Coma

Coma

Geneviève Bujold
Director: Michael Crichton Cast: Geneviève Bujold
Geneviève Bujold
, Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
, Elizabeth Ashley
Elizabeth Ashley
Michael Crichton

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Overview

A feisty, feminist intern uncovers a medical conspiracy in this icy thriller about mysterious goings-on at Boston Memorial Hospital. When her best friend and aerobics partner, Nancy Greenly (Lois Chiles), emerges in a vegetative state from a routine abortion, Dr. Susan Wheeler (Genevieve Bujold) does some digging and discovers an overabundance of anesthesia-induced comas among otherwise healthy young patients. The male authority figures who challenge Susan's technically illegal tampering with medical records include her boss, Dr. Harris (Richard Widmark); the chief anesthesiologist, Dr. George (Rip Torn); and even her boyfriend, Dr. Mark Bellows (Michael Douglas), who doesn't want Susan's shenanigans to get in the way of his shot at chief resident. As Susan continues her crusade, the paper trail leads to the Jefferson Institute, a mysterious, experimental facility in which vegetative patients are stored en masse, suspended from the ceiling by wires threaded through their long bones, in order to reduce the cost of long-term care. A shadowy assailant begins to stalk Susan just as she uncovers the link between the Jefferson Institute and the comas at Boston Memorial, setting the stage for climactic suspense scenes involving morgues, malpractice and endless institutional corridors. Writer/director Michael Crichton adapted his second feature film from Robin Cook's bestseller of the same name. Tom Selleck, who would star in Crichton's Runaway several years later, appears briefly in Coma as another victim of lethal anesthesia.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/10/2012
UPC: 0883929228003
Original Release: 1978
Rating: PG
Source: Warner Home Video
Time: 1:53:00
Sales rank: 21,072

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
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
Lance Le Gault Vince
Hari (Harry) Rhodes Dr. Morelind
Gary Barton Computer Technician
Frank Downing Kelly
Richard Doyle Jim
Alan Haufrect Dr. Marcus
Michael MacRae Chief Resident
Betty McGuire Nurse
Tom Selleck Sean Murphy
Charles Siebert Dr. Goodman
William Wintersole Lab Technician
Sarina Grant Woman in Elevator
Ernest Anderson First Doctor
Harry Basch Second Doctor
Maury Cooper Doctor
Joni Palmer Dance Instructor
Joanna Kerns Diane
Kay Cole Sally
Benny Rubin Mr. Schwartz
David Hollander Jimmy
Dick Balduzzi First Maintenance Man
Gary Bisig Second Maintenance Man
Mike Lally Security Man
Duane Tucker First Man in Shower
Paul Ryan First Technician
David McKnight Man in Elevator
Robert Burton Pathology Resident #1
Ed Harris Pathology Resident #2
Joe Bratcher Surgical Resident
Martin Speer Surgical Resident
Roger Newman Surgical Resident
Lois Walden Nurse
Tom Borut Dr. Cowans
Philip G. Brooks Dr. Richards
Kurt Andon First Cop
Wyatt Johnson Second Cop
John Widlock Norman
Del Hinkley Second Man in Shower
Michael Mann Second Technician
Gerald Benston Anesthetist
Paul Davidson Surgical Resident
Amentha Dymally Nurse
Sharron Frame Nurse
Sue Bugden Nurse
Susie Luner Nurse
Gerald Berns Security Guard
Edward C. Higgins Security guard #2
Don Torres Actor

Technical Credits
Michael Crichton Director,Screenwriter
Albert Brenner Production Designer
David Bretherton Editor
Sam Christensen Casting
Joe Day Special Effects
Martin Erlichman Producer
Jerry Goldsmith Score Composer
Bill Griffith Sound/Sound Designer
Ronald R. Grow Asst. Director
Gerald Hirschfeld Cinematographer
Victor J. Kemper Cinematographer
Michael J. Kohut Sound/Sound Designer
Yvonne Kubis Costumes/Costume Designer
Harry V. Lojewski Musical Direction/Supervision,Sound/Sound Designer
Eddie Marks Costumes/Costume Designer
Wiliam L. McCaughey Sound/Sound Designer
William McGarry Asst. Director
John Riordan Sound Editor
Joyce Robinson Casting
Aaron Rochin Sound/Sound Designer
Don Schoenfeld Makeup
Rick Simpson Set Decoration/Design
Ernie Smith Special Effects

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