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The Doctor (1991)

PG-13 | | Drama | 16 August 1991 (USA)
When a self-centered doctor is diagnosed with cancer, he becomes better able to get closer to his patients and understand a life outside his career.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dr. Jack MacKee
... Anne MacKee
... June Ellis
... Dr. Murray Kaplan
... Dr. Eli Blumfield
... Nicky MacKee
... Dr. Leslie Abbott
... Dr. Al Cade
... Ralph
William Marquez ... Mr. Maris
... Alan
Nicole Orth-Pallavicini ... Sarah
... Jay-Jay
... Roger
... Michael
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Storyline

Jack McKee is a doctor with it all: he's successful, he's rich, extremely self centred and he has no problems.... until he is diagnosed with throat cancer. Now that he has seen medicine, hospitals, and doctors from a patient's perspective, he realises that there is more to being a doctor than surgery and prescriptions, and more to life than serving only his own needs. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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He was a doctor who thought he knew it all... until he became a patient. See more »

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Le docteur  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$165,392, 28 July 1991, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$38,120,905
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Co-stars Christine Lahti, Mandy Patinkin, and Adam Arkin all played doctors on Chicago Hope (1994). See more »

Goofs

In a scene supposedly set on the roof of a San Francisco office building, between William Hurt and Elizabeth Perkins, well=known Los Angeles high-rises can be seen in the background. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Eli Blumfield: I've always wanted to slit your throat, and now I get a chance to.
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Connections

Referenced in Ken Adam: Designing Bond (2000) See more »

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Written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin
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Wonderful exploration of empathy

A truly solid cast delivers a moving drama filled with humor and emotion. This could be the single best exploration of the theme of "empathy" ever filmed.

This film should be required viewing for any training or development on health care, communication, leadership, and service. Watch this the same week you watch "Patch Adams" and you'll be a better person emotionally for it.


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