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A smart first-year med student takes nothing seriously, except the pursuit of his Gross Anatomy (human dissection) lab partner. It's up to her and their teacher to find a way to convince him to take his studies and life seriously.
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20 October 1989 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $2,830,387,
22 October 1989
Gross USA: $11,604,598
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $11,604,598
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Todd Field and Director Thom Eberhardt clashed a few times on set in regards to his character. In the end, Eberhardt respected him because he felt his character had a complete arch and Field played it perfectly. See more
When Joe chases after his roommate the night he reveals he knows about the pep pills, the door to the dorm building closes fully after his roommate exits, then closes again just before Joe reaches the door. See more
[confronting Dr. Woodruff after his roommate was asked to leave medical school
He's human. Not superhuman, just human. He did what he thought he had to do because he wanted to be a doctor more than anything else in the world and you ruined this for him.
There is another scene where the characters are all in a bar, and they are talking about their residencies. One version that was shown has a close up of the main characters at a table and one says, "I want to get a job, working in a quality hospital with quality patients." On Showtime's version there are camera scans to several other people in the bar. You hear the quote in the background, but do not hear who said the phrase. See more
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Written and Performed by Charlotte Georg
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