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Donor (1990)

Dr. Kristine Lipton finds that something strange is happening in the hospital she works for, when a friend is strangled by an elderly poor patient, who runs away but has an accident and ... See full summary »

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Larry Shaw
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Melissa Gilbert ... Dr. Kristine Lipton (as Melissa Gilbert-Brinkman)
Jack Scalia ... Dr. Eugene Kesselman
Pernell Roberts ... Dr. Martingale
Wendy Hughes ... Dr. Farrell
Gregory Sierra ... Hector Aliosa
Gale Mayron Gale Mayron ... Melody
Marc Lawrence ... Ben Beloit
Wendy J. Cooke ... Robby Elias (as Wendy Cooke)
Michael Boatman ... Arnold
Hari Rhodes ... Harry
Carol Ann Susi ... Berlinetti
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Virginia Capers ... Mrs. Mantley
Larry Cedar ... Roger Ebersole
Don Alan Croll Don Alan Croll ... Rabbi
David L. Crowley ... Dr. Marjorian (as David Crowley)
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Dr. Kristine Lipton finds that something strange is happening in the hospital she works for, when a friend is strangled by an elderly poor patient, who runs away but has an accident and dies. Kristine tries to find out more about this man, but only finds that all the personnel (including the Hospital's Director), are hiding something. Written by Michel Rudoy <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>

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There is a price for everlasting life. They'r about to make her pay...

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A donor See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Melissa Gilbert tries to be a detective in Donor.
7 June 2003 | by StanbabeSee all my reviews

In this forgettable murder mystery.Melissa Gilbert is a young intern at an inner city hospital.Where a cover up is taking place.Young to middle age men are being used as guenna pigs for an insane experiment.Where they are being turned into terminally ill senior citizens by two renegade doctors(One of them is played by vetrain character actor:Perinel Roberts)who are tampering with the lives of these unfortunate people.Their plans are being thwarted by Dr.Gilbert and by another intern(played by Jack Scailia).Who is really an undercover Drug enforcement agent.Who is assigned to try and check out a lead into a supposed drug peddling scam.But he stumbles onto Roberts mad experiments and he finds out that Dr.Gilbert is getting too close to the villians'plot and she is putting her life and his investigation into jeopardy.The plot is very bare and predictable.And most of the actors in this film do little more than complain about Ms.Gilbert's tampering with a situation that should be left alone.Yet..Ms.Gilbert's performance is enjoyable and she keeps the story interesting.Even if we can guess how it will turn out.


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