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The Surgeon (1995)

Exquisite Tenderness (original title)
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A small boy witnesses his brother being killed in surgery, grows up to become a monster with a scalpel.

Director:

Carl Schenkel

Writers:

Patrick Cirillo (screenplay), Bernard Sloane (based on a screenplay by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Isabel Glasser ... Dr. Theresa McCann
James Remar ... Dr. Benjamin Hendricks
Sean Haberle ... Dr. Julian Matar
Peter Boyle ... Lt. McEllwaine
Malcolm McDowell ... Dr. Stein
Charles Dance ... Dr. Ed Mittlesbay
Beverly Todd ... Nurse Burns
Charles Bailey-Gates Charles Bailey-Gates ... Sgt. Ross
Walter Olkewicz ... Dr. Meade
Mother Love ... Milly Putnam
Gregory West Gregory West ... Tommy Beaton
Juliette Jeffers ... Lisa Wilson
Nancy Banks Nancy Banks ... Loreen Ridgeway
Kim Robillard ... Dr. Eugene Kaiser
Teryl Rothery ... Officer Pierson
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Storyline

Dr. Julian Mater is suspended and gets his license revoked for performing experiments on dying patients in cellular regeneration. A couple of years later, he returns to the hospital that condemned his work to begin practicing his grizzly experiments once more. Written by Humberto Amador

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Taglines:

First Jason...Then Freddy...Finally, A Professional.

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Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and gore, and for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 1995 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

The Surgeon See more »

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Budget:

CAD 10,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS-Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In a interview to Radio Times dated February 1996, Malcolm McDowell stated that he was paid $100,000 for a week's work, but never saw the film. See more »

Goofs

Sgt. Ross is unconscious from being drugged. When Dr. Hendricks moves Sgt. Ross to the sink to awake him, his eyes open momentarily before the water is run to revive him. See more »

Connections

Featured in Svengoolie: The Surgeon (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Lollipop
Written by Beverly Ross and Julius Dixon (aka Julius Dixon)
Edward B. Marks Music Co. (BMI)
Performed by The Chordettes
Courtesy of Barnaby Records, Inc.
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Hospital horror...
28 November 2001 | by plaznihqyllnikaafSee all my reviews

Not the worst of it's kind. The performances are acceptable and the story is a kind of dumb, but... It's not so much of a horror movie, it's more like a thriller.

If you want real Doctor horror, I would recommend Dr. Giggles...


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