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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$43,380 (USA) (31 October 1997)

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$141,853 (USA) (14 November 1997)
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[first lines]
Stella: [dropping clipboard] That's six's blood gases. I'm up to oxygen 60%.
Dr. Werner Ernst: Thank you.
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References Beauty and the Beast (1991) See more »

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Dry Bones
Performed by the Delta Rhythm Boys
Courtesy of the RCA Records label of BMG Entertainment
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Nice little film.
23 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

A very sarcastic film, and quite an entertaining one, too. Although (or maybe because) many of the truths about the American medical system presented seem to have been taken directly from Samuel Shem's novels, and despite the hard to believe ending, this movie is fun to watch. Its relatively low imdb rating is prove for the relatively low level of humor that most people share. I recommend this movie to any medical student, trust me- you will enjoy it.


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