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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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Dr. Lichterhand
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PJ
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Frank / PVS Host
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Friar Mate
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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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Joe Manganiello was originally cast in the part of the spiritual exorcist "Friar Lazaro Mate." But he was recast when he had to cut his long hair and shave his beard to reprise his role as "Flash Thompson" in Spider-Man 3 (2007). (NOTE: He did shoot a day on the film and appears briefly in the hallway scene performing a breast augmentation.) See more »

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When we see George intubated with an endotracheal tube, he audibly speaks to his son. Patients that are intubated cannot speak as the tube goes in between the vocal cords. It's possible to make noise if the anchoring balloon of the tube is ruptured, but then the speech will not be clear. See more »

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Dr. Sharazi: [about to give a patient a colonoscopy] Welcome to the Outback Snakehouse.
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Written and Performed by Kathleen York (as Bird York)
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brilliant movie.. for those who can understand
9 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I found this movie surprisingly good and I am quite sure it is going to be seen as such for anyone with a taste for oniric quasi-Kafkian moods (understandably deemed "boring" by the usual cheap-thrill lovers) . Yes, it's not a horror movie, not an action movie. It is a well written dark psychological piece that apparently asks too much from the typical movie consumer (i.e. following the thematic dialogs and references in the flash-backs).

I also didn't see any problems with the acting or direction -- I generally liked the whole package. The only downside I can see is that perhaps there is, at times, a bit too much blood and pain -- that is, more than some sensitive people can endure to watch (e.g. my wife). Otherwise, this is definitely a decent movie for the intellectual viewer.


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