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Article 99 (1992)

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 »

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Howard Deutch

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Ron Cutler
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Cast

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 Jermoe
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
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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 the heroes are forgotten. When the stakes are life and death. There's one stand you've got to take. There's one rule you've got to break. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

99-es paragrafus See more »

Filming Locations:

Kansas City, Missouri, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$6,375,979
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Orion Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Keith David, Forest Whitaker, and John C. McGinley previously worked together in Platoon (1986). See more »

Quotes

Dr. Peter Morgan: Looks like you finally made it to Washington, sir. Congratulations.
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Connections

Referenced in Clerks (1994) See more »

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Gritty Hospital Drama Takes on Bureaucratic Red Tape.
10 October 2000 | by ophelia_1969See all my reviews

Article 99 displays a side of the medical profession seldom seen by society. The humor and over the top antics of the doctors, although extremely over done, are only the surface. Ray Liota's performance as the struggling ring leader of a rag tag group of vigilante doctors was not only strong, but honest. His ability to stay in character the entire time was a difficult feat, but he pulls it off sincerely. Kiefer Sutherland's performance was as equally well portrayed as Liota's, even though Sutherland's character is the polar opposite of Liota's. His portrayal of an upper class, arrogant, young intern was right on the money. However, it is not just their great performances, but the supporting cast is equally as fantastic. The dialogue is full of well written and delivered witty banter and the cast seem to play off each other well, but there is a serious under tone to the humor. The VA hospital in which all these caring individuals work is suffering badly from governmental cutbacks, a crooked administration and red tape as far as the eye can see. For those who are able to understand or "get this" film, it is a funny, poignant yet honest look at a different side of the medical field. In other words, this ain't ER or Chicago Hope, it's a whole new ball game.


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