Down 2,919 this week

The Medicine Show (2001)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  11 October 2001 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 226 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 1 critic

A cynical young man, diagnosed with cancer, meets a brash young leukemia patient in the hospital who more than matches his distaste for IV drips and weepy sentimentality.



Watch Trailer
0Check in

On Disc

at Amazon

TV Spotlight: The Top 10 Episodes of "The Walking Dead"

We've curated a list of the top 10 episodes of "The Walking Dead" according to the IMDb user ratings.

Read More

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 127 titles
created 17 Jul 2011
a list of 27 titles
created 17 Nov 2011
a list of 82 titles
created 17 May 2012
a list of 20 titles
created 09 Jul 2014
a list of 42 titles
created 02 Aug 2014

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: The Medicine Show (2001)

The Medicine Show (2001) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Medicine Show.
1 win. See more awards »


Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

A psychotic woman becomes dangerously jealous when her best friend begins dating a handsome man. She will stop at nothing to keep the two apart, even if it means destroying their relationship or even murdering one of them.

Director: Eric DelaBarre
Stars: Kari Wuhrer, Farrah Forke, Matthew Porretta
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (TV Movie 2000)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A Hollywood film executive gets blackmailed by a derelict who uses some damaging information to move into his house and take over his perfect life for himself.

Director: Jason Priestley
Stars: Nicholas Lea, Holt McCallany, Kari Wuhrer
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Two best friends, a struggling actor and an unemployed screenwriter, set out to look for a prized $250,000 Rolex wristwatch which was stolen by an attractive con artist.

Director: Adam Baratta
Stars: Kari Wuhrer, Adam Baratta, Shane Edelman
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

An ex-star pilot must stop a mad criminal and his gang from destroying what is left of civilization.

Director: Lloyd A. Simandl
Stars: Kari Wuhrer, Jennifer Rubin, Leo Rossi
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A hapless undertaker becomes embroiled in a mafia war when he's forced to protect the brutal brother of a mob kingpin while be becomes romantically involved with the mob brother's wife.

Director: John Bradshaw
Stars: Adrien Brody, Jeff Wincott, Kari Wuhrer
Sand (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A young man tries running from his past by hiding from his two violent brothers, only to have them track and harass him and his friends.

Director: Matt Palmieri
Stars: Michael Vartan, Norman Reedus, Kari Wuhrer
Vivid (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

An artist creates a new style of art by having sex on a canvas covered in paint.

Director: Evan Georgiades
Stars: Stephen Shellen, Kari Wuhrer, Ilene Kristen
Out of Sync (TV Movie 2000)
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A hapless and desperate music producer hires a talented housewife to lip sync the songs of an attractive but talentless starlet to further his and her music career, and tries to keep up the charade when their album becomes a success.

Director: Graeme Campbell
Stars: Gail O'Grady, Peter Outerbridge, Stewart Bick
Action | Comedy | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Two G-Men, returning from hell, must perform good deeds to save themselves from a doomed fate.

Director: Christopher Coppola
Stars: William Forsythe, Tate Donovan, Bobcat Goldthwait
Thy Neighbor's Wife (Video 2001)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

A scorned woman plots revenge for her husband's suicide by integrating herself as a housekeeper for a dysfunctional Beverly Hills family to first alienate, and then emotionally and physically destroy them.

Director: Jim Wynorski
Stars: Kari Wuhrer, Jeff Trachta, Barbara Crampton
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3/10 X  

College boy Trent is returning home for the holidays when he crosses the path of bad-girl Miya at a truck stop. When he agrees to give her a ride, he becomes part and parcel to all her twisted desires.

Director: David Blyth
Stars: David Keith, Art MacDonald, Elaine Martyn
Ivory Tower (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

In the cutthroat environment of the computer industry, a young executive's passion, determination and integrity are put to the test.

Director: Darin Ferriola
Stars: Jack Janda, Patrick Van Horn, James Wilder


Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Lemons ...
Norman Parker ...
Mark Brodie ...
Perky Woman in Elevator
Howard Mann ...


A cynical young man, diagnosed with cancer, meets a brash young leukemia patient in the hospital who more than matches his distaste for IV drips and weepy sentimentality.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

i.v. | hospital | cancer | leukemia | love | See All (28) »


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexuality


Official Sites:



Release Date:

11 October 2001 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Realistic comedy about cancer
18 May 2003 | by (Broadview Heights, Ohio, US) – See all my reviews

I liked the film because it is addressing cancer which is so dark as well as serious to many from the view of the patient himself who has it in a comical way. We see how different people react and how this affects Taylor Darcy (Jonathan Silverman) in the movie, and how he reacts as well. Darcy himself has a kind of sarcastic humour about the whole thing and it seems like he is in denial about it all. The movie does well on developing the nature of the relationships between Taylor and his brother, Lynn Piegi (Natasha Gregson Wagner), and the people in Taylor's periphery who are mostly his doctor, nurses, and other hospital staff. The varying personalities which are typically found in the hospital are represented well also.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Medicine Show (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: