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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20 October 1989 (USA)
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Gross USA: $11,604,598
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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The hospital where Matthew Modine's character is interning in was in fact a real hospital in Los Angeles that shut down but was then converted and used as a movie and TV show set. Director Thom Eberhardt while filming had a feeling that he had been there before and someone reminded him that he in fact had been born there. Eberhardt happily responded with saying "Whoa cool" See more
Joe Slovak's shirttails unroll during the final scene. See more
Dr. Rachel Woodruff
And now, now I just wonder about some of these brilliant doctors of mine, you know, with their minds for medicine and their hearts for, what, real estate. You know, I wonder what they'd say to some lonely terrified patient, who grabs their hand and says, "Can you explain this to me? Can you help me accept this? Can you at least sit with me so I don't feel so alone?" Well, I bet they don't say anything because I didn't teach them to.
Another scene had Modine yelling as if there was some sort of campus protest occurring. Theater tags on TV showed this scene where he screams, "What the hell is wrong with you people?!" On Showtime's print of the film, that phrase is nowhere to be found. See more
Referenced in The Fisher King
Overture from Marriage of Figaro
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
As arranged and performed by Charlotte Georg
(as Lee Ashley)
Courtesy of Capitol Production Music/Ole Georg See more