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Damaged Care (2002)

PG | | Drama | TV Movie 26 May 2002
The story of Dr. Linda Peeno (Laura Dern), a woman pushed to the edge, risking her career and family to punish the ruthless companies who valued profit over human life.

Director:

Harry Winer

Writer:

Ilene Chaiken
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Laura Dern ... Linda Peeno
James Le Gros ... Doug Peeno (as James LeGros)
Regina King ... Cheryl Griffith
Suki Kaiser ... Dawn Dubose
David Lewis ... Dr. Avery Principle
Jewel Staite ... Bryanna (15-20 years)
Michelle Clunie ... Gemma Coombs
David Parker David Parker ... Ted Leopold
William B. Davis ... Dr. Sam Verbush
Robert Wisden ... Andrew McCullough
Adam Arkin ... Paul Sheinberg
Michael St. John Smith ... Craig J. Trigoboff
Larry Musser ... Glenn J. Waldman
Connor Widdows ... Bryan Peeno
Jessica Lucas ... Tasha Peeno
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Storyline

Anesthesist Doug Peeno (James De Gros) hopes to pay for the legal costs of preventing his son Bryan (Connor Widdows) being left in his first wife's bad custody with he proceeds of his present wife Linda's (Laura Dern's) new job. She's the first graduate in her family and eagerly accepted a posting as medical officer in a coldly-greedy medical insurance company. Being confronted with the medically unacceptable consequences of technically denied treatments, she rebels and finds even payments she approved were often withheld anyway. Written by KGF Vissers

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements and brief language | See all certifications »

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Refreshingly Candid
5 July 2004 | by Gina999See all my reviews

Damaged Care is an excellent, must see movie which centers around the state of ethics in medical care and what happens when corporations get involved in medical decision making and make the bottom line take precedence over sound medical care. It delivers it's message both intelligently and poignantly, and without any over-dramatization; showing the dilemmas faced by the doctors, as well as, the plight of their patients. The script, acting, and direction were all realistic and superbly done. Laura Dern's performance as Dr. Linda Peeno is totally engrossing and believable. You'll stay riveted to the screen. Go see this movie, but be forewarned: even though most people are aware from the media or their own experience of what's going on today, watching this movie may make you become motivated enough to go out and help change things, if even in some small, personal way.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 May 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le prix de la sant√© See more »

Filming Locations:

Canada

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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