New York Times - 10/20/1989
"...A mostly funny and engaging look at Joe's first med-school year....A funny ensemble of hard-working classmates..."
An independent, freewheeling med student enrolls in the toughest course in the curriculum - Gross Anatomy. With his style is at odds with everything around him he must pass muster with the demanding professor and his lab partner who won't let anything interfere with her plans - not even the fact that he's fallen in love with her.
Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.:
Matthew Modine (ANY GIVEN SUNDAY) stars as Joe Slovak, a brilliant first-year med student whose casual, nonconforming approach to life gets tested when he enrolls in gross anatomy, the toughest course in med school. Joe's freewheeling, independent style creates funny moments in the classroom, but puts him at odds with his demanding professor (Christina Lahti, HIDEAWAY), who questions whether her class "rebel" has what it takes to be a doctor. On top of that, Joe falls in love with his no-nonsense lab partner (Daphne Zuniga -- THE SURE THING, TV's MELROSE PLACE), who won't let anything, especially romance, interfere with her plans. And while Joe's never done anything by the book, he proves he does have what it takes to succeed -- without changing his ways!
A motley assortment of first-year medical students struggle their way through anatomy class.
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