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Doc Hollywood (1991)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 2 August 1991 (USA)
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A young doctor on his way across the country to a job interview crashes his car in a small town and is sentenced to work for several days at the town hospital.

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Neil B. Shulman (book) (as Neil B. Shulman M.D.), Laurian Leggett (adaptation) | 3 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael J. Fox ... Dr. Ben Stone
Julie Warner ... Lou
Barnard Hughes ... Dr. Aurelius Edsel Hogue
Woody Harrelson ... Hank Gordon
David Ogden Stiers ... Mayor Nick Nicholson
Frances Sternhagen ... Lillian - Welcoming Committee
George Hamilton ... Doctor Halberstrom
Bridget Fonda ... Nancy Lee Nicholson
Mel Winkler Mel Winkler ... Melvin - Mechanic
Helen Martin ... Maddie - Welcoming Committee
Roberts Blossom ... Judge Evans
Tom Lacy Tom Lacy ... Deputy Cotton
Macon McCalman ... Aubrey Draper
Raye Birk ... Simon Tidwell - First Patient
Eyde Byrde Eyde Byrde ... Nurse Packer
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Storyline

Benjamin Stone is a young doctor driving to L.A., where he is interviewing for a high-paying 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 hours of community service at the local hospital. All he wants is to serve the sentence, get his car fixed 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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This summer's prescription for comedy. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 August 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Doc Hollywood See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$54,830,779
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Michael J. Fox and Woody Harrelson appeared on Spin City (1996). See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Hogue is having his heart attack and Dr. Stone uses the defibrillator paddles on him, he tells Nurse Packard to set the machine to "400 Watts." Defibrillation magnitude is measured in joules and/or watt-seconds. While older defibrillators could deliver a maximum of 400 joules the model defibrillator shown in the film (a Physio-Control LifePak 5) could only deliver a maximum of 360 joules. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Benjamin Stone: What are you talking about?
Mayor Nick Nicholson: Timing. Same thing with women. And with southern women, well, they require a substantial commitment. You might have to stay here six months, I don't know, maybe more.
Dr. Benjamin Stone: Are you a betting man, Nick?
Mayor Nick Nicholson: Well, I have been known on occasion.
Mayor Nick Nicholson: It'll take me about a week.
Mayor Nick Nicholson: Wait a minute, you mean... Vialula in the center pocket?
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Alternate Versions

For its reruns on the Nine Network in Australia, four scenes have been edited: -The line "I'm so fucked" was removed, and so was all following dialogue in the court scene. -In the dream scene, they cut a silhouette of Julie Warner nude, where one nipple was visible. -They cut most shots of Julie Warner nude after emerging from the lake, to remove the sight of her bare breasts. -They cut the line "Now I'm sending him to Athens General. You're his regular fucking doctor, you get your fat ass out of bed, get down there and go with him." Presumably this is because it is usually shown as an afternoon movie and such a scene is not appropriate for this time of day. A detailed comparison of the uncut version and the edited version can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m020R8pdis See more »

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References Star Search (1983) See more »

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The Millwood Stomp
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A great little movie.
23 November 2007 | by ajdbatfanSee all my reviews

my trepidation upon watching this wasn't Michael J Fox. I've long thought that the knocking he takes is nothing to do with him being a poor actor. Far form it, he's a great actor. The bad mouthing is because of his success. It becomes 'trendy' to put a successful actor down.

Any trepidation I had was purely down to the fact that it was described as a rom-com. And it isn't. Not really. It's only a rom-com in the way that Groundhog Day is a rom-com. It has a magic that lifts it far above labelling it as a rom-com.

Fabulous little movie that deserves a space on anybody's DVD shelf.


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