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Gray's Anatomy (1996)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 19 March 1997 (USA)
After doctors inform him that an eye affliction will require risky surgery, monologist Spalding Gray recounts his various pursuits for alternative medicine to avoid the doctor's scalpel.

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Steven Soderbergh

Writers:

Spalding Gray (monologue), Renée Shafransky (monologue) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Spalding Gray ... Himself
Mike McLaughlin Mike McLaughlin ... Himself
Melissa Robertson Melissa Robertson ... Herself
Alvin Henry Alvin Henry ... Himself
Alyne Hargroder Alyne Hargroder ... Herself
Buddy Carr Buddy Carr ... Himself
Gerry Urso Gerry Urso ... Herself
Chris Simms Chris Simms ... Himself
Tommy Staub Tommy Staub ... Himself
Kirk A. Patrick Jr. Kirk A. Patrick Jr. ... Himself
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Storyline

Spalding Gray has an eye condition that can be surgically corrected. He decides to seek alternate treatment and embarks on a journey that will take him to Christian Science, Native American sweat lodges and psychic surgeons, among others. Written by Erik Gregersen <erik@astro.as.utexas.edu>

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Comedy | Drama

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 March 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Anatomia de Gray See more »

Filming Locations:

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

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Budget:

$350,000 (estimated)
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Broadway performance of "Gray's Anatomy" by Spalding Gray opened at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre on November 28, 1993, ran for 13 performances and closed on January 3, 1994. A repeat performance reopened at the Vivian Beaumont Theater on June 5, 1994, ran for 8 performances and closed on June 27, 1994. See more »

Quotes

Spalding Gray: A Philippine Psychic Surgeon! Now why didn't I think of that?
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Although inspired by actual events, the characters and events depicted in the monologue portion of this motion picture have been fictionalized. Any similarity to actual persons living or dead is purely coincidental. See more »

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Follows Spalding Gray: Terrors of Pleasure (1988) See more »

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Diary of a compulsive homeopathic ex-christian scientist.
16 March 2004 | by madhater_da_killaSee all my reviews

Possibly the most easily accesable of the Spalding Gray monologue-film library Gray's Anatomy chronicles Gray's retinal pucker problems. The interesting camera work and rather unique (in regards to the rest of the Gray Monologue Films) keeping a good feeling of progression. This progression can be found somewhat lacking by new-comers to the monologue scene, and thus this film solves a good deal of viewing problems in this simple aspect. The second aspect that makes this film highly accesible by new-comers in the stories told by the average Joe's. There are some good stories, some bad stories, and some disturbing stories; but none of the clips are allowed to stagnate by Soderburgh. This is probably the most powerful of the two aspects especially when teamed with the cuts from The Killing Fields give Gray's Anatomy a much more action oriented feeling than Monster in A Box or Spalding Gray Is Swimming To Cambodia. Gray's Anatomy is a good introduction to Spalding Gray but falls short of his earlier classics while remaining a film most definitely worthy of viewing. I would give it three and a half stars out of five where as Swimming and Monster I would give a four.


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