A masked killer is killing off doctors, nurses, and patients at a poorly run Los Angeles hospital.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dr. Grace Goode
Dan Foster-Jones ...
Nurse Ratchitt
Michael Lunsford ...
Dr. Harvey Harvey
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Dr. Albert Schweitzer (as Doug Eames)
Alvin Silver ...
Dr. Howard Fine (as Al Silver)
Richard Bolik ...
Dr. Payne
Shari London ...
Nurse Charity Muffit
Linda Collins ...
Nurse Bernice Boobs
Lynne Angus ...
Nurse Wanda Tryitt
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Orderly Arnold
Jeremy Logan ...
Orderly Norman
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Orderly Stubby
Rahn Sargeant ...
Orderly Slim
Peter Linari ...
Mr. Gross
Carroll Oden ...
Lou Pohl
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At Goode Community Hospital, Dr. Grace Goode tries to keep her bumbling and incompetent staff at the low-income hospital in line during a hectic day of typical rounds and influx of patients arriving for treatment. Things get more complicated when a killer, disguised as a doctor with a face mask and scrubs, begins killing both staff and patients in a series of horrific and hilarious ways. It's up to Dr. Goode to learn the killer's identity while trying to keep her hospital from being shut down for good. Written by Larry B.

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Not Rated

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July 1989 (USA)  »

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Screwball Hospital Central  »

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$70,000 (estimated)
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Andy Milligan's last film. See more »

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Dr. Grace Goode: Floyd, you're wearing panties!
Floyd: Well... I like them. Normal underwear hurts.
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An utterly insulting envoi for fringe-cinema's venerated pariah
20 January 2004 | by (fabulous Las Vega$!) – See all my reviews

Andy Milligan's last gasp before he bought the farm was this criminally unamusing slasher-genre lampoon which finds a hospital violently beset by an unidentified serial killer. The eccentric but loyal staff does everything possible to keep the situation under wraps while a bumbling police investigation is underway.

This painfully unfunny dark-humor pasquinade won't likely appease the small-but-avid coterie of Andy Milligan enthusiasts. In most cases, Milligan's monogram directorial flourishes evince a bizarre, dissentient singularity...an unpremeditated aspect with considerable appeal to a niche viewership. Critically speaking, these films are indisputably wretched. To a discriminate audience, however, they transcend critical assay by virtue of their waywardly off-center peculiarities. SURGIKILL is lacking in this distinction, however, as failed attempts at comedy rarely outshine their deficiencies with abstract or specious incidental charm. This film is an improficient blaze of inanity which is entirely non-evident of professionalism in any facet of its lazy fructification. Quite simply put, SURGIKILL is possibly the worst comedy I have ever seen. An unfortunate final coda to a career as diacritic and fascinating as it was inglorious.

Saul Bellow once said..."Any artist should be grateful for a naive grace which puts him beyond the need to reason elaborately." These words could have been a fitting inscription on Andy's grave-marker.

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