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Damaged Care (2002)

PG | | Drama | TV Movie 26 May 2002
Anesthesist Doug Peeno hopes to pay for the legal costs of preventing his son Bryan being left in his first wife's bad custody with he proceeds of his present wife Linda's new job. She's ... See full summary »

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Harry Winer

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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 hopes to pay for the legal costs of preventing his son Bryan being left in his first wife's bad custody with he proceeds of his present wife Linda'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. Bening 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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Rated PG for thematic elements and brief language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 May 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le prix de la santé See more »

Filming Locations:

Canada

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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definitely worth a watch
28 November 2004 | by naturalpatSee all my reviews

Very nice movie. runs for around 1 hour and 50 minutes. Laura Dern does an amazing job in portraying the character of Dr. Linda Peeno who plays a medical adviser for 2 HMOs. An HMO is a Health Maintenance Organization, somewhat similar to an insurance company. She plays the whistle-blower in the movie who exposes the corruption in the system people are unaware of. A very thought provoking movie which at moments leaves you shocked and at times frustrated with the existing medical system. The supporting cast is also very good (except for the person playing her husband's part) but Laura Dern steals the show. This movie falls in the Erin Brokovich category. It is one of the few movies which you MUST watch with your family.


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