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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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Joining this deadly underworld was easy. But getting out...deadly! See more »

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Crime | Thriller | Drama

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

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Release Date:

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

Angelina Jolie said in an interview that she filmed two sex scenes that were cut from the film. See more »

Goofs

Beforing entering the building where the meeting with the "China Men" was to take place, Claire's hair is parted to the left. In the elevator it's parted to the right. When walking down the hallway after exiting the elevator, it is again parted to the left. See more »

Quotes

Eugene: Alone at last!
Claire: You must be somebody who's always on the lookout for a new way to fuck up.
Eugene: Why is it that you always find me so objectionable?
Claire: Other than the fact that you're a drug addict and the only patients you treat are criminals?
Eugene: You mean your associates? I'm not a drug addict. I take drugs to feel normal, to get level. I regulate my intake very precisely.
Claire: I'm sorry, that's right, you're a highly trained professional. You should know.
Eugene: No, you were actually right the first time- I'm just ...
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Written by The Angel (as Angel C) and Angie Hart
Performed by The Angel featuring Angie Hart
Courtesy of Supa Crucial Recordings
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Credible Performance
16 August 2006 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

David Duchovny plays the lead role in this film.Now a lot of people upon finding that fact out wouldn't even bother watching it.Very unfair to say the least.David made his name on the x-files and is a decent actor. Dr Eugene Sands(Duchovny)is a drug addicted doctor struck off for malpractice.By sheer accident he becomes a private doctor for criminal millionaire Raymond Blossom.However the FBI take an interest in using Eugene to snare Blossom. Angelina Jolie is cast in the supporting role of clare-the gangsters moll.She puts in a solid performance. Timothy Hutton playing Blossom is superb and immersed himself deeply into his character. Duchovny himself isn't as bad as many people would think and in the end i would rate his performance his credible.His familiar monotonous tone and straight face is present but dosen't detract too much from the film


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