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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 »


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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

Director Tony Krantz said that the script was inspired by the Terri Schiavo case. See more »

Goofs

At the end when George breaks the window with the IV drip stand he throws it out of the window and you can see it bounce. He is supposed to be on the seventh floor. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Sharazi: [about to give a patient a colonoscopy] Welcome to the Outback Snakehouse.
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Connections

References Jacob's Ladder (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Go With It
Written and Performed by Kathleen York (as Bird York)
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Why all the bad reviews???!!!
15 April 2007 | by notsobob2006See all my reviews

Maybe the people giving bad reviews didn't watch the film all the way through. Its true the acting/script seems a little strange in parts, but otherwise this film is seriously intense. The ending had me hanging on the edge of my seat, and there are twists that come completely unexpectedly. Will he live or will he die? The answer is definitely worth the build-up.

Its true its fairly slow moving to start with but the whole way through it begs for a conclusion which makes it all the more rewarding when one finally comes.

If you're interested in human psychology, you will like this film.


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