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When a young female doctor notices an unnatural amount of comas occurring in her hospital she uncovers a horrible conspiracy.

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Dr. Susan Wheeler (as Genevieve Bujold)
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Dr. Mark Bellows
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Mrs. Emerson
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Dr. George
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Dr. Harris
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Nancy Greenly
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Dr. Morelind (as Harry Rhodes)
Gary Barton ...
Computer Technician
Frank Downing ...
Kelly
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Jim
Alan Haufrect ...
Dr. Marcus
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Vince (as Lance Le Gault)
Michael MacRae ...
Chief Resident
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Nurse
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Sean Murphy
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Dr. Goodman
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Lab Technician
Ernest Anderson ...
First Doctor
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Second Doctor
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Third Doctor
Joni Palmer ...
Dance Instructor
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Diane
Kay Cole ...
Sally
Tom Borut ...
Dr. Cowans (as Tom Borut M.D.)
Philip G. Brooks ...
Dr. Richards (as Philip G. Brooks M.D.)
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Mr. Schwartz
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Jimmy
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1st Maintenance Man
Gary Bisig ...
2nd Maintenance Man
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1st Cop
Wyatt Johnson ...
2nd Cop
Mike Lally ...
Security Man (as Mike Lally Sr.)
John Widlock ...
Norman
Duane Tucker ...
1st Man in Shower
Del Hinkley ...
2nd Man in Shower
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1st Technician
Michael Mann ...
2nd Technician
Sarina C. Grant ...
Woman in Elevator
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Man in Elevator
Gerald Benston ...
Anesthetist (as Gerald Benston M.D.)
Robert Burton ...
Pathology Residents
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Pathology Resident #2
Joe Bratcher ...
Surgical Residents
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Surgical Residents
Roger Newman ...
Surgical Residents
Paul Davidson ...
Surgical Residents
Amentha Dymally ...
Nurses
Lois Walden ...
Nurses
Sharron Frame ...
Nurses
Sue Bugden ...
Nurses
Susie Luner ...
Nurses
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Jefferson Institute Security Guard (uncredited)
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Surgical Residents (uncredited)
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Security Guard (uncredited)
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Patient (uncredited)
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Subway Passenger (uncredited)
Edward C. Higgins ...
Security Guard #2 (uncredited)
Gerry Vichi ...
Ambulance Driver (uncredited)
Donald Wayne ...
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Patterson Institute Chief of Security (uncredited)

Directed by

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Michael Crichton

Written by

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Michael Crichton ... (screenplay)
 
Robin Cook ... (novel)

Produced by

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Martin Erlichman ... producer

Music by

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Jerry Goldsmith

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Victor J. Kemper ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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David Bretherton

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Chuck Ellison ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Sam Christensen
Joyce Robinson

Production Design by

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Albert Brenner

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Rick Simpson

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Carolyn Ferguson ... hair stylist
Don Schoenfeld ... makeup artist
Carrie White ... hair stylist: Miss Bujold's hairstyle designer

Production Management

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Phil Rawlins ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Alan Brimfeld ... second assistant director (as Alan Brimfield)
Ronald R. Grow ... assistant director (as Ron Grow)
William McGarry ... assistant director

Art Department

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Sam Moore ... property master
V.R. Bud Shelton ... assistant property master (as V. 'Bud' Shelton)
Benjamin Resella ... scenic effects supervisor (uncredited)
William Ladd Skinner ... set designer (uncredited)

Sound Department

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William Griffith ... sound (as Bill Griffith)
Michael J. Kohut ... sound
William L. McCaughey ... sound (as William McCaughey)
John Riordan ... sound editor
Aaron Rochin ... sound

Special Effects by

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Joe Day ... special effects
Gary L. King ... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Andrew Miller ... special effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Bill Hansard ... process coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Gerald Hirschfeld ... photographer: Jefferson Institute sequence
Bruce McBroom ... still photographer
Doug Byers ... electrician (uncredited)
Thomas P. Powell ... rigging gaffer electric (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Yvonne Kubis ... wardrobe
Eddie Marks ... wardrobe

Location Management

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John James ... location manager

Music Department

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Harry V. Lojewski ... music supervisor
William Saracino ... music editor
Jerry Goldsmith ... conductor (uncredited)
Willard Jones ... music copyist (uncredited)
Artie Kane ... musician: piano (uncredited)
Milton Kestenbaum ... musician: bass (uncredited)
Virginia Majewski ... musician: viola (uncredited)
Arthur Morton ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Don Peake ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Lee Ritenour ... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Tommy Vig ... musician: percussion (uncredited)

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Betsy Norton ... script supervisor

Other crew

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Chris Hutson ... technical advisor
John Lugar ... assistant to producer
Cydney Michaelson ... technical advisor
Don Morgan ... unit publicist
Brent Sellstrom ... video coordinator
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Plot Summary

A young doctor at a hospital, Susan Wheeler (played by Geneviève Bujold), starts noticing a pattern of strange occurrences with patients. Healthy patients are suddenly developing complications and ending up in comas. She starts investigating and what she reveals is astonishing. Written by grantss

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Also Known As
  • Morts suspectes (France)
  • Morts suspectes (Canada, French title)
  • Kôma (Japan)
  • To mystirio tou thalamou 8 (Greece)
  • Coma profondo (Italy)
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  • 113 min
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Budget $4,500,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Ed Harris's feature film debut. See more »
Goofs In the scene toward the end, where Dr. Susan Wheeler discovers Tom Selleck's body after it has been "harvested" it is Tom himself laying on the table. Later shots show that a dummy with a bad wig has been substituted for the actor. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Hollywood Hospital (2004). See more »
Quotes Dr. Cowans: Anesthesia's the easiest job in the world until something goes wrong. It's 99% boredom and 1% scared-shitless panic.
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