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Cast

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George
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Jenny
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Mandingo (as Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs)
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Zoe (as Katherine Cunningham-Eves)
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Billy
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Dr. Sharazi
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Chloe
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Ned
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Ira
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Bald Man
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Dr. Lichterhand
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PJ
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Frank / PVS Host
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On the day after his fortieth birthday, the family man and computer analyst George Grieves goes to the Mt. Abaddon Hospital for a routine procedure of colonoscopy with Dr. Sharazi. Along his birthday party, his friends and family tell many cases of medical errors, and George is worried about. After the surgery, George finds that his surgery had complications because of a homonymous patient, and he had received a thoracoscopic sympathectomy instead. While interned, George discloses bizarre and dark secrets about the East Wing of the hospital while his wife and family have to take a decision about his fate. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Maybe... if you spend your life worrying... then the only way that your life will have meaning is if what you fear becomes real. See more »

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Rated R for disturbing violent content, language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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13 March 2007 (USA)  »

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$1,800,000 (estimated)
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Shot in 15 days. See more »

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When Mandingo is sitting on top of George you can clearly tell that he has an undershirt under his button down. When he opens the buttons of his shirt, there is nothing underneath. See more »

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Dr. Sharazi: [about to give a patient a colonoscopy] Welcome to the Outback Snakehouse.
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References Jacob's Ladder (1990) See more »

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George's Escape
Written and Performed by Kathleen York (as Bird York)
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The Interpretation of Dreams
16 March 2009 | by See all my reviews

This movie is very watchable,yet provocative and also slightly irritating-all at the same time. The latter because the way it is presented is somewhat obscure and must be highly confusing for some people. Rather like a painter on canvas the work which is created may be obvious to the artist, but others can see it differently or simply not see the same as the artist or indeed not see it at all. Nevertheless I found this film generally good and interesting.

A middle age successful man is shortly to go into hospital for a routine procedure but is troubled by a recurring dream. After he awakes from the procedure he is subjected to a series of horrendous events in the hospital. Are these events really happening or as I interpret it: is he simply going through a nightmare and experiencing his fears etc?

All the performers are excellent, the design of the film is first rate and the music is often brilliant. I myself consider this movie more like a black comedy/horror and overall I conclude it deserves: 7/10.


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