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Director: Michael Apted     Starring: Gene Hackman Hugh Grant
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40123467
UPC: 053939251029
UPC 14: 00053939251029
Category Keywords: Doctors  Murder  Suspense  Theatrical Release  Thriller
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Hugh grant, gene hackman and sarah jessica parker are caught in a deadly web of unethical experimentation. Special features: theartical trailer and subtitles in english and french.
Editor's Note
At New York's Gramercy Hospital, a homeless man under the care of English doctor Guy Luthan (Hugh Grant) dies in a horrific manner. Soon both the patient and his file mysteriously disappear. The puzzled Luthan is told by a superior to forget about it and move on. Undaunted, Luthan conducts his own investigation--and uncovers a scandal in which homeless people are being used as human guinea pigs in the name of science. The moral Luthan wants to put a stop to this, but doing so may cost him his career--and his life.

Adapted from a book by Michael Palmer, the film marches to its conclusion with as much suspense as director Michael Apted's previous thrillers (AGATHA, GORKY PARK, and THUNDERHEART). Grant plays the charming, put-upon Englishman to perfection, while Gene Hackman and Sarah Jessica Parker provide strong supporting roles. An intelligent examination of the contemporary dilemmas in medical ethics, the film concludes with an ending that will challenge viewers' moral beliefs.


Video Features DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), Widescreen, Trailers, French, Subtitled

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Castle Rock HM Video
Video Release Date Release Date: 6/7/2005
Video Play Time Running Time: 118 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1996
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2510
Video UPC UPC: 00053939251029
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, French
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Gene Hackman
Video Cast Info Sarah Jessica Parker
Video Cast Info Hugh Grant
Video Cast Info David Morse
Video Cast Info Rick Shaine - Editor
Video Cast Info Michael Palmer - Story
Video Cast Info Tony Gilroy - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Elizabeth Hurley - Producer
Video Cast Info Michael Apted - Director
Plot Summary
In director Michael Apted's EXTREME MEASURES, a trauma surgeon discovers that the inexplicable deaths plaguing the ward seem to be related to a privately-funded, top-secret research program headed by a venerable physician.

Memorable Quotes

"If you could cure cancer by killing one person, wouldn't you have to do that?"----Dr. Myrick (Gene Hackman) to Guy Luthan (Hugh Grant)

Professional Reviews

Chicago Sun-Times
"...Thought-provoking....Pitched at a higher level than most thrillers; the dialogue is literate and intelligent, and Grant is more of an everyman than an action hero..." 09/27/1996 p.31
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