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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 109 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : Touchstone Pictures : 1989.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Thom Eberhardt.
Participant or Performer Note:
Matthew Modine, Daphne Zuniga, and Christine Lahti.
Summary, etc.:
Most first-year med students at Chandler University's esteemed school of medicine approach gross anatomy the systematic dissection of the human body with fear, nervous stomachs, and the daunting knowledge that their futures depend on a passing grade. Joe Slovak isn't like his fellow freshmen. A cocky, bright, and outspoken rebel who doesn't believe in sacrificing his social life for long nights of studying, Joe follows his own lesson plan, a curriculum consisting of crash courses in how to breeze through med school without cracking a book and the best way to win the heart of pretty and privileged doctor-to-be Laurie Rorbach. The charming opportunist finally meets his match in Dr. Rachel Woodruff, the uncompromising and brilliant instructor of gross anatomy. Recognizing Joe's natural gift for medicine, she begins a tough campaign to find out whether her class "cut-up" really has what it takes to become a doctor, a test that ultimately becomes a touching and revealing experience for both teacher and student.
Target Audience Note:
Rated PG-13.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Medical students > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.

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