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Doc Hollywood (1991)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 2 August 1991 (USA)
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A young doctor causes a traffic accident in a small town and is sentenced to work for some days at the town hospital.

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Benjamin Stone is a young doctor driving to L.A where he was offered a new job as a plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills. He gets off the highway to avoid a traffic jam, but gets lost and ends up crashing into a fence in the small town of Grady. He is sentenced to 32 hrs of community service at the local hospital. All he wants is to serve the sentence and get moving, but gradually the locals become attached to the new doctor, and he falls for the pretty ambulance driver, Lou. Will he leave? Written by Sami Al-Taher <staher2000@yahoo.com>

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He was headed for Beverly Hills to be a plastic surgeon... But he took an exit to a town that didn't take plastic. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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2 August 1991 (USA)  »

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Daktaras Holivudas  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$7,251,854, 4 August 1991, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$54,830,779
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You never hear Melvin's assistant, Lane, speak in his normal voice except while looking at the car after running over the fence. See more »

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Unless he mistook Hollywood, Florida, for Hollywood, California, anyone traveling from D.C. to L.A. wouldn't come within 500 miles of South Carolina. See more »

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Hank Gordon: I hate a tight hat!
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The little movie that could.
1 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

The title immediately put me off. The star, Michael J Fox immediately put me off. But once I got past those 2 major obstacles and settled in, I found a little gem of a movie.

Fox's young doctor, all full of spit and vinegar, sets off across country to medical nirvana: a highly sought position in a prestigious Beverly Hills plastic surgery practice. On the way, Doc Hollywood is waylaid in definitive small town USA, Grady Ga. on the cusp of the annual squash festival.

Am I boring you? Likely, but this film is never boring, a character driven comedy with superlative performances in each and every nook and cranny-particularly David Ogden Stiers (no Maj Winchester here) and Barnard Hughes. Woody Harrelson and Bridget Fonda have smallish parts. Even George Hamilton is bearable in a cameo.

Liked it so much, I headed out to find director Michael Caton-Jones previous effort, Memphis Belle.


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