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Code Black (2013)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Drama | 20 June 2014 (USA)
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A notorious trauma bay in an inner-city E.R. earns its keep as the 'hurt locker of medicine' as new, idealistic and adrenaline-seeking doctors train in an environment akin to a war zone. ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Danny Cheng ... Himself
Andrew Eads ... Himself
Jamie Eng ... Herself
Luis Enriquez ... Himself
Arash Kohanteb ... Himself
Billy Mallon ... Himself
... Judge Lily Taniston
Ed Newton ... Himself
Dave Pomeranz ... Himself
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A notorious trauma bay in an inner-city E.R. earns its keep as the 'hurt locker of medicine' as new, idealistic and adrenaline-seeking doctors train in an environment akin to a war zone. When the hospital moves to a swank new building, the rush fades and bureaucracy gridlocks the state-of-the-art facility, and the doctors are faced with the unexpected realities of life and death in a safety-net health-care system on the brink of overload. Written by Anonymous

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Documentary | Drama

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Opening Weekend USA:

$6,319, 22 June 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$190,229, 28 September 2014
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Puesta del Sol
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Great film for health care providers and consumers
22 July 2014 | by See all my reviews

Full disclosure, I am an ER physician, though I don't personally know the director or any of the other individuals in this movie.

I think everyone should watch this film! It is focused on a handful of emergency medicine residents (training physicians), but the movie applies to other hospital workers and pre-hospital providers alike. The film gives a quick synopsis of the difficulties one faces working in an ER-- overcrowding, over-utilization for non-emergent conditions, lack of resources (including staff), frivolous lawsuits, excessive paperwork (now computer work which is even more inefficient), and so forth. It also deals with the emotional aspects of the job, seeing patients die, seeing patients resuscitated, and hearing family members weep for their deceased loved-ones. The film is fast paced, just like working in an ER (and perfect for most of us ER professionals with ADD). There's blood, psychotic people shouting, and drunk people singing, all of which accurately portray any given moment in a chaotic ER.

If you are a healthcare worker, you will appreciate the film. If you are not in the healthcare industry, I highly recommend you catch this entertaining movie to see what it's really like to work in an ER...it's much different than the dramatic TV shows many of us grew up with!


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