History Film / ExtremeMeasures

26th Oct '16 12:36:19 PM Mdumas43073
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Creator/HughGrant plays Guy Luthan, a British doctor working at a hospital in New York who starts making unwanted inquiries when the body of a man who died in his emergency room disappears. The trail leads Luthan to the door of the eminent surgeon Dr. Lawrence Myrick (Film/GeneHackman), but Luthan soon finds himself in danger from people who want the hospital's secret to remain undiscovered.

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Creator/HughGrant plays Guy Luthan, a British doctor working at a hospital in New York who starts making unwanted inquiries when the body of a man who died in his emergency room disappears. The trail leads Luthan to the door of the eminent surgeon Dr. Lawrence Myrick (Film/GeneHackman), (Creator/GeneHackman), but Luthan soon finds himself in danger from people who want the hospital's secret to remain undiscovered.
21st Oct '16 9:54:31 PM nombretomado
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* BritishAccents: Well, Luthan is British.
8th Apr '16 10:10:39 AM Klaudandus
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* BittersweetEnding:

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* BittersweetEnding: Guy exposes Myrick's shady human experiments, but also sets back researches on spinal cord therapies by ''decades''.
8th Apr '16 9:14:14 AM DrOO7
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26th Nov '15 8:34:07 PM nombretomado
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The film also features SarahJessicaParker as Jodie Trammel, nurse and trusted colleague of Guy.

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The film also features SarahJessicaParker Creator/SarahJessicaParker as Jodie Trammel, nurse and trusted colleague of Guy.
18th Oct '15 2:13:20 PM DrOO7
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* BittersweetEnding

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* BittersweetEndingBittersweetEnding:



* ChekhovsGun: We see Agent Hare leaving his home, being bade farewell by his paralyzed wife, then the second mook leaving his house after waving goodbye to his paralyzed son, by which point, the audience starts to get an inkling of what the conspiracy is all about.



* INeverToldYouMyName: When the two mooks confront Guy and the homeless men trying to assist another homeless man, they address Guy as "doc" even though he never identified himself as a doctor.

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* INeverToldYouMyName: When the two mooks confront Guy and the homeless men trying to assist another homeless man, they address Guy as "doc" even though he never identified himself as a doctor. Cue Guy's OhCrap reaction as he realizes the guys aren't cops, but hitmen.


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* RailroadTracksOfDoom: There's a subway sequence, so this was pretty much inevitable. Paired with GoryDiscretionShot as the last thing we and the unfortunate victim see are the train headlights converging on him.
18th Oct '15 1:52:20 PM DrOO7
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* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: When Guy ventures beneath Grand Central Station into the maze of tunnels and keeps venturing lower and lower until there seems to be an entirely different underground city.



* BigRottenApple: And how. Aside from depicting the grittier side of New York, the film ventures well beneath the city.
* BittersweetEnding



* CaliforniaDoubling: Set in New York, partly filmed in Toronto.
* DeadlyDoctor: Myrick. In all fairness, not intentionally, but it doesn't change the fact that everyone he's experimented on in the name of research has died.
* DirtyCop: Hare, technically. Finances might be his motive, but even then, it's probably to help his wife.



* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: As the two mooks set out to stalk and presumably kill Guy, we see each of them being bid farewell by paralyzed relatives. It's obvious from the looks exchanged that they love these people very much and their desperation to help them is no doubt why they're involved in something so nefarious.
* FreezeFrameBonus: The shot of the wheelchair-bound secretary is supposed to be a WhamShot, but if you look closely when she's sitting at her desk, you can see that her chair is a wheelchair.



* HeKnowsTooMuch: Or rather, "he's ''going'' to know too much"



* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Arguably, everyone that works with Dr. Myrick. After all

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* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Arguably, everyone that works with Dr. Myrick. After all
* INeverToldYouMyName: When the two mooks confront Guy and the homeless men trying to assist another homeless man, they address Guy as "doc" even though he never identified himself as a doctor.



* ManipulativeBastard: Myrick. Not really a bastard, but gets people to go along with his plans, with the hopes their love ones will reap the benefits of his research, regardless of how unethical it is.

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* ManipulativeBastard: Myrick. Not really a bastard, but gets people to go along with his plans, with the hopes their love loved ones will reap the benefits of his research, regardless of how unethical it is.



* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: It's not that he want's to be evil, but he's getting on his years and really wants work on his research, for the benefit of humankind.

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* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: It's not that he want's to be evil, but he's getting on in his years and really wants work on his research, for the benefit of humankind.


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* RedHerring: At least two people who Guy clearly fears are involved in the conspiracy aren't.


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* WhamShot: When Jodie's brother comes out and we see that he's wheelchair-bound. Given that we've already seen that the two mooks have wheelchair-bound loved ones, it's instantly obvious that she's involved somehow.
9th Apr '15 10:50:12 AM Dancedom
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Hugh Grant plays Guy Luthan, a British doctor working at a hospital in New York who starts making unwanted inquiries when the body of a man who died in his emergency room disappears. The trail leads Luthan to the door of the eminent surgeon Dr Lawrence Myrick (Gene Hackman), but Luthan soon finds himself in danger from people who want the hospital's secret to remain undiscovered.

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Hugh Grant Creator/HughGrant plays Guy Luthan, a British doctor working at a hospital in New York who starts making unwanted inquiries when the body of a man who died in his emergency room disappears. The trail leads Luthan to the door of the eminent surgeon Dr Dr. Lawrence Myrick (Gene Hackman), (Film/GeneHackman), but Luthan soon finds himself in danger from people who want the hospital's secret to remain undiscovered.
31st Dec '13 5:59:55 AM Anarquistador
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-->'''Myrick:''' If you could cure cancer by killing ''one'' person, wouldn't you ''have'' to do that? ''One'' person dead, and cancer's gone tomorrow!
23rd Apr '13 12:38:26 PM Anarquistador
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* WhatIsOneMansLifeInComparison: Myrick says this almost word for word, when confronted about his experiments.
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