Extreme Measures (1996)



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Movie Info

An emergency room doctor's busy routine is nearly permanently disrupted when he begins looking for the truth behind the mysterious death of the vagrant who raced naked into the E.R. of his New York City hospital. After a few moments of touch-and-go doctoring, the strange man stabilized then suddenly died. Guy Luthan (Hugh Grant) was the attending physician and he doesn't understand why Claude Minkins died. Because he was homeless and obviously a drug user, Minkins' fate is of little interest to … More

Rating: R
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Tony Gilroy
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 14, 1999
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


as Dr. Guy Luthan

as Dr. Lawrence Myrick

as Jodie Trammel

as Frank Hare

as Det. Burke

as Dr. Judith Gruszynsk...

as Dr. Jeffrey Manko

as Claude Minkins

as Teddy Dolsen

as Teddy Dolson

as Det. Stone

as Dr. Mingus

as Ruth Myrick

as Dr. Gene Spitelli

as Stone's Partner

as ER Doctor

as ER Doctor

as ER Doctor

as ER Doctor

as ER Doctor

as ER Doctor

as ER Nurse

as ER Nurse

as Mr. Randall

as Criminal

as Myrick's Daughter

as Granddaughter

as Dr. Garlock

as Shelter Supervisor

as Medical Examiner

as Detective Manning

as Half-Mole

as Professor Asakura

as Home Nurse

as Party Guest

as Neighbor

as Uniform Cop

as Guy's Lawyer

as Prosecutor

as Hospital Lawyer

as Toll Collector

as Jodie's Brother

as Triphase Nurse

as Triphase Nurse
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Critic Reviews for Extreme Measures

All Critics (53) | Top Critics (15)

Is it excusable to kill a few indigents here and there experimenting for a miracle cure? Measures' painfully protracted Hour 2 turns into a melodramatic debate about ethics.

January 1, 2000
USA Today
Top Critic

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Full Review… | April 12, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

It's a fish out of water story in which neither the fish nor anybody else seems aware of his 'out of water' status.

Full Review… | October 31, 2011
Ultra Culture

The good liberal Michael Apted seems to think he's directing a film about society's exploitation of the homeless. In fact, the exploitation is all his.

Full Review… | September 5, 2009
Boston Phoenix

If it's never as scary or provocative as it means to be, at least it's straightforward and satisfying.

Full Review… | July 30, 2007

Audience Reviews for Extreme Measures

A great Thriller from the 90's with a slightly more serious role from Hugh Grants and less typecast than we are used to.

An original plot which has been copied many times including in TV programmes. A good conspiracy film, which presents a great dilema, which will at least make you question the circumstances yourself.

Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer


I can't remember much about this movie but I think I enjoyed it.

Ross Collins

Super Reviewer

Thriller about legally medical practices.

Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

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