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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.

Director:

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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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Two young doctors with a dream of making it big... Really big! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Home Box Office (HBO) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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

Dr. Larson's tuxedo jacket goes from unbuttoned to buttoned to unbuttoned again during his argument with Dr. Saunders (and then he buttons his jacket as they conclude their discussion). See more »

Quotes

Male Interviewer: Lisanne - 32A, Magazine Editor.
[claps board]
Lisanne: You want the bra off too?
Male Interviewer: Yeah.
Lisanne: Now, you're not showing my face, are you?
Female Interviewer: No.
Lisanne: Okay. Because I would die if anyone knew I was doing this. Hold on.
[With her face out of our view, Lisanne reaches behind her back, unhooks her bra, and takes it off revealing her fist-sized breasts]
Lisanne: There. There you have it. What do you want me to say?
Female Interviewer: How do you feel about your breasts?
[...]
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Spoofs Larry King Live (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Twist-O-Rama
Written by Pete Snell
Performed by Pete Snell
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Breast Men Act Like Catty Women
27 February 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

This is mainly a titillation movie for guys who can't get enough ogling of women's breasts. If anyone tells you anything else, they aren't telling you truth. The title, and what's on the video box, drove a lot of men to rent or buy this VHS tape when it came out.,,,not because they were interest in medical procedures!

I say "mainly" because there actually is a story to this, but it winds up being more of a soap opera with two men feuding - more like cat-fighting, than anything else. The first half hour, before all the fighting and feuding, was interesting but that's about it. So many women have had successful breast implants that emotional warnings of the dire results of such surgery - which is seen here - seem pretty outdated by now.

However, vanity, greed and everything else that goes along with some of these surgeries - the patients and the doctors - are not exaggerated, and some of the stories are pretty sad where so many people (as shown here) have such a poor self-image or motivated for the wrong reasons.


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