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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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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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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 this film was released on VHS in late 1991, two previews that preceded the start of the movie were for Danny DeVito's film Other People's Money (1991) and for Christina Applegate's film Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead (1991). Michael J. Fox co-starred with both DeVito and Applegate in Tim Burton's science fiction comedy Mars Attacks! (1996). See more »

Goofs

When Doc is outside the cabin, a hood is seen on the back of his brown coat. When he gets inside to meet the welcoming committee, the hood is no longer visible. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Aurelius Hogue: [while being examined] Check Hollywood for knives. I don't want him operating in case I sneeze or something.
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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 »

Connections

Featured in Hollywood vs. Religion (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

The One and Only
Written by Nik Kershaw (as Nick Kershaw)
Performed by Chesney Hawkes
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records Ltd.
(heard during opening credits)
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A simple down-to-earth feel-good movie
24 January 2003 | by johnrp-1See all my reviews

No surprises. No twisted plots. No complex love triangles. This movie is pure and simple entertainment. Okay, it's hokey and it's trite, and the acting at times is marginally acceptable. But it goes with the terrain, for this is America, this is life, this is real people.

It's a nice movie. See it. Don't expect much, but do expect to enjoy it.


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