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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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He's a big city plastic surgeon... in a small town that doesn't take plastic. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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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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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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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

Near the beginning of the film, when Ben goes outside his cabin toward the lake, there is nothing visible on the path as he sits down. After Lou emerges topless from the lake, and has her exchange with Ben, she then reaches down to pick up a robe to cover herself. The robe would have been clearly evident to Ben as he approached the lake, but there was nothing in the prior shot of the path. See more »

Quotes

Judge Evans: [furious] You can't reimburse me for a fence i built myself!
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Alternate Versions

For its original UK cinema release, one use of 'fuck' was removed in order for the film to receive a 12 rating. All video releases are uncut, upgraded to a 15 at first and lowered to a 12 in 2006. See more »

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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Bad Teacher/Cars 2 (2011) See more »

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Polegnala e Todora
Written by Philip Koutev
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User Reviews

All the Good Things Michael J. Fox Represents.
14 August 2002 | by tfrizzellSee all my reviews

Entertaining little film that has Michael J. Fox on his way to Hollywood to take a job as a plastic surgeon. However, a freak accident causes his car to be wrecked in a small country town that he just cannot seem to get out of. Naturally his very expensive car needs special parts that are not available. Thus the townspeople try to get Fox to stay as the community doctor to take the place of the elderly acid-mouthed Barnard Hughes. While in town Fox locks horns with Woody Harrelson, becomes friends with the priceless Bridget Fonda (who has her eyes on Fox) and falls in love with ambulance driver Julie Warner. George Hamilton is also a real scene-stealer as the all-world plastic surgeon that Fox should be working with. A really good over-achiever that represents all the things that make Fox a likeable screen presence. Far from excellent, but a charming little production nonetheless. 3.5 out of 5 stars.


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