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Surgikill (1989)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror | July 1989 (USA)
A masked killer is killing off doctors, nurses, and patients at a poorly run Los Angeles hospital.


Andy Milligan


Sherman Hirsh (story), Andy Milligan (screenplay)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bouvier ... Dr. Grace Goode
Dan Foster-Jones Dan Foster-Jones ... Nurse Ratchitt
Michael Lunsford Michael Lunsford ... Dr. Harvey Harvey
Douglas M. Eames ... Dr. Albert Schweitzer (as Doug Eames)
Alvin Silver Alvin Silver ... Dr. Howard Fine (as Al Silver)
Richard Bolik Richard Bolik ... Dr. Payne
Shari London Shari London ... Nurse Charity Muffit
Linda Collins Linda Collins ... Nurse Bernice Boobs
Lynne Angus Lynne Angus ... Nurse Wanda Tryitt
Patrick Thomas ... Orderly Arnold
Jeremy Logan Jeremy Logan ... Orderly Norman
Kip Reynolds ... Orderly Stubby
Rahn Sargeant Rahn Sargeant ... Orderly Slim
Peter Linari Peter Linari ... Mr. Gross
Carroll Oden Carroll Oden ... Lou Pohl


At Goode Community Hospital, Dr. Grace Goode tries to keep her bumbling and incompetent staff at the low-income hospital in line during a hectic day of typical rounds and influx of patients arriving for treatment. Things get more complicated when a killer, disguised as a doctor with a face mask and scrubs, begins killing both staff and patients in a series of horrific and hilarious ways. It's up to Dr. Goode to learn the killer's identity while trying to keep her hospital from being shut down for good. Written by Larry B.

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Comedy | Horror


Not Rated

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Release Date:

July 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Screwball Hospital Central See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA


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$70,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Andy Milligan's last film. See more »


Dr. Grace Goode: Is there some small way I can help you?
Mr. Gross: I don't talk to secretaries. I want to talk to the guy that runs this place.
Dr. Grace Goode: I'm Grace Goode, MD, SST, DDS, RSVP, director of operations.
Mr. Gross: A woman? I should have known!
Nurse Ratchitt: Watch it, buster!
Mr. Gross: Look, Doc. I've been waiting here all day. The little woman, my wife, was supposed to have her gallbladder operation already and nothing's been done. So, how about it?
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What a shame
23 March 2009 | by Drive-In-FreakSee all my reviews

It's blatantly obvious Andy Milligan is not to blame for this awful flick. He was used as a (believe it or not) promotional tool. His name appears no less than eight times on the VHS box. There's even an unflattering picture of him on it's spine.

None of the usual Milligan trademarks are to be found here at all..none of his usual themes or caricatures. He was a hired hand working with someone else's (Sid Caplan and Sherman Hirsh) awful screenplay. It's almost like the writers where looking for someone to blame even after trying to cash in on his name....read the review titled "SURGIKILL should have been better. Andy Milligan does not deserve all the blame" written by someone who claims to be Sherman Hirsh. I have no reason to doubt he is who he claims to be, after all who would fake it?

While it's true that Milligan may not have been the best director, or technically savvy filmmaker, this film goes far beyond that. You just can't make chicken soup out of..well..you know the rest. Even Steven Spielberg couldn't have helped the almost painfully bad script and screenplay.

The worst part of it all is that this was the last film to have Andy Milligan's name attached to it..even if it's not really his film. Admittedly it would be hard to tarnish his image (after all he had to work with the limitations of extremely low budgets..often under $10,000..during his entire career), but this film managed to do just that. I think he deserved to go out on a much higher note than this. It's a shame really.

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