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The Ambulance (1990)

A comic-book artist meets a woman on the NY streets, but after a quick flirtation, she suddenly collapses, and is picked-up by an old ambulance. He checks all the hospitals in the area, but the woman seems to have disappeared.

Director:

Larry Cohen

Writer:

Larry Cohen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Roberts ... Josh Baker
James Earl Jones ... Lt. Spencer
Megan Gallagher ... Officer Sandra Malloy
Red Buttons ... Elias Zacharai
Janine Turner ... Cheryl
Eric Braeden ... The Doctor
Richard Bright ... McClosky
James Dixon ... Detective 'Jughead' Ryan
Jill Gatsby ... Jerilyn
Martin Barter Martin Barter ... Street Gang Leader
Laurene Landon ... Patty
Nick Chinlund ... Hugo (as Nicholas Chinlund)
Matt Norklun ... Ambulance Driver
Rudy Jones ... Ambulance Driver
Stan Lee ... Marvel Comics Editor
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Storyline

Josh Baker meets a very special woman, Cheryl, in the streets of New York. Suddenly she collapses, and she's picked up by an ambulance. When Josh wants to visit her in the hospital, it appears that she hasn't been admitted in the hospital. Josh follows the roommate of Cheryl, and she disappears after a ride in the same ambulance. It's up to Josh to solve the secret behind this strange vehicle. Written by Tony Kessen <rhkessen@cs.vu.nl>

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You'll be in perfect health before you die.


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ambulance See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

John Travolta was originally considered for the lead role before Eric Roberts was cast. See more »

Quotes

Josh Baker: A vehicle of mercy that's really a murder machine.
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Soundtracks

Do You Want My Love
Written by Gary McLaughlin & Gavin Christopher
Performed by Gavin Christopher
Produced by Gary McLaughlin
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Ambulance chaser
8 May 2007 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

"The ambulance" is perhaps not what people call a great movie.But it's sure much fun to watch!Its black humor is priceless.All the male actors overplay,Eric Roberts ,James Earl Jones and Eric Braeden camp it up and give the viewer the feeling of watching a cartoon (Roberts' escape from the ambulance) or reading a comic strip :anyway ,Roberts makes comic books ("They are not what they used to be "says cop Jones ).The director knows only one tempo:accelerated and ,for lack of subtlety ,there's never a dull moment.And the villain (Braeden) does believe he works for the greater good of humanity !And anyway won't his patient be in perfect health when he dies?


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