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Doc Hollywood (1991)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 2 August 1991 (USA)
A young doctor causes a traffic accident in a small town and is sentenced to work for some days at the town hospital.

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Benjamin Stone is a young doctor driving to L.A where he was offered a new 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 hrs of community service at the local hospital. All he wants is to serve the sentence 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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He was headed for Beverly Hills to be a plastic surgeon... But he took an exit to a town that didn't take plastic. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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2 August 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Doc Hollywood - Dottore in carriera  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$7,251,854, 4 August 1991, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$54,830,779
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First collaboration between Director Michael Caton-Jones and Composer Carter Burwell. The last movie they did together was The Jackal (1997). See more »

Goofs

The judge sentences Dr. Stone to community service as a doctor because he's "a licensed physician." However, since medical licensing is by state, it is highly unlikely Stone would just happen to be licensed in South Carolina. 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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Written by Willie Nelson
Performed by Patsy Cline
Courtesy of MCA Records
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I have to laugh!
8 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

I have to laugh at all the comments on this board which say this movie's plot or the characters are not "plausible".

I live near the town this movie was shot in, (I was an extra for one day, and a "stand in" for two days on this film. It was neat!) and believe me, the characters are not only believable, you can meet versions of them in small towns all through the south.

There is a big difference between city and deep country life. Maybe people in very urban areas and countries tend to forget that. Quite honestly, I know several people down here in the boonies who make the folk of "Grady" look downright sophisticated.

That criticism shot down, I just have to say it's a really sweet film. It has a lot of atmosphere and some good character development, even in the minor roles. It portrays small, small town America pretty accurately and with a great deal of charm.


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