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Shocktrauma (1982)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 27 October 1982
"There is a golden hour between life and death. If we can get to a patient inside that one hour, we can keep him alive. One miracle hour. It's that simple." Dr. R Adams Cowley If you are ... See full summary »

Director:

Eric Till

Writers:

Jon Franklin (story), Alan Doelp (story) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Philip Akin Philip Akin ... Sam Hooker
Linda Callow Linda Callow ... Nurse
Leslie Carlson ... Elton Bates (as Les Carlson)
Jim Chad ... John Grady
William Conrad ... Dr. R Adams Cowley
Lawrence Dane ... Dr. Jordan Tracy
Scott Hylands ... Dr. "Tex" Goodnight
Patricia Idlette Patricia Idlette ... Nurse Malcolm
Kerrie Keane ... Jill Jackson
Ken Pogue ... Governor
Linda Sorensen ... Elizabeth Scanlan
Beau Starr ... Gene Kowalski
Andrew Thomson Andrew Thomson ... Dr. Silverthorn (as Andrew Martin Thomson)
Murray Westgate Murray Westgate ... Police Superintendent Grier
Chris Wiggins Chris Wiggins ... Dr. McCall
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"There is a golden hour between life and death. If we can get to a patient inside that one hour, we can keep him alive. One miracle hour. It's that simple." Dr. R Adams Cowley If you are critically injured you have less than 60 minutes to survive. You might not die right then; it may be three days or two weeks later, but something has happened in your body that is irreparable. It's shock, the body's reaction to terrible trauma... from car accidents, gunshots. That was the dilemma faced by heart surgeon R Adams Cowley and his team, determined to reverse that process, to discover what caused it, and to save lives. They took on the impossible cases, fought bureaucracy, and discovered the critical concept of the Golden Hour. Before "ER", before the modern system of emergency trauma medicine, there was the first... Shock Trauma. "William Conrad gives a powerful performance as Dr. R Adams Cowley, the Baltimore physician who pioneered and instituted the shocktrauma unit. It's realistic, ...

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Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 1982 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Mono

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