Doc Hollywood

Doc Hollywood

Michael Caton-Jones (1991)

99min
12 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
In this mildly diverting, folksy comedy, Michael J Fox plays an ambitious California-bound intern who finds himself press-ganged into becoming a doctor in a small South Carolina community. Revelling in local idiosyncrasies, director Michael Caton-Jones gives the film a lovely golden glow and produces a Capra-like hymn to the small town as Fox's dreams of becoming a rich cosmetic surgeon are put on hold. It's insubstantial, but corny fun all the same, and Fox is as charming as ever. The talented supporting cast includes Woody Harrelson, Bridget Fonda and David Odgen Stiers; look out, too, for a neat cameo from George Hamilton near the end.

Summary

An arrogant doctor on his way to California causes an accident in a rural South Carolina town and is sentenced to community service at the local hospital. Initially desperate to leave, he gradually comes to appreciate a slower pace of life. Comedy, starring Michael J Fox, Julie Warner, Woody Harrelson, Bridget Fonda and George Hamilton.

Cast & Crew

Dr Benjamin Stone Michael J Fox
Lou Julie Warner
Dr Hogue Barnard Hughes
Henry "Hank" Gordon Woody Harrelson
Nick Nicholson David Ogden Stiers
Lillian Frances Sternhagen
Dr Halberstrom George Hamilton
Nancy Lee Bridget Fonda
Melvin Mel Winkler
Maddie Helen Martin
Judge Evans Roberts Blossom
Cotton Tom Lacy
Aubrey Draper Macon McCalman
Simon Tidwell Raye Birk
Nurse Packer Eyde Byrde
Lane William Cowart
Violet Amzie Strickland
Kyle Time Winters
Mary K T Vogt
John Crawford Jordon Lund
Mortimer Robert Munns
McClary Douglas Brush
Shulman Barry Sobel
Director Michael Caton-Jones
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Warner Bros Guidance: May be edited for language and nudity. Available on: Available on video and DVD

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