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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


Box Office


$70,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The metal band "Surgikill", whose lyrics often revolve around sleazy horror movies, took their name from this movie. See more »


Nurse Ratchitt: All orderlies to the front desk, stat!
Orderly Stubby: Damn! We never have any fun around here!
Orderly Arnold: Come on, Stubby! Let's go. I'll bet it's that pizza we ordered!
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SURGIKILL should have been better. Andy Milligan does not deserve all the blame
31 August 2004 | by sbhirsh0-1See all my reviews

ANDY MILLIGAN was the wrong director for SURGIKILL. He didn't understand comedy as being anything other than people falling all over each other. The amateurish quality of the overall production was the fault of certain behind the scenes persons who butted in when they weren't needed. Andy was weakened by his disease, but hardly in the "FINAL THROES OF AIDS". I understand that his overall approach to SURGIKILL as farce was due to his sickness and the desire to do something non-horror. He lived 2 years after SURGIKILL and continued to produce plays at his own theatre until he was too sick to continue. The project had great potential, but too many people seemed to give up on it, and just slough off their work. The pervasive stupidity of the final release has no counterpart in the original script. I know, because I wrote SURGIKILL. It was not an original Andy Milligan project. He was hired to direct it. That was the first mistake. Anyone who is interested in Andy's career should consult the series on his life and work as published in Video Watchdog. The book published on Andy, THE GHASTLY ONE, is, to put it most kindly, defective.

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