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Extreme Measures (1996)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dr. Guy Luthan
... Dr. Lawrence Myrick
... Jodie Trammel
... FBI Agent Frank Hare
... Det. Bob Burke
... Bobby
... Dr. Jeffrey Manko
... Dr. Judith Gruszynski
Shaun Austin-Olsen ... Claude Minkins
... Teddy Dolson
... Dr. Mingus
... Det. Stone
Diana Zimmer ... Helen
Nancy Beatty ... Ruth Myrick
... 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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Rated R for violence, language, some nudity and graphic ER activity | See all certifications »

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27 September 1996 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,906,546, 29 September 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$17,305,211, 15 November 1996
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2.35 : 1
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The Squeeze (1977) was the first ever cinema thriller movie directed by British director Michael Apted. Apted would later go on to direct several other thrillers such as Enigma (2001), Enough (2002), Blink (1993), Thunderheart (1992), Gorky Park (1983), Class Action (1991), Extreme Measures (1996) and The World Is Not Enough (1999). See more »

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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 »

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Jodie Trammel: You made a moral choice and not a medical one. I guess I'm kind of surprised, that's all.
Dr. Guy Luthan: On my right I see a cop with pictures of his kids in his wallet, and on my left some guy who's taken out a gun on a city bus! I had ten seconds to make a choice. I hope I made the right one.
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Reminded me of a Robin Cook novel
18 January 2000 | by See all my reviews

Very exciting film with lots of surprises. Not really all that original, I have run across the story of the mad doctor wanting to play God before. Still it was well done, and the ending left me wondering..... Hugh Grant and Gene Hackman were, as usual, flawless in their performances, as was the entire cast.


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