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Bad Medicine (1985)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 22 November 1985 (USA)
Jeff Marx wants to study medicine and become a physician. However, his grades are far from enough to get him into an American medical school. But instead he gets a chance to study medicine ... See full summary »

Director:

Harvey Miller

Writers:

Steven Horowitz (novel), Neil Offen (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Guttenberg ... Jeff Marx
Alan Arkin ... Dr. Ramón Madera
Julie Hagerty ... Liz Parker
Bill Macy ... Dr. Gerald Marx
Curtis Armstrong ... Dennis Gladstone
Julie Kavner ... Cookie Katz
Joe Grifasi ... Gómez
Robert Romanus ... Carlos
Taylor Negron ... Pepe the Cab Driver
Candi Milo ... María Morales
Gilbert Gottfried ... Tony Sandoval
Arturo Venegas Arturo Venegas ... Jesús the Gunman
Arne Gordon Arne Gordon ... Bruno the Witch Doctor
Manuel Pereiro ... Dr. Miguel Cervantes
Eileen Way Eileen Way ... Sra. Madera, Ramon's Mother
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Storyline

Jeff Marx wants to study medicine and become a physician. However, his grades are far from enough to get him into an American medical school. But instead he gets a chance to study medicine abroad, in a small Latin American dictatorship, governed by Ramon Madera, who falls in love with Jeff's girlfriend, also a medical student. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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The comedy that teaches a new low in higher education. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The movie was originally scheduled for release in August 1985, but ended up being pushed back to November 1985. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Ramón Madera: You kill me, I kill you right back!
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Connections

References Smokey and the Bandit (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Madera, Madera
Music and Lyrics by Harvey Miller
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I thought it was hilarious
21 May 2003 | by tvceSee all my reviews

Some reviewers panned this movie rather severely, but my wife and I thought it was hilarious. Arkin is great, no matter what accent he is using. I especially like Lalo Schifrin's wonderful score. We still occasionally roll the tape and enjoy it again. From some of the comments I have read, I can only gather that the writers confused this picture with the much less entertaining "Stitches", released the same year.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Los matasanos See more »

Filming Locations:

El Pardo, Madrid, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,289,783, 24 November 1985

Gross USA:

$2,685,453

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,685,453
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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