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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.

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(as Neveldine), (as Taylor)

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Fat Bastard
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Young Pathology Resident
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Motherfucker
Jeb Burris ...
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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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Every body has a secret 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 »

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Release Date:

11 April 2008 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Patologija  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£313,886 (UK) (13 April 2008)

Gross:

$108,662 (USA) (4 May 2008)
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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The opening scene in the morgue before the credits had to be reshot. See more »

Goofs

When Ted tells Jake the means of the first murder in 'the game' he says that Jake did it with "you mixed ethanol and nitric acid with the alcohol [sic]; probably a flavored alcohol to mask the bitter taste..." This is incorrect. Acids are well-known to be sour in nature (eg, lemons are sour due to citric acid); bases are bitter.

Even worse, the mixing of ethanol and nitric acid results in a reaction that gives off nitrogen dioxide, a toxic gas, and the reaction is so highly exothermic that it can result in an explosion. You can see what really happens by doing a quick search for the two ingredients on YouTube. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Ted Grey: Dr. Stravinsky, let's take a look inside.
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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

Spoofs When Harry Met Sally... (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Get Me Back On Time, Engine Number 9
Written by Kenny Gamble (as Kenneth Gamble) and Leon Huff
Performed by Wilson Pickett
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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More enjoyable than anticipated
8 January 2009 | by (Cleburne, TX) – See all my reviews

A group of pathologists kill people in unique ways and see if the others can determine how the victims were done in. Their fun and games are threatened when they invite a newbie into their little fold.

This is damn fine entertainment. Sure, the film often stretches one's suspension of disbelief pretty thin, but this is one of those films I didn't expect to enjoy as much as I did. I rented it on a whim and had a good time with it. It's a pretty nasty piece of work too. I personally find this kind of thing more disgusting than the typical hack and slash. Lauren Lee Smith has a sizable role, so that's a plus, and Larry Drake pops up briefly, though I didn't realize it was him until I saw his name in the credits. Weird since he's so recognizable. Oh, and Alyssa Milano is here as well.

"Pathology" may be too clinical for some, and may be too out there for others. Personally, I thought it was a good deal of fun. I must add, I found the main character to be the least likable person in the movie. He's one of those guys who you just long to see get cut up.


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