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

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Cast

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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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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Nurse Ratchitt: All orderlies to the front desk, stat!
Orderly Stubby: Damn! We never have any fun around here!
Orderly Arnold: Come on, Stubby! Let's go. I'll bet it's that pizza we ordered!
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Milligan mania!
26 January 2001 | by (Bakersfield, CA USA) – See all my reviews

Director Andy Milligan's last film before he died of AIDS in 1992, "Surgikill" proves he was no more adept at "Police Academy"-style comedy than he was with Grand Guignol horror. What a mess! A drag queen nurse whose makeup changes from shot to shot, a hospital administrator less hygenic than your typical bag lady, orderlies on speed doing third-rate comedy club celebrity impersonations are all shoveled all vie for scenery chewing time. No one will confuse this with a good film.

A mad killer goes around bumping off the staff of a hospital set to be closed for development. That's the wafer-thin plot for a series of gags and no-budget special effects with that "Milligan touch."

Reportedly filmed while the director was in the final throes of his disease, this "horror comedy" can be seen as his very jaundiced comment on the medical profession.


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