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Doc Hollywood (1991)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 2 August 1991 (USA)
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A young doctor on his way across the country to a job interview crashes his car in a small town and is sentenced to work for several days at the town hospital.

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Neil B. Shulman (book) (as Neil B. Shulman M.D.), Laurian Leggett (adaptation) | 3 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael J. Fox ... Dr. Ben Stone
Julie Warner ... Lou
Barnard Hughes ... Dr. Aurelius Edsel Hogue
Woody Harrelson ... Hank Gordon
David Ogden Stiers ... Mayor Nick Nicholson
Frances Sternhagen ... Lillian - Welcoming Committee
George Hamilton ... Doctor Halberstrom
Bridget Fonda ... Nancy Lee Nicholson
Mel Winkler Mel Winkler ... Melvin - Mechanic
Helen Martin ... Maddie - Welcoming Committee
Roberts Blossom ... Judge Evans
Tom Lacy Tom Lacy ... Deputy Cotton
Macon McCalman ... Aubrey Draper
Raye Birk ... Simon Tidwell - First Patient
Eyde Byrde Eyde Byrde ... Nurse Packer
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Storyline

Benjamin Stone is a young doctor driving to L.A., where he is interviewing for a high-paying job as a plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills. He gets off the highway to avoid a traffic jam, but gets lost and ends up crashing into a fence in the small town of Grady. He is sentenced to 32 hours of community service at the local hospital. All he wants is to serve the sentence, get his car fixed and get moving, but gradually the locals become attached to the new doctor, and he falls for the pretty ambulance driver, Lou. Will he leave? Written by Sami Al-Taher <staher2000@yahoo.com>

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This summer's prescription for comedy. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 August 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Doc Hollywood See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,251,854, 4 August 1991

Gross USA:

$54,830,779
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This movie was filmed in Micanopy, Florida, a small town of six hundred fifty people just south of Gainesville. See more »

Goofs

When Kyle & Mary Owens come to see Dr Stone to have him read their mail, they say it's because they can't read. Later, when Mary is giving birth and Kyle goes to Dr Stone's car to get shirts, Kyle is able to read the Armani label. See more »

Quotes

Woman with Glasses: There's a blurred spot in my vision... there... no, there, no,no...
[Dr. Stone takes her glasses and cleans them]
Woman with Glasses: I'm cured.
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Alternate Versions

For its original UK cinema release, one use of 'fuck' was removed in order for the film to receive a 12 rating. All video releases are uncut, upgraded to a 15 at first and lowered to a 12 in 2006. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Community: Epidemiology (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Standing in the Need of Prayer
Performed by The Stanley Brothers and The Clinch Mountain Boys
Courtesy of Rebel Records
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The end of an era
24 May 2003 | by RNMortonSee all my reviews

Few stars can claim as good a comic feature-film run as Michael J. From 1984 to 1991 he went with nary a dud (unless you count BTTF II). This film is pretty much the last in that streak. Michael plays a hotshot med school grad who wrecks a fence and his car on his way to a high-paying LA plastic surgery gig. Small town Southern judge holds Fox hostage and orders him to work off the damage by helping out the local doc, well-played by Hughes. Some of the rural stuff is laid on a bit too thick (and exactly WHERE is this town on the route to LA?) but the film is otherwise cute and enjoyable. Warner is rock solid as always and properly intriguing as the obligatory love interest.


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