Extreme Measures

Directed By: Michael Apted Starring: Gene Hackman Hugh Grant

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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.


Studio Castle Rock HM Video
SKU 40123467
UPC 053939251029
UPC 14 00053939251029
Format DVD
Release Date 6/7/2005
Rating Rating
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
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.
Plot Summary
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
Quote "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)
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
Michael Apted
Gene Hackman
Hugh Grant
Cast & Crew
Gene Hackman - Star
Sarah Jessica Parker - Star
Hugh Grant - Star
David Morse - Star
Rick Shaine - Editor
Michael Palmer - Story
Tony Gilroy - Screenwriter
Elizabeth Hurley - Producer
Michael Apted - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1996
Catalog ID 2510
UPC 00053939251029
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 118 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), Widescreen, Trailers, French, Subtitled

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