Bad Medicine (1985)

Bad Medicine (1985)





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A couple of med-school wannabes (Steve Guttenburg and Julie Hagerty) can't get admitted to any U.S. medical schools so they end up in a small Central American school run by a dictator director (Alan Arkin). When the students become aware of the medical needs of the local peasants, they swipe drugs and pills from their college lab and set up an underground clinic to serve the needy. ~ Rovi
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Steve Guttenberg
as Jeff Marx
Julie Hagerty
as Liz Parker
Alan Arkin
as Dr. Ramon Madera
Julie Kavner
as Cookie Katz
Bill Macy
as Dr. Gerald Marx
Curtis Armstrong
as Dennis Gladstone
Joe Grifasi
as Gomez
Joaquin Solis del Cerro
as Mute Prisoner
Candi Milo
as Maria Morales
Gilbert Gottfried
as Tony Sandoval
Arne Gordon
as Witch Doctor
Eileen Way
as Senora Madera
Allan Corduner
as Dr. Diaz
Teresa Hughes
as Dr. Elisabeth Marx
Martha Greene
as Dr. Helene Marx
Jose Canalejas
as Prof. Hugo
John Sterland
as Dr. Beatty
Alan Corduner
as Dr. Diaz
Simon Andreu Trobat
as Dr. Ortega
Luis E. Hidalgo
as Raul Rodriguez
Luis Barboo
as Prisoner
Luis Gaspar
as Attendant
José Yepes
as Prison Guard
Joe Ochoa
as Old Man
Anastasio Pozo
as Father Valdez
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Critic Reviews for Bad Medicine

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Audience Reviews for Bad Medicine


This a B-grade comedy. It's goofy and nothing too spectacular... BUT! There is one scene that is utterly hilarious that makes this worth watching. The scene where the students buy a cadaver to study on and the mayhem that follows for the next several minutes is worth the price of the rental.

Craig Walters
Craig Walters

Here's an obscure dumb comedy from 1985 with Steve Guttenberg near the peak of his popularity. This farce about American medical students gaining an education in Central America has a few good laughs-- including a sequence involving a dead body that 'Weekend At Bernie's' totally ripped off three years later.

Nick Murphy
Nick Murphy

I loved this movie. This movie shows that you can not only go by someones grades. It must be their desire to accomplish their goals.

N Madison
N Madison

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