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Stitches (1985)

The misadventures of three students in medical school.

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Rod Holcomb (as Alan Smithee)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Parker Stevenson ... Bobby Stevens
Geoffrey Lewis ... Ralph Rizzo
Brian Tochi ... Sam Boon Tong
Robin Dearden ... Nancy McNaughton
Robert Dubac ... Al Rosenberg (as Bob Dubac)
Tommy Koenig Tommy Koenig ... Barfer Bogan
Ken Stovitz Ken Stovitz ... Howard Pierce
Sydney Lassick ... Sheldon Mendlebaum
Ed McNamara Ed McNamara ... Osgood Hamilton, Jr
Eddie Albert ... Dean Bradley
Russ Marin ... Doctor Sidney Berman
Susanne Wasson Susanne Wasson ... Judith Bradley
Daniel Greene ... Ted Fletcher
Jenny Neumann Jenny Neumann ... Joan
Tony Longo ... Student Jock
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The misadventures of three students in medical school.

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Malpractice Made Perfect

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 1986 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Locademia de medicina See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Referenced in Who Is Alan Smithee? (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Sometimes You Win
Performed by Henry Small
Music by Robert Folk
Lyrics by Brenda Folk
Produced by Gary Chang and Robert Folk
Mixed by Brian Reeves
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puerile and slick but worth a few laughs
23 December 2006 | by deanofrppsSee all my reviews

this is one of the medical school movies the eighties produced. all follow the English romantic comedy 1950s era DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE to an extent but none quite attain the elegance and sophistication of English template.

of course directed at an American audience this films do have to have an element of silliness and teenage humour to sell tickets. three students are charting a course through medical school; one is an American --- ugh -- who is quite a comedian; a foreigner who befriends him is a far more serious student but there's a serious matter at hand. who teaches whom and what exactly must be learnt? the film does have an important point which it makes well, against the backdrop of a ridiculous pageant of body parts. it isn't quite so bad as some have said and is worth revisiting.

the film lacks the charm of certain of its rivals. It isn't quite as genteel as GROSS ANATOMY or as rich in social comment as BAD MEDICINE but certainly towers over PATCH ADAMS which is a pure abomination.


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