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Breast Men (1997)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  13 December 1997 (USA)
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A movie about two doctors who created breast implants as this follows them over the years. However, when success and money come their way, they separate and follow different paths.

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Hersch Lawyer
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A young plastic surgery intern gets tired of watching exciting developments in other fields (artificial hearts, etc). He finds a current, safe type of breast implants. All he has to do is convince his supervising surgeon this will work, and find a volunteer for the first patient. They gain immense financial success as cosmetic breast augmentation surgeries become accepted and frequented in American culture, but follow different paths. One becomes a narcissist interested in developing and implanting larger-sized implants popular with erotic dancers and female porn stars. The other continues to pursue a more serious, clinical approach for the everyday woman. Written by <rstory@revelstone.com>

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Star Drug Store has been a Galveston fixture since 1917. Its exterior, with its distinctive ceramic Coca-Cola sign, is seen in several scenes, and Schwimmer's character uses a pay phone in the back of the soda fountain. It burned in 1998, shortly after the movie was released, and was closed for several years before reopening in 2001. See more »

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In the final minutes of the film the blonde woman Dr. Saunders glances at is driving a Mustang convertible in what is supposed to be the late 1980s. However, in the windshield of the Mustang there can be seen a registration and safety inspection sticker. The registration sticker had been located on the license plate until 1994 in Texas. Also, the safety inspection sticker is in the shape of the state of Texas. This also was introduced in the mid 1990s. Prior to that the safety inspection sticker was rectangular (the rectangular inspection sticker was reintroduced in 2002 with the Texas silhouette in the center). In slow motion a "7" can be seen in the sticker indicating it expires in 1997 and was issued sometime in 1996. See more »

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Male Interviewer: Arlene - Mary Kay Rep.
[claps board]
Arlene: Can I borrow your pencil?
[With her face out of view, Arlene receives a pencil, then opens her blouse, baring her breasts. She talks to us]
Arlene: This is called the pencil test. It's supposed to fall to the floor.
[She puts the pencil under her left breast. The pencil doesn't fall]
Arlene: I love my children, but I'm a little resentful for what they did to my breasts.
[She removes the pencil and returns it]
Arlene: Thanks. It's like someone blew up a balloon and then they let all the...
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I Love the Nightlife (Disco 'Round)
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Performed by Alicia Bridges
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An enjoyable flick with lots of mammarian imagery
15 July 2000 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I wish they had "made for TV" movies like this when I was growing up! This was a based-on-a-true story that was actually a composite of a handful of doctors that pioneered breast implant surgery. It is definitely a man's movie, but there was a message there for women. It has some really cute moments and it really nails that late 60s/early 70s time frame very well; being one who lived through it and remembered it well, I'm a expert! I believe it touched on all points objectively; the pros and the cons, and it touched on each players' hand in the entire chain --- the corporate side, the doctors' side, the patients who were happy and the ones who were not happy, as well as the health concerns. The manufacturers and doctors still claim that no research has ever proven they were liable, but something wrong surely was happening.

No, it's not "Casablanca", but it wasn't meant to be --- It's an HBO movie, folks, it's a fun movie made for fun, not the Celluloid Hall of Fame, so quit analyzing it and enjoy it. It's not in bad taste and it is credibly acted, written and filmed. On the lighter side guys, check out the mammaria, mama mia! Yes, this is a must-see for young male adults (and young adult women complating the procedure) and certainly should be on the list of "movies for guys who like movies".


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