Gross Anatomy (1989)

Gross Anatomy (1989)

Gross Anatomy




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Rebelling against what he sees as a repressive, stuffy environment, a talented but unmotivated young medical student prefers playing the class clown to working. This comedy-drama centers on conflict that arises when a dedicated professor tries to force him to apply himself.

Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Mark Spragg, Martyn Burke, Alan Jay Glueckman, Ron Nyswaner, Zvi Howard Rosenman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 3, 2002
Touchstone Pictures


as Joe Slovak

as Laurie Rorbach

as Dr. Rachel Woodruff

as David Schreiner

as Kim McCauley

as Dr. Banks

as Dr. Banumbra

as Papa Slovak

as Mama Slovak

as Aunt Rose

as Frankie Slovak

as Dean Torrence

as Luann

as Cynthia Wilkes

as Joel Cleaver

as Ethan Cleaver

as Resident

as Jerry Fanning Forres...

as Nina McCauley

as Old Patient

as Nurse Louise

as Waitress

as Truck Driver

as Food Server

as Gunshot Victim

as Gang Member

as Gang Member's Mother

as Gang Member's Brothe...

as Interviewing Profess...

as Interviewing Profess...

as Interviewing Profess...

as Interviewing Profess...

as Lecturing Professor

as Lecturing Professor

as Lecturing Professor

as Cynthia Wilkes
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Critic Reviews for Gross Anatomy

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (6)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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Audience Reviews for Gross Anatomy

rather ordinary film with an extraordinary performance by the great Christine Lathi.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

In spite of its misleading name, this is no horror film but a romantic drama with comedic elements. Daphne Zuniga and Matthew Modine play students in med school surrounded by other med students who, are all driven to excel. Zuniga is very much work focused and rigidly serious but Modine`s character is the somewhat stereotypical "hotshot street smart bad boy" who doesn't care enough. Naturally they are attracted to each other.

Two things captured my attention; the grueling pressures associated with the first year of medical school (with a continuing theme of dissecting corpses) and all the stress and strain of coping with the exams and workloads for students from different backgrounds and with different motivations. The interaction with his instructor Dr Woodruf who tries to extract the most from him is very interesting to note.

Deb S

Super Reviewer


A great film! A favorite.

Leo L

Super Reviewer

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