Stripped of his medical license after performing an operation while high on amphetamines, famed LA surgeon Dr Eugene Sands abandons his former life only to find himself crossing paths with Raymond Blossom, an infamous counterfeiter. Employed as a "gun-shot doctor" when Raymond's associates cannot risk visiting a hospital, Eugene is lured deep into the criminal world and becomes entangled with his boss's girlfriend.Written by
David Duchovny plays a doctor asked by a criminal to help his friend. Duchovny says "He's dead." Pointing a gun at Duchovny, the criminal says, "Well, fix him!" Duchovny responds, "I'll see what I can do." Twenty years earlier, in A Bridge Too Far (1977), James Caan plays a soldier who takes a wounded comrade to a field doctor. After the doctor tells him his friend is dead, Caan points a gun at the doctor and insists that he look at his friend. The doctor replies, "I can give him a quick examination if you like." See more »
After the shoot out, when the scene is being investigated, you can see one of the "corpses" take a deep breath. See more »
When I pray to God, I don't ask him to eradicate disease. I pray that he sends me something that I haven't seen. I'm half kidding.
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Duchovny plays a surgeon who had his operating license taken away, he gets pulled into a criminal mafia where one action leads to a bigger one. Getting synthetic herion was his prime objective as he goes to a sleazy bar but he ended up saving a man's life. Not any man but a man within a overlord's keep. Leaving the bar he not only had the blood of the shot man and his drugs but the acquaintance of the overlord who would not forget him. Duchovny will always be Mulder to me but from this movie I can see that he can actually act outside of the X-files, with the help of Angelina Jolie and Timothy Hutton of course. Over all the movie had a unique plot but a foreseen ending. Out of ten I would give this movie a six, worthy to watch but not something I would watch over again.
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