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Breast Men (1997)

A movie about two doctors who created breast implants as this follows them over the years. However, when success and money come their way, they separate and follow different paths.

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Lawrence O'Neil

Writer:

John Stockwell
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Schwimmer ... Dr. Kevin Saunders
Chris Cooper ... Dr. William Larson
Emily Procter ... Laura Pierson
Matt Frewer ... Gerald Krzemien
Terry O'Quinn ... Hersch Lawyer
Kathleen Wilhoite ... Timmi-Jean Lindsey
John Stockwell ... Robert Renaud
Lisa Marie ... Vanessa
Louise Fletcher ... Mrs. Saunders
Michael Cavanaugh ... Harry
Michael Chieffo ... Dave
Patrick Cronin ... Committee Head (as Pat Cronin)
Amanda Foreman ... Lola
Lyle Lovett ... Research Scientist
Julie McCullough ... 1970's Head Receptionist
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A young plastic surgery intern gets tired of watching exciting developments in other fields (artificial hearts, etc). He finds a current, safe type of breast implants. All he has to do is convince his supervising surgeon this will work, and find a volunteer for the first patient. They gain immense financial success as cosmetic breast augmentation surgeries become accepted and frequented in American culture, but follow different paths. One becomes a narcissist interested in developing and implanting larger-sized implants popular with erotic dancers and female porn stars. The other continues to pursue a more serious, clinical approach for the everyday woman. Written by <rstory@revelstone.com>

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Never before has one invention given America such a lift. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for sexuality and nudity, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Breast Men See more »

Filming Locations:

Galveston, Texas, USA See more »

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Home Box Office (HBO) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Star Drug Store has been a Galveston, Texas fixture since 1917. Its exterior, with its distinctive ceramic Coca-Cola sign, is seen in several scenes, and Schwimmer's character uses a pay phone in the back of the soda fountain. It burned in 1998, shortly after the movie was released, and was closed for three years, before re-opening in 2001. See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Saunders watches himself on the news, his phrasing on the TV broadcast does not match how he said his lines during the taping we saw earlier. See more »

Quotes

[a board reads "Susan - 36A, Saleswoman". The board claps. With her face out of view, Susan takes her bra off as she starts talking to us]
Susan: I come from a stoic, calvinist background. You didn't complain, unless you had something drastically wrong with you like a broken leg or lung cancer. Well, I feel crippled. I can't go to the beach, I can't get clothes that fit, I can't find a man, Hell, I *look* like a man. Gloria Steinem doesn't think that breasts are important because she's already got 'em.
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Crazy Credits

The following is basically a true story, slightly augmented. See more »

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Spoofs Donahue (1967) See more »

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Let the Drums Go Boom
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Bizarre black comedy/drama
20 June 2001 | by thehumanduvetSee all my reviews

This is a truly odd film, with a style and tone quite unlike any other I've seen; while the first two thirds is darkly comic in a quite gentle, embarrassment-not-pain kind of way, the end descends into a very sombre, serious half hour before the final shocking moment. Presented as a life-story of some (presumably at least semi-fictitious) pioneers of silicon breast enlargement, along with snippets from some "documentary" (real or otherwise, it's not clear) featuring women discussing (and exposing) their breasts, it spans over several decades in a typical up-down-up trajectory. David Schwimmer, looking youthful and a little goofy, plays the lead, a young, ambitious, slightly breast-fixated (here's most of the comedy bits) doctor who comes up with an idea for a new form of breast enhancement. The idea is followed through initial scorn, industrial manipulation, to success and popularity before the hideous problems associated with inserting silicon into the body become clear. Many of the issues involved in the topic are addressed in some form or other, from those who need such surgery due to genuine breast problems down to the question of how far such enhancement can be justified ethically, balancing the desire of women to be perceived as "normal" and attractive against the creation of circus freaks with unnaturally large bosoms. The film does give a good, balanced insight into the subject matter, but the presentation is odd, the mood of the film strangely skewed; neither Schwimmer's lead nor his mentor present particularly likeable characters, the change of tone near the end leaves the viewer with the feeling of having watched a gritty drama rather than the comedy advertised, and the portrayal of women in the piece is far from empowering; those in the film itself are rarely more than caricatures, pairs of breasts to be reconstructed, while the "talking heads" featured in the documentary snippets are more "talking breasts", the lack of faces somehow dehumanising the interviewees and turning them into the freakshow some of them so want to escape (though some are clearly quite happy that their breasts are their defining characteristic). The filmmakers have made a lot of effort here, and it is perhaps a little unfortunate that the balance between humour and serious issue-probing is not well worked. A patchy, interesting but very strange movie which could have been a lot better, it is still worth a watch, but perhaps more as education than entertainment.


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