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Article 99 (1992)

R | | Drama, Comedy | 13 March 1992 (USA)
A group of doctors in a veteran's hospital must contend with their hopeless situation: too many patients and not enough beds. The main cause of their problems is bureaucratic ... See full summary »


Howard Deutch


Ron Cutler




Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Liotta ... Dr. Richard Sturgess
Kiefer Sutherland ... Dr. Peter Morgan
Forest Whitaker ... Dr. Sid Handleman
Lea Thompson ... Dr. Robin Van Dorn
John C. McGinley ... Dr. Rudy Bobrick
John Mahoney ... Dr. Henry Dreyfoos
Keith David ... Luther Jerome
Kathy Baker ... Dr. Diana Walton
Eli Wallach ... Sam Abrams
Noble Willingham ... Inspector General
Julie Bovasso ... Amelia Sturdeyvant
Troy Evans ... Pat Travis
Lynne Thigpen ... Nurse White
Jeffrey Tambor ... Dr. Leo Krutz
Leo Burmester ... Shooter Polaski


A group of doctors in a veteran's hospital must contend with their hopeless situation: too many patients and not enough beds. The main cause of their problems is bureaucratic belt-tightening by the hospital administrators. The doctors are determined to give the best service they can, even if that means defying the orders of management and performing unauthorized operations. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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When your hospital is a war zone, you have to fight to save lives. See more »


Drama | Comedy

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


In one scene, Kiefer Sutherland wears a OD green "boonie" hat pulled over his eyes. This is a tribute to his father, Donald Sutherland , who sported this look in the film MASH (1970) See more »


Dr. Peter Morgan: Jesus Christ, Peter. You almost killed someone. Get your shit together.
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References The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) See more »

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Enjoyable medical drama/comedy in the tradition of M*A*S*H
9 February 2000 | by MissMiaSee all my reviews

Set in a VA hospital, this movie illustrates what happens when "red tape" gets in the way of helping people. An enjoyable mixture of comedy and drama, it is reminiscent of the Altman classic M*A*S*H, staring Sutherland's father Donald. In fact, there's a nice salute to the elder Sutherland, during a scene between Keifer and an older hospital patient.

Those who didn't "get" this movie were perhaps looking for the wrong things. I won't say this movie was meant to inform, though perhaps it was. But it definitely makes you think. Is a medical system where doctors have to steal supplies and schedule proxy operations really what our country's heroes deserve? Moving and entertaining, I would definitely recommend this movie.

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Release Date:

13 March 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Kansas City, Missouri, USA


Box Office


$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,461,469, 15 March 1992

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Orion Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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