Doc Hollywood

August 2nd, 1991


Doc Hollywood

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A young doctor causes a traffic accident in a small town and is sentenced to work for some days at the town hospital.

Release Year: 1991

Rating: 5.9/10 (15,914 voted)

Director: Michael Caton-Jones

Stars: Michael J. Fox, Julie Warner, Barnard Hughes

Benjamin Stone is a young doctor driving to L.A where he was offered a new job as a plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills. He gets off the highway to avoid a traffic jam, but gets lost and ends up crashing into a fence in the small town of Grady. He is sentenced to 32 hrs of community service at the local hospital. All he wants is to serve the sentence and get moving, but gradually the locals become attached to the new doctor, and he falls for the pretty ambulance driver, Lou. Will he leave?

Writers: Neil B. Shulman, Laurian Leggett

Michael J. Fox - Dr. Benjamin Stone
Julie Warner - Vialula / 'Lou'
Barnard Hughes - Dr. Aurelius Hogue
Woody Harrelson - Hank Gordon
David Ogden Stiers - Mayor Nick Nicholson
Frances Sternhagen - Lillian, Welcoming Committee
George Hamilton - Doctor Halberstrom
Bridget Fonda - Nancy Lee Nicholson
Mel Winkler - Melvin the Mechanic
Helen Martin - Maddie, Welcoming Committee
Roberts Blossom - Judge Evans
Tom Lacy - Deputy Cotton
Macon McCalman - Aubrey Draper
Raye Birk - Simon Tidwell, First Patient
Eyde Byrde - Nurse Packer

Taglines: He's a big city plastic surgeon... in a small town that doesn't take plastic.

Release Date: 2 August 1991

Filming Locations: Alachua County, Florida, USA

Opening Weekend: $7,251,854 (USA) (4 August 1991) (1575 Screens)

Gross: $54,830,779 (USA)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

This movie was filmed in Micanopy, FL. A small town of 650 people just south of Gainesville.

Revealing mistakes: When Lou drives Ben to his house call, she steps out of the ambulance and a cushion (from where the accelerator and brake pedals would be) falls out of the door.

Nancy Lee Nicholson: I read somewhere that doctors have the highest suicide rate in any profession except for dentistry.

User Review

I have to laugh!

Rating: 8/10

I have to laugh at all the comments on this board which say this movie's plot or the characters are not "plausible".

I live near the town this movie was shot in, (I was an extra for one day, and a "stand in" for two days on this film. It was neat!) and believe me, the characters are not only believable, you can meet versions of them in small towns all through the south.

There is a big difference between city and deep country life. Maybe people in very urban areas and countries tend to forget that. Quite honestly, I know several people down here in the boonies who make the folk of "Grady" look downright sophisticated.

That criticism shot down, I just have to say it's a really sweet film. It has a lot of atmosphere and some good character development, even in the minor roles. It portrays small, small town America pretty accurately and with a great deal of charm.


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