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

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Horror | Thriller

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

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Country:

USA | UK | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 1995 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Surgeon See more »

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Budget:

CAD 10,000,000 (estimated)
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DTS-Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Actually filmed inside a Vancouver mental hospital. See more »

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Dr. Matar says the AMA took away his medical license but that action can only be taken by the state that issued it. See more »

Connections

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

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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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Not at all exquisite
28 January 2008 | by johnny-08See all my reviews

Schenkel's "Exquisite Tenderness" is not exquisite at all. As a movie it does not present anything new because it tries very hard to be a good hospital mystery and it fails in that. It's sadly ruined by big plot holes and lack of true idea that would be a guidance for the whole movie. From beginning to end I cannot extract anything. Actors are mild, direction is so usual that it hurts and the story that is meant to be scary, is not that at all. Instead we've got Dr. Julian Matar who is very boring character and even after 20 bullets in his body he's not dead. Because Schenkel needed ending. Ending is such a cliché, with that old message that evil never dies. Sad movie for Remar, Boyle and McDowell and really no reason for you to watch it.


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