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Vital Signs (1990)

R | | Drama | 13 April 1990 (USA)
This movie follows the lives of medical students who are in their third year, which is the time that they have to decide what they intend to specialize in. At the center is Michael Chatham ... See full summary »

Director:

Marisa Silver

Writers:

Larry Ketron (story), Larry Ketron (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adrian Pasdar ... Michael Chatham
Diane Lane ... Gina Wyler
Jack Gwaltney ... Kenny Rose
Laura San Giacomo ... Lauren Rose
Jane Adams ... Suzanne Maloney
Tim Ransom ... Bobby Hayes
Bradley Whitford ... Dr. Donald Ballentine
Lisa Jane Persky ... Bobby
William Devane ... Dr. Chatham
Norma Aleandro ... Henrietta Walker
Jimmy Smits ... Dr. David Redding
Wallace Langham ... Gant
James Karen ... Dean of Students
Leigh C. Kim Leigh C. Kim ... Dr. Chen
Enid Kent Enid Kent ... Vivian
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Storyline

This movie follows the lives of medical students who are in their third year, which is the time that they have to decide what they intend to specialize in. At the center is Michael Chatham son of a respected surgeon, who's trying to be his own man. He has to deal with another third student, Kenny Rose who like Michael wants to be surgeon and the surgical internship at their school. Kenny is also having problems with his marriage because the long hours he puts in his studies. Michael is also butting heads with another doctor, Ballentine over personal and professional issues. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

During one incredible year, seven friends discover that love is alive and living in the 90's. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Los residentes See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$372,253, 15 April 1990

Gross USA:

$1,224,605

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,224,605
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Bradley Whitford and Jimmy Smits would later go on to star in The West Wing together. See more »

Quotes

Dr. David Redding: Third year is like being a rookie pitcher called on to pitch the seventh game of the World Series... blindfolded.
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Soundtracks

The Birds and the Bees
Written by Herb Newman
Performed by Jewel Akens
Courtesy of Dominion Entertainment Inc.
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Utterly predictable
19 September 2007 | by preppy-3See all my reviews

Completely ordinary and boring "drama" of a bunch of third year medical students.

This story is so by the numbers it's insulting. Every character has they own separate little drama and they're all tied up nice and fine by the end of the movie. Every single story line is predictable (as are the outcomes) so it gets incredibly boring just watching it. I also heard there were a lot of errors in terms of the medical dialogue...but I can't swear to that. They have a bunch of very talented actors who are just wasted. All of them struggle with their roles but they're given totally one dimensional characters to work with. No actor could make this work.

I give this a 2 only for the nude and real hot sex sequence between Adrian Pasdar (all pumped up) and Diane Lane (looking great). Still that's no real reason to watch this. Avoid.


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