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Extreme Measures
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Extreme Measures 1996


From Amazon: Extreme Measures loses credibility near the climax when it sacrifices its hold on reality, but this entertaining, intelligent thriller effectively applies a formulaic plot to the complicated ethics of medical research. It also gives Hugh Grant an opportunity to break free from lightweight comedy by playing an emergency room surgeon who discovers that a renowned neurologist (Gene Hackman) has been conducting secret experiments on patients. When Grant fails to save a patient whose body later mysteriously disappears from the morgue, his investigation leads to an underground community of healthy homeless people, some of whom have been...

Directed By:
Michael AptedMichael Apted
Written By:
Tony GilroyTony Gilroy
Starring:
J.K. SimmonsJ.K. Simmons
Hugh GrantHugh Grant
Gene HackmanGene Hackman
Sarah Jessica ParkerSarah Jessica Parker
David CronenbergDavid Cronenberg
No image existsBill Nunn
No image existsDebra Monk
No image existsJohn Toles-Bey
No image existsPaul Guilfoyle
No image existsAndre De Shields
No image existsShaun Austin-Olsen
No image existsPeter Appel

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Extreme Measures Movie Review by Jarrod (5/12/2010)

'Extreme Measures' is a mostly intelligent and absorbing thriller that presents a challenging moral dilemma to its viewers; its central premise is that an acclaimed, well-respected neurologist, Dr. Lawrence Myrick (Gene Hackman) is secretly conducting research on live human subjects, after working on rats and becoming...

(complete Extreme Measures review by Jarrod)


Extreme Measures Movie Review by Movie Addict (3/16/2007)

I am a big fan of House because of the weekly dilemmas posed. Should we
sacrifice a few for the benefit of the many is a question posed in this
thriller with J.K. Simmons, Hugh Grant, Gene Hackman, and Sarah Jessica
Parker.

Grant, as a doctor who uncovers some shady goings on is out of his
usual element and, because of...

(complete Extreme Measures review by Movie Addict)



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