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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This movie is based on the real life story of Ed Rosenbaum, M.D. Dr. Rosenbaum wrote an autobiography entitled "A Taste of My Own Medicine: When the Doctor Becomes the Patient". This book formed the basis for the movie and is presently out-of-print. See more »
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 »
[suffering from an inoperable brain tumor]
My tumor, I see it giving me certain freedoms I never allowed myself.
Dr. Jack MacKee:
Yeah, like being incredibly hostile?
Like being honest and expecting people around me to do the same.
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I was impressed and touched by the movie's theme. I've recommended the movie to friends and acquaintances and those that watch it are also moved.
When my wife was hospitalized for leukemia there was an intern who became impatient with my questions and concern. I couldn't help but think that "hey, someday you'll become a patient too. Let's see how you'll handle it."
They should have medical students watch this movie. We can become callous at times, that we forget to put ourselves in the shoes of the other person.
The movie shows that there are people that stay in our lives so briefly but leave warm and good impressions that last a lifetime.
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