- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 41 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: September 16, 2003
- Originally Released: 1992
- Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Stereo Surround - English
- Stereo Surround - Spanish
- Additional Release Material:
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Ray Liotta &
John C. McGinley &
Entertainment Weekly - 03/20/1992
"...[The movie] has a live-wire surface energy and an urgent performance by Liotta..."
A group of doctors in a Kansas City Veteran's Administration Hospital come up against bureaucratic red tape from the hospital administrator that inhibits them from treating their patients.
A doctor at a veteran's hospital tries to provide better care for his patients. Due to governmental catch-22's, the patients most in need of care are denied treatment. Doctors become con artists subverting the government by making all of their patients' ailments appear to be war-related so they received free health benefits. Heartless hospital director uncovers the doctors' medical bag of tricks and fires one of the favorite surgeons. The outraged vets take up arms and rally for respect they fought for.
Social Issues |
- The film was shown at several benefit screenings before it opened. One screening was held at New York's Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Another screening, the world premiere, was a benefit for the National Coalition of Homeless Veterans' Service Providers.
- Shot on location in Kansas City, Missouri.
- Estimated budget $20 million.