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Trauma Center (2019)

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Alone and trapped in a locked-down hospital, an injured young woman must escape a pair of vicious killers who are after the only piece of evidence that can implicate them in a grisly murder, the bullet in her leg.


Matt Eskandari


Paul Da Silva
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicky Whelan ... Madison Taylor
Bruce Willis ... Lt. Steve Wakes
Tito Ortiz ... Pierce
Texas Battle ... Tull
Catherine Davis ... Emily
Sergio Rizzuto ... Marcos
Tyler Jon Olson ... Det. Tony Martin
Roman Mitichyan ... CSS Constance
Jonathan Galanis Jonathan Galanis ... Officer Jacobs
Steve Guttenberg ... Dr. Jones
Carroll 'Pinky' Duwart III ... Security Officer Carroll (as Pinky Duwart)
Jaime Irizarry ... Hospital Janitor
Koldo Fombellida Koldo Fombellida ... Security Supervisor
Leslee Emmett ... Stern Nurse
Katira Maria Katira Maria ... Dr. Jane Wallace


Alone and trapped in a locked-down hospital isolation ward overnight, an injured young woman must escape a pair of vicious killers who are after the only piece of evidence that can implicate them in a grisly murder - the bullet in her leg. Luckily, a veteran cop is assigned to protect her, and he becomes her protector as the night grows more dangerous. Written by PD

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The enemy is closer than you think


Action | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Bruce Willis shot all his scenes in a total of two days. See more »


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Madison Taylor: Listen carefully, the guys chasing me.. they're the shooters.
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The Good the Bad and The Ugly
17 May 2020 | by smisevich-79649See all my reviews

Trauma Center is your basic Die Hard in a hospital with the John McClane character being replaced by a waitress (Nicky Whelan), and the terrorists are replaced by some corrupt Vice cops (Texas Battle & Tito Ortiz).

The Good....this film is only 87 minutes, and the story moves along at a decent pace if you find yourself quarantined with a rain storm outside. Nicky Whelan also gives a damn about creating a compelling character that one can cheer for.

The Bad...the corrupt cops played by Battle and Ortiz. The circumstances of why they have to chase down this waitress/witness is almost laughable. The two lunk heads clog around the entire film in moronic fashion. Battle attempts to portray a charismatic villain, but can't due to the fact that he has to lower his acting ability to balance out Ortiz. There are portions throughout this film where I thought these two guys were doing their best Three Stooges imitations.

And Finally The Ugly.....Bruce Willis. Trauma Center is the 1st of a three picture deal that Willis signed with MoviePass film, however I can not find an exact figure for the deal. Hopefully MoviePass will get some acting out of Willis for the final two films of the contract. His supposed acting in this one was cringe worthy. I understand from reading about past film sets that Willis can be very difficult and it translates to "I don't care" performances, but he certainly takes it to another level in Trauma Center. I can almost bet that he never read the script, never studied his lines, sat in his plush trailer drinking and counting down the days till the end of the shoot.

His performance comes across as someone who told Director Matt Eskandari that he (Willis) was obligated to do only one take and had his assistant (who was responsible for studying all of his lines) just off screen telling him his lines for the 1st time. No magic editing can fix that.

Bruce Willis has never been thought of as a great thespian, but when the best performance that you can muster in Trauma Center is standing behind a shot up unmarked police car holding a gun in silence...the movie viewing public deserves better.

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Release Date:

6 December 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

San Juan, Puerto Rico


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