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Pathology (2008)

A group of medical students devise a deadly game: to see which one of them can commit the perfect murder.

Director:

Marc Schölermann

Writers:

Mark Neveldine (as Neveldine), Brian Taylor (as Taylor)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Milo Ventimiglia ... Ted Grey
Michael Weston ... Jake Gallo
Alyssa Milano ... Gwen Williamson
Lauren Lee Smith ... Juliette Bath
Johnny Whitworth ... Griffin Cavenaugh
John de Lancie ... Dr. Quentin Morris
Mei Melançon ... Catherine Ivy
Keir O'Donnell ... Ben Stravinsky
Buddy Lewis ... Harper Johnson
Dan Callahan ... Chip Bentwood
Larry Drake ... Fat Bastard
Med Abrous Med Abrous ... Young Pathology Resident
Alan Blumenfeld ... Mr. Williamson
Gary Buckner ... Motherfucker
Jeb Burris Jeb Burris ... Worker
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Storyline

Harvard Medical School graduate Dr. Ted Grey arrives at one of the nations most prestigious Pathology programs and is quickly noticed by the program's privileged and elite band of pathology interns who invite him into their crowd. It is also here, where he is introduced to Dr. Jake Gallo, who brings him to a secluded wing, where he and four other indulge in their after-hours, extra-curricular activities...finding ways to commit the perfect murder! Written by suspicious

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Taglines:

No body is safe. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing and perverse behavior throughout, including violence, gruesome images, strong sexual content, nudity, drug use and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 2008 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Patologija See more »

Filming Locations:

Pasadena, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$54,244, 20 April 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$108,662, 4 May 2008
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Due to disturbing behavior throughout - including violence, gruesome images, strong sexual content - the first theatrical trailer of the movie was digitally altered. It showed operation scenes without human organs, also Milo Ventimiglia's hands digitally erased in a love scene. But the later Red Band version was released without any alterations.See also Into the Blue (2005) and The Hangover (2009). See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 15 mins) When Ted is doing the autopsy on Gwen, and starts the Y-incision, she had no belly button. See more »

Quotes

Juliette Bath: [to Ted, while lighting up pipe] Welcome.
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Crazy Credits

SPOILER: Halfway through the end credits, the film cut's back to Dr. Ben Stravinsky looking at his watch, counting down the final seconds of a poison taking effect. See more »

Connections

References Dr. Giggles (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Unintended Consequences
Written by Trever Keith, Chad Blinman and Orlando Solano Jr.
Performed by Legion of Doom
Courtesy of Antagonist Records
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A lot of potential but a bit of a yawn really
17 April 2008 | by teresabandSee all my reviews

Now this looks great on paper. The core idea revolves around a group of pathology interns playing murderous games after dark. Commit the smartest murder you can, submit it to the group who then have to work out how you did it. There's a quality idea in there and plenty of opportunity for a gritty and intelligent thriller exploring the darker side of our naturally murderous psyches. It's pretty obvious that's not what the writers of "Crank" are going to give you though.

In practise it all feels a tad eighties, like a cross between "Flatliners" and "The Lost Boys", and when the edgy bad boy pathologists are roaming the halls it's like the brat pack never went away. However, where Keifer Sutherland's pack of vampires were an understandably seductive prospect, it's impossible to believe that all it would take was some gentle bullying and a hint of potential lesbian action to turn Milo Ventimiglia's posh grade A super student into a murderous crack addict.

Still, suspend your disbelief and that's forgive-able. There is some good fun here, particularly in the performances which are all pretty decent, and things (ahem) perk up whenever Alyssa Milano is on screen. The main problem is how hard the movie tries to be adult, and the constant swearing, rutting and drug use has a whiff of "Hollyoaks In The City" desperation about it. It's such a constant barrage that it becomes, well, a bit dull unfortunately. Shame, there's a good movie in there somewhere and with a defter touch and a bit more maturity this could have been pretty special.


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