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Playing God (1997)

Stripped of his medical license after performing an operation while high on amphetamines, famed LA surgeon Dr Eugene Sands abandons his former life only to find himself crossing paths with ... See full summary »

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Stripped of his medical license after performing an operation while high on amphetamines, famed LA surgeon Dr Eugene Sands abandons his former life only to find himself crossing paths with Raymond Blossom, an infamous counterfeiter. Employed as a "gun-shot doctor" when Raymond's associates cannot risk visiting a hospital, Eugene is lured deep into the criminal world and becomes entangled with his boss's girlfriend. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for strong graphic violence, gore, pervasive language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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17 October 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Playing Hero  »

Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,937,374 (USA) (17 October 1997)

Gross:

$4,052,347 (USA) (7 November 1997)
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Trivia

According to the Don Simpson autobiography "High Concept" , the concept for this film was stolen from a doctor who died at Simpson's house before he could finish the script. See more »

Goofs

During the car chase with the three Range Rovers the front and rear lettering on the vehicles intermittently appears and disappears. See more »

Quotes

Eugene: When I pray to God, I don't ask him to eradicate disease. I pray that he sends me something that I haven't seen. I'm half kidding.
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Spybreak
Written by Alex Clifford
Performed by The Propellerheads
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better than your big Hollywood block busters
14 July 1999 | by (Perth, Western Australia) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this movie. Unlike like some of the pumped up, steroid trash that is passed off as action movies, Playing God is simple and realistic, with characters that are believable, action that is not over the top and enough twists and turns to keep you interested until the end.

Well directed, well acted and a good story.


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