A young doctor confronts a famous colleague when he learns about the true methods of his work.

Director:

Michael Apted

Writers:

Michael Palmer (book), Tony Gilroy (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Grant ... Dr. Guy Luthan
Gene Hackman ... Dr. Lawrence Myrick
Sarah Jessica Parker ... Jodie Trammel
David Morse ... FBI Agent Frank Hare
Bill Nunn ... Det. Bob Burke
John Toles-Bey ... Bobby
Paul Guilfoyle ... Dr. Jeffrey Manko
Debra Monk ... Dr. Judith Gruszynski
Shaun Austin-Olsen Shaun Austin-Olsen ... Claude Minkins
André De Shields ... Teddy Dolson
J.K. Simmons ... Dr. Mingus
Peter Appel ... Det. Stone
Diana Zimmer Diana Zimmer ... Helen
Nancy Beatty Nancy Beatty ... Ruth Myrick
Gerry Becker ... Dr. Gene Spitelli
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Storyline

Thriller about Guy Luthan (Hugh Grant), a British doctor working at a hospital in New York who starts making unwanted enquiries when the body of a man who died in his emergency room disappears. The trail leads Luthan to the door of the eminent surgeon Dr. Lawrence Myrick (Gene Hackman), but Luthan soon finds himself in danger from people who want the hospital's secret to remain undiscovered. Written by Jonathan Broxton <j.w.broxton@sheffield.ac.uk>

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Not all surgery is intended to cure. Don't move a muscle.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language, some nudity and graphic ER activity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Alec Baldwin was considered for the role of Dr. Guy Luthan. See more »

Goofs

When Detective Burke is about to be hit by the train while caught between tracks in the tunnel, you can see that the train is not a real train, as you can see lights in the background that would be blocked out by the height of the train. This shows that it is either a flat cart with headlights attached, or no more than someone walking down the tracks while holding a light rig to make it appear that a train is bearing down on him. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Guy Luthan: Something strange has happened to one of my patients...
Dr. Jeffrey Manko: [not paying any attention] Now why won't this new system accept my security code?
Dr. Guy Luthan: Okay, listen...
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ON MY MIND
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standard entertainment
20 September 1998 | by HHSee all my reviews

Entertaining, but a lot like "coma" with Michael Douglas. Nothing really original in the movie, apart from the fact that the main person doesn't happen to get into a relationship during the movie and all that sort of sideline nonesense. Funny to see Hugh Grant just cannot help playing an insecure character even if he is playing someone who succeeds in at a very difficult task by being very determined. Moral issues, goodies & baddies with a little nuance, violent climax, happy end.


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Extreme Measures See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,906,546, 29 September 1996

Gross USA:

$17,380,126

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,380,126
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Dolby Digital | SDDS

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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