The Hospital

The Hospital

DVD - 2003
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Satirical look at a large metropolitan hospital where the patients die of neglect, the interns chase the nurses, the head of the hospital contemplates suicide and there's someone killing off the staff.
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Entertainment, [2003]
Edition: Widescreen.
Copyright Date: ©2003
ISBN: 9780792858249
Branch Call Number: HOS
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


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Dec 27, 2015

This is a 1971 black comedy directed by Arthur Hiller.
At a Manhattan teaching hospital, the life of Dr. Bock (George C. Scott), the Chief of Medicine, is in disarray.
His wife has left him, his children don't talk to him, and his once-beloved teaching hospital is falling apart.
In this unbelievable situation happen the sudden deaths of two doctors and a nurse.
At the same time, administrators must deal with a protest against the hospital's annexation of an adjacent and decrepit apartment building.
As Dr. Bock complains of impotence and has thoughts of suicide, he falls for Barbara Drummond (Diana Rigg), a patient's daughter who came with her father from Mexico for his treatment.
This temporarily gives Dr. Bock something to live for after Barbara confronts him.
The deaths are discovered to have been initiated by Barbara's father as retribution for the "inhumanity" of modern medical treatment.
Dr. Bock and Barbara use a final, accidental death of a doctor at the hospital to cover Drummond's tracks.
This is a profoundly crazy situation.
You would most likely laugh to desth as I did.

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