Coma

1978

Michael Crichton
Director
Screenplay
MGM
Production Company

A series of accidental hospital fatalities attracts the attention of an intern doctor who begins to uncover something more sinister.

Based on a great novel by Robin Cook and directed by another great novelist, Michael Crichton and featuring a smart and empowered heroine, with Michael Douglas playing a mostly ineffectual second banana, and brief cameos from future stars Tom Selleck and Ed Harris.

Only gripe is that the villain is obvious merely from the casting. They should have put someone 'nice' in that role, a Tom Bosley or Ed Flanders. Cast member X even playing nice still implies he up to no good.

I think Coma did for surgery what Jaws did for swimming in the ocean.



6th January 1978
Cinema





Coma
26th October 1999
DVD




1.85:1




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Geneviève Bujold
Dr. Susan Wheeler
Michael Douglas
Dr. Mark Bellows
Elizabeth Ashley
Mrs. Emerson
Rip Torn
Dr. George
Richard Widmark
Dr. Harris
Lois Chiles
Nancy Greenly
Hari Rhodes
Doctor Morelind
Gary Barton
Computer Technician
Frank Downing
Kelly
Richard Doyle
Jim
Alan Haufrect
Dr. Marcus (Jerry)
Lance LeGault
Vince
Michael MacRae
Chief Resident (Bill)
Betty McGuire
Nurse
Tom Selleck
Sean Murphy
Charles Siebert
Doctor Goodman
William Wintersole
Lab Technician
Ernest Anderson
First Doctor
Harry Basch
second doctor
Maury Cooper
Third Doctor
Joni Palmer
Dance Instructor
Joanna Kerns
Diane
Kay Cole
Sally
Tom Borut
Dr. Cowans
Philip G. Brooks
Dr. Richards
Benny Rubin
Mr. Schwartz
David Hollander
Jimmy
Dick Balduzzi
1st Maintenance Man
Gary Bisig
Second Maintenance Man
Kurt Andon
1st Cop
Wyatt Johnson
2nd Cop
Mike Lally
Security Man
John Widlock
Norman
Duane Tucker
1st Man in Shower
Del Hinkley
Second Man in Shower
Paul Ryan
First Technician
Paul Ryan
1st Technician
Michael Mann
2nd Technician
Sarina C. Grant
Woman in Elevator
David McKnight
Man in Elevator
Gerald Benston
Anesthetist
Robert Burton
Pathology Resident #1
Robert Burton
Pathology Residents
Ed Harris
Pathology Resident #2
Joe Bratcher
Surgical Resident
Martin Speer
Surgical Resident
Roger Newman
Surgical Resident
Paul Davidson
Surgical Resident
Amentha Dymally
Nurse
Lois Walder
Nurse
Sharron Frame
Nurse
Sue Bugden
Nurses
Susie Luner
Nurse
Jeffrey Corazzini
Patient
Gerry Vichi
Ambulance Driver

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