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On the day after his fortieth birthday, the family man and computer analyst George Grieves goes to the Mt. Abaddon Hospital for a routine procedure of colonoscopy with Dr. Sharazi. Along ... See full summary »

Director:

Tony Krantz

Writer:

Erik Jendresen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Cavanagh ... George
Kathleen York ... Jenny
Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs ... Mandingo
Kat Coiro ... Zoe (as Katherine Cunningham-Eves)
David Clayton Rogers ... Billy
Cas Anvar ... Dr. Sharazi
Shanna Collins ... Chloe
Kyle Gallner ... Ned
Bruce Nozick ... Ira
Dan Gerrity Dan Gerrity ... Bald Man
John Rubinstein ... Dr. Lichterhand
Paget Brewster ... Andrea / PVS Host
Jeffrey Anderson-Gunter Jeffrey Anderson-Gunter ... PJ
George Newbern ... Frank / PVS Host
Jordi Caballero ... Friar Mate
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On the day after his fortieth birthday, the family man and computer analyst George Grieves goes to the Mt. Abaddon Hospital for a routine procedure of colonoscopy with Dr. Sharazi. Along his birthday party, his friends and family tell many cases of medical errors, and George is worried about. After the surgery, George finds that his surgery had complications because of a homonymous patient, and he had received a thoracoscopic sympathectomy instead. While interned, George discloses bizarre and dark secrets about the East Wing of the hospital while his wife and family have to take a decision about his fate. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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When what you fear becomes real See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing violent content, language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ei paluuta See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,800,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

"Iatrogenic illness" is a real term and it does happen, though the statistics quoted in the film and therefore the conclusions drawn from those numbers are questionable. See more »

Goofs

Near the beginning when George talks to himself in the mirror, the glass of liquid he is about to drink changes levels every time the camera angle changes. See more »

Quotes

Mandingo: You ready for a little lesson? To be set free? For a dose of reality? First: the lesson. Do you know who I am? I told you my name, bitch. You forget that? I know you ain't forget that! Come on, you caucasian motherfucker! Say it while you still got a pair.
George Grieves: [through his breathing tube] Mandingo.
Mandingo: That's right. That's my name. But do you know who I am?
George Grieves: [stammers unintelligibly attempting to reply]
Mandingo: No, I mean in the metaphorical sense, motherfucker. DO YOU KNOW WHAT I AM?
[leaps onto George's chest]
Mandingo: I...
[...]
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Connections

Referenced in Otis (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Have No Fear
Written and Performed by Kathleen York (as Bird York)
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Don't Be Fooled By The Cover
2 December 2007 | by hungryhippo1970See all my reviews

It definitely kept my attention throughout. However, I was inspired to write this comment because of the cover art as opposed to the movie itself. Had I based my seeing the movie strictly off of the DVD artwork, I would've never watched it. Hell, I wouldn't have even picked it up to read the back of the box. (My initial reaction was that it was another in the "torture porn" realm.) The imagery is extremely misleading. It's nothing of the sort.

My advice is to watch the trailer to get a better idea of the feel for this film. It's much more a slowly-paced reality-turned-on-its-ear type of film, if there is such a genre.

Did I like it? Yep.


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