The Hospital Movie Review 1971

Information and Film Reviews for The Hospital the Movie

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Cult favorite providing savage, unrelentingly sarcastic look at the workings of a chaotic metropolitan hospital beset by murders, witchdoctors, madness, and plain ineptitude. Scott's suicidal chief surgeon Herbert Bock, who falls in love with free-spirited Barbara Drummond (Riggs), a patient's daughter.


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Available on VHS
Running time 101 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Black Comedy, Hospitals & Medicine, Doctors & Nurses, Satire & Parody, Witchcraft, Sanity Check
Paddy Chayefsky
George C. Scott, Diana Rigg, Barnard Hughes, Stockard Channing, Nancy Marchand, Richard Dysart, Stephen Elliott, Rehn Scofield, Katherine Helmond, Roberts Blossom
Victor Kemper
Arthur Hiller
United Artists


Oscars 1971: Story & Screenplay; Berlin Intl. Film Fest. 1972: Silver Prize; British Acad. 1972: Screenplay; Golden Globes 1972: Screenplay, Natl. Film Reg. 1995;; Writers Guild 1971: Orig. Screenplay.

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