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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.

Director:

Steven Soderbergh

Writers:

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

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Cast

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

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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Trivia

This film is part of the Criterion Collection, spine #618. See more »

Quotes

Spalding Gray: A Philippine Psychic Surgeon! Now why didn't I think of that?
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits there's a brief additional scene featuring an ophthalmologist. See more »

Connections

Follows Swimming to Cambodia (1987) See more »

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A fascinating, hilarious and insightful little film
3 October 2001 | by craigjclarkSee all my reviews

Made during the time when Steven Soderbergh was in the process of reinventing himself (see also "Schizopolis," made the same year), this is a wonderfully inventive film with a kinetic visual style to match Spalding Gray's verbal gymnastics. This is the kind of film that stays with you long after you've finished watching it, thanks to Gray's performance -- he is a terrific storyteller -- and Soderbergh's imaginative staging.

Caveat: If you're at all squeamish when it comes to graphic descriptions of eye injuries, this film may not be your cup of tea.


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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 March 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gray's Anatomy See more »

Filming Locations:

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$350,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,690, 23 March 1997

Gross USA:

$29,090

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,090
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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