Doc Hollywood (1991)



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Movie Info

A big city doctor is stranded in a small rural town, where he finds love, professional challenges, and a pet pig, in this comedy. Fresh out of residence at a Washington D.C. hospital, hot-shot plastic surgeon Ben Stone (Michael J. Fox) hops in his Porsche and is headed for California, where a lucrative practice in Beverly Hills awaits. However, Ben accidentally plows into a fence in Grady, South Carolina; the wreck puts Ben's car out of commission, and the town's mayor, Nick Nicholson (David … More

Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language, nudity)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Neil B. Shulman, Laurian Leggett, Jeffrey Price, Peter S. Seaman, Daniel Pyne
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 6, 1998
Warner Home Video


as Ben Stone

as Dr. Hogue

as Nick Nicholson

as Dr. Halberstrom

as Nancy Lee

as Maddie

as Judge Evans

as Cotton

as Aubrey Draper

as Simon Tidwell

as Nurse Packer

as John Crawford

as Mortimer

as Shulman

as Zeb's Father

as Zeb's Mother

as Receptionist

as Mulready

as Shooting Gallery Ope...

as Taxi Driver

as Woman with Spider

as Woman with Glasses

as Boy at Shooting Gall...

as Patient

as Squash Queen

as Girl with Spider

as Boy with Spider

as Housewife

as 2nd Loonie

as Distressed Man
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Critic Reviews for Doc Hollywood

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (6)

Has no real taste of its own, but, in its mildness and predictability, offers the reassurance of a fast-food or motel chain.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

The whole thing bubbles along nicely in a fresh, witty, unselfconscious manner, making you forget the dated Capra-corn message.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

While retaining his boyish appeal, Mr. Fox also seems a shade more substantial this time, possibly because he is seen making life-or-death decisions when not fielding comic lines.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

This isn't a bucolic, small-town romance. It's "Porky's."

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Dialogue and plot and all the rest take second place to the conviction that two people only have eyes for one another. Fox and Warner create that feeling, which is why "Doc Hollywood" is a sweetheart of a movie.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Utterly predictable, but well acted, story of a big city doctor forced to reassess his value system after being stranded in a small town.

Full Review… | May 12, 2012

Audience Reviews for Doc Hollywood

Cute movie - although the plot is exactly as expected. A highfalutin big city doctor lands up in a small town complete with caring people and "a beautiful, intelligent, and feisty" woman and has to consider his options.

Red Lats

Super Reviewer


Campy, off color, and not so daringly original, Doc Hollywood is enjoyable, if not a slight cliche of the standard comedy. Julie Warner keeps it very heartfelt and original, even if she has to be nude in order for her to be in it.

Spencer S.

Super Reviewer

He was a big city plastic a small town that didn't take plastic. A lot of LOLs. Typicall Michael. J Fox Movie

Wahida K

Super Reviewer

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