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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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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 ... Ben Stone
Julie Warner ... Lou
Barnard Hughes ... Dr. Hogue
Woody Harrelson ... Hank
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 the 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 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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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 August 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Doktor 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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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

When Ben (Michael J. Fox) meets Hank (Woody Harrelson) in the café, Hank asks Ben about getting life insurance "Or are you too chicken?" A reference to Michael J. Fox's character in the Back to the Future trilogy not being able to back down when asked if he was "chicken". See more »

Goofs

Ben hands Lou a small bouquet of pink flowers, which she informs him are protected because they are the state flower. South Carolina's state flower is actually Carolina jessamine, which is a flowering vine and it's yellow. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Benjamin Stone: Are you allergic to penicillin?
Simon Tidwell, First Patient: Don't know.You'd have to ask doc Hogue.
Dr. Benjamin Stone: I doubt doc Hogue knows it's even been discovered.
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Featured in 1992 MTV Movie Awards (1992) See more »

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Written by Daniel Decatur Emmett
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The little movie that could.
1 March 1999 | by Doctor_BombaySee 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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