A smart first-year med student takes nothing seriously, except the pursuit of his Gross Anatomy (human dissection) lab partner. It's up to her and their teacher to find a way to convince him to take his studies and life seriously.
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It Takes Hard Work, Discipline, And Committment To Get Through Med School. But Joe's Never Done Anything By The Book.
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Director Thom Eberhardt had a disagreement with the studio over the love scene between Matthew Modine and Daphine Zuniga in which Eberhardt felt that their flirtation and feelings each other had already been built up to the point that their it had been time to for the audience to see pay it off. See more
The buccinator muscle is primarily a muscle of facial expression, although it is also an assistant muscle of mastication. See more
You know, when I filled out my housing application, I asked for a roommate who was quiet, serious, and neat. How did you describe yourself?
There are at least two versions of this film in circulation. When the Premium Channel Showtime showed the film around 1990-1991 the following scenes were different:
During the interview process, when Matthew Modine is being questioned by the admissions staff, a funny line existed in the film where one of them asks, "Why are you here?" Modine's character (Joe Slovack) responds, "I look good in white." This dialog was not present in Showtime's version of the film. See more
Written by Todd Field See more
20 October 1989 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $2,830,387,
22 October 1989
Gross USA: $11,604,598
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $11,604,598
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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