Doc Hollywood

  • 12
  • Michael Caton-Jones (1991)
  • US
  • 99 min
Doc Hollywood
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

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.

Plot Summary

Romantic comedy starring Michael J Fox. While travelling to a new job in Hollywood, ambitious doctor Benjamin Stone crashes his car in a small South Carolina town and is sentenced to carry out community service at the local hospital. Given temporary accommodation in a lakeside cabin, Stone's sagging spirits are lifted when a beautiful girl emerges from the water.

Cast and crew

Cast

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

Crew

Director
Michael Caton-Jones

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Warner Bros
Guidance: 
May be edited for language and nudity.
Available on video and DVD
Certificate 12
Distributor:
Warner Home Video Ltd
Categories
Comedy

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