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Extreme Measures

  • Thriller
  • Crime/detective
  • 1996
  • Michael Apted
  • 113 mins
  • 15

Summary

Mystery thriller starring Hugh Grant and Gene Hackman. A British doctor working in a New York hospital is baffled by the death of an emergency room patient. Against the orders of his superiors, he decides to investigate and discovers that the patient's medical records are missing.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

In this extremely silly but enjoyable Coma-style medical thriller, Hugh Grant stars as a doctor who uncovers dastardly deeds involving homeless patients at a big city hospital. Grant - too wooden to be convincing - is out-acted and outclassed at every turn by co-star Gene Hackman, who chews the scenery as the revered surgeon who is Grant's number one suspect. Director Michael Apted's film (which was produced by Elizabeth Hurley for Simian Films, the company she set up with Grant) contains few surprises, but it does have a few laughs thanks to Grant and Hackman (unintentionally and intentionally, respectively).

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Credits

Cast

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Dr Guy LuthanHugh Grant
Dr Lawrence MyrickGene Hackman
Jodie TrammelSarah Jessica Parker
Frank HareDavid Morse
Detective BurkeBill Nunn
BobbyJohn Toles-Bey
Dr Jeffery MankoPaul Guilfoyle (2)
Dr Judith GruszynskiDebra Monk
Dr MingusJ K Simmons
Hospital lawyerDavid Cronenberg

Crew

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DirectorMichael Apted

Details

Theatrical distributor
Rank Film Dists Ltd
Released on
1997-01-31
Languages
English
Guidance
Violence, swearing and nudity.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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