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1976 medical ConspiracyThriller novel by Robin Cook. In the novel, Susan Wheeler is a medical student working at the Boston Memorial Hospital. Young, healthy patients are coming in for routine operations and leaving in permanent comas. Susan investigates, eventually unearthing an OrganTheft conspiracy.

TheFilmOfTheBook was released in 1978, written and directed by MichaelCrichton. In the film, Susan is played by Genevieve Bujold and her character is changed from a medical student to a full M.D. The movie also stars MichaelDouglas as Susan's boyfriend Mark and features a score by JerryGoldsmith.

A MiniSeries version by RidleyScott and Tony Scott aired on A&E in 2012. Susan, once again portrayed as a medical student, is played by Lauren Ambrose with Steven Pasquale as Mark. Also, the Boston Memorial Hospital is changed to the Peachtree Memorial Hospital, accommodating a change in setting from Boston to Atlanta.
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* AmbiguouslyEvil: The movie has some fun making it ambiguous whether Mark genuinely doesn't believe in the conspiracy or if he's actually in on it. His actions make sense for either interpretation, until the end of the movie when [[spoiler:we find out he really didn't know, which is good because someone needed to save Susan's life at that point]].
* AlternateRealityGame: For the miniseries. The Coma Conspiracy website and social networking accounts on one end and the Jefferson Institute [[http://www.cinemablend.com/television/Comic-Con-Visit-Jefferson-Institute-E-Coma-44565.html presence at Comic-Con]] on the other.
* AdaptationDyeJob: Susan is blonde in the novel, but brunette in the film and redheaded in the miniseries.
* BolivianArmyEnding: When Susan wakes up from her operation, much to Dr. Starks' dismay (he had intended to make her his next victim to ensure her silence), the final scene is of him standing in the now-deserted operating room, with the police outside waiting for him. Will he surrender peacefully, commit SuicideByCop or do it himself? We never find out, but either way it's safe to say his career is about to end in disgrace.
* CatapultNightmare: Susan wakes up this way at one point in the movie.
* TheConspiracy
* ConvenientComa: Averted. None of the characters put into comas recover. Although they're not ''technically'' dead, they're essentially the [[AlwaysMurder requisite dead bodies]].
* DeadlyDoctor[=/=]MadDoctor: And ''how''. Starks is essentially killing people in order to sell off their organs without their consent and convincing himself that its somehow all for the greater good when it's really about the money he's making.
* EmotionlessGirl: Mrs. Emerson, the nurse running the Jefferson Institute.
* FakeoutEscape: Used by Susan during the Jefferson Institute sequence.
* HeKnowsTooMuch: Or she, rather.
* HospitalHottie: Susan, Mark.
* KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade: A maintenance worker who was going to tell Susan the truth.
* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident:
-->'''Kelly''': ''[as he's being murdered]'' What'd you do that for?\\
'''Hitman''': They told me to make it look like an accident.
** Additionally, when he is sent to kill Susan, he is told to "make it look like a rape", as if Susan were the victim of a random street crime rather than an orchestrated hit.
* MedicalHorror
* OrganTheft
* PeopleFarms
* PeopleJars
* WriteWhatYouKnow: Robin Cook and Michael Crichton were both doctors.
* YouGoGirl: The novel made much of Susan's struggle to be taken seriously in a male-dominated profession. This is toned down and nearly eliminated from the film, in which she's already an M.D.

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1976 medical ConspiracyThriller novel by Robin Cook. In the novel, Susan Wheeler is a medical student working at the Boston Memorial Hospital. Young, healthy patients are coming in for routine operations and leaving in permanent comas. Susan investigates, eventually unearthing an OrganTheft conspiracy.

TheFilmOfTheBook was released in 1978, written and directed by MichaelCrichton. In the film, Susan is played by Genevieve Bujold and her character is changed from a medical student to a full M.D. The movie also stars MichaelDouglas as Susan's boyfriend Mark and features a score by JerryGoldsmith.

A MiniSeries version by RidleyScott and Tony Scott aired on A&E in 2012. Susan, once again portrayed as a medical student, is played by Lauren Ambrose with Steven Pasquale as Mark. Also, the Boston Memorial Hospital is changed to the Peachtree Memorial Hospital, accommodating a change in setting from Boston to Atlanta.
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* AmbiguouslyEvil: The movie has some fun making it ambiguous whether Mark genuinely doesn't believe in the conspiracy or if he's actually in on it. His actions make sense for either interpretation, until the end of the movie when [[spoiler:we find out he really didn't know, which is good because someone needed to save Susan's life at that point]].
* AlternateRealityGame: For the miniseries. The Coma Conspiracy website and social networking accounts on one end and the Jefferson Institute [[http://www.cinemablend.com/television/Comic-Con-Visit-Jefferson-Institute-E-Coma-44565.html presence at Comic-Con]] on the other.
* AdaptationDyeJob: Susan is blonde in the novel, but brunette in the film and redheaded in the miniseries.
* BolivianArmyEnding: When Susan wakes up from her operation, much to Dr. Starks' dismay (he had intended to make her his next victim to ensure her silence), the final scene is of him standing in the now-deserted operating room, with the police outside waiting for him. Will he surrender peacefully, commit SuicideByCop or do it himself? We never find out, but either way it's safe to say his career is about to end in disgrace.
* CatapultNightmare: Susan wakes up this way at one point in the movie.
* TheConspiracy
* ConvenientComa: Averted. None of the characters put into comas recover. Although they're not ''technically'' dead, they're essentially the [[AlwaysMurder requisite dead bodies]].
* DeadlyDoctor[=/=]MadDoctor: And ''how''. Starks is essentially killing people in order to sell off their organs without their consent and convincing himself that its somehow all for the greater good when it's really about the money he's making.
* EmotionlessGirl: Mrs. Emerson, the nurse running the Jefferson Institute.
* FakeoutEscape: Used by Susan during the Jefferson Institute sequence.
* HeKnowsTooMuch: Or she, rather.
* HospitalHottie: Susan, Mark.
* KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade: A maintenance worker who was going to tell Susan the truth.
* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident:
-->'''Kelly''': ''[as he's being murdered]'' What'd you do that for?\\
'''Hitman''': They told me to make it look like an accident.
** Additionally, when he is sent to kill Susan, he is told to "make it look like a rape", as if Susan were the victim of a random street crime rather than an orchestrated hit.
* MedicalHorror
* OrganTheft
* PeopleFarms
* PeopleJars
* WriteWhatYouKnow: Robin Cook and Michael Crichton were both doctors.
* YouGoGirl: The novel made much of Susan's struggle to be taken seriously in a male-dominated profession. This is toned down and nearly eliminated from the film, in which she's already an M.D.
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22nd Dec '12 3:44:44 AM Random888
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TheFilmOfTheBook was released in 1978, written and directed by MichaelCrichton. In the film, Susan is played Genevieve Bujold and her character is changed from a medical student to a full M.D. The movie also stars MichaelDouglas as Susan's boyfriend Mark and features a score by JerryGoldsmith.

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TheFilmOfTheBook was released in 1978, written and directed by MichaelCrichton. In the film, Susan is played by Genevieve Bujold and her character is changed from a medical student to a full M.D. The movie also stars MichaelDouglas as Susan's boyfriend Mark and features a score by JerryGoldsmith.
22nd Dec '12 3:26:01 AM Random888
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A MiniSeries version by RidleyScott and Tony Scott aired on A&E in 2012. Susan, once again portrayed as a medical student, is played by Lauren Ambrose with Steven Pasquale as Mark. Also, the Boston Memorial Hospital is changed to the Peachtree Memorial Hospital.

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A MiniSeries version by RidleyScott and Tony Scott aired on A&E in 2012. Susan, once again portrayed as a medical student, is played by Lauren Ambrose with Steven Pasquale as Mark. Also, the Boston Memorial Hospital is changed to the Peachtree Memorial Hospital.Hospital, accommodating a change in setting from Boston to Atlanta.
22nd Dec '12 3:19:43 AM Random888
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TheFilmOfTheBook was released in 1978, written and directed by MichaelCrichton. In the film, Susan is played Genevieve Bujold and her character is changed from a medical student to a full M.D. The movie also stars MichaelDouglas as Susan's boyfriend Mark.

A MiniSeries version by RidleyScott and Tony Scott aired on A&E in 2012. Susan, once again portrayed as a medical student, is played by Lauren Ambrose. Also, the Boston Memorial Hospital is changed to the Peachtree Memorial Hospital.

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TheFilmOfTheBook was released in 1978, written and directed by MichaelCrichton. In the film, Susan is played Genevieve Bujold and her character is changed from a medical student to a full M.D. The movie also stars MichaelDouglas as Susan's boyfriend Mark.

Mark and features a score by JerryGoldsmith.

A MiniSeries version by RidleyScott and Tony Scott aired on A&E in 2012. Susan, once again portrayed as a medical student, is played by Lauren Ambrose.Ambrose with Steven Pasquale as Mark. Also, the Boston Memorial Hospital is changed to the Peachtree Memorial Hospital.
22nd Dec '12 3:10:30 AM Random888
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A MiniSeries version by RidleyScott and Tony Scott aired on A&E in 2012. Susan is again made a medical student and is played by Lauren Ambrose. Also, the Boston Memorial Hospital is changed to the Peachtree Memorial Hospital.

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A MiniSeries version by RidleyScott and Tony Scott aired on A&E in 2012. Susan is Susan, once again made portrayed as a medical student and student, is played by Lauren Ambrose. Also, the Boston Memorial Hospital is changed to the Peachtree Memorial Hospital.
22nd Dec '12 3:00:34 AM Random888
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1976 medical ConspiracyThriller novel by Robin Cook. TheFilmOfTheBook was released in 1978, written and directed by MichaelCrichton. A MiniSeries version by RidleyScott and Tony Scott aired on A&E in 2012.

In the novel, Susan Wheeler is a working at Boston Memorial Hospital. Young, healthy patients are coming in for routine operations and leaving in permanent comas. Susan investigates, eventually unearthing an OrganTheft conspiracy.

In the film, Susan is played Genevieve Bujold and her character is changed from a medical student to a full M.D. The movie also stars MichaelDouglas as Susan's boyfriend Mark.

The miniseries stars Lauren Ambrose as Susan (medical student rather than M.D. in this version) and Steven Pasquale as Mark. Also, the Boston Memorial Hospital is changed to the Peachtree Memorial Hospital.

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1976 medical ConspiracyThriller novel by Robin Cook. TheFilmOfTheBook was released in 1978, written and directed by MichaelCrichton. A MiniSeries version by RidleyScott and Tony Scott aired on A&E in 2012.

In the novel, Susan Wheeler is a medical student working at the Boston Memorial Hospital. Young, healthy patients are coming in for routine operations and leaving in permanent comas. Susan investigates, eventually unearthing an OrganTheft conspiracy.

TheFilmOfTheBook was released in 1978, written and directed by MichaelCrichton. In the film, Susan is played Genevieve Bujold and her character is changed from a medical student to a full M.D. The movie also stars MichaelDouglas as Susan's boyfriend Mark.

The miniseries stars Lauren Ambrose as A MiniSeries version by RidleyScott and Tony Scott aired on A&E in 2012. Susan (medical is again made a medical student rather than M.D. in this version) and Steven Pasquale as Mark.is played by Lauren Ambrose. Also, the Boston Memorial Hospital is changed to the Peachtree Memorial Hospital.



* AdaptationDyeJob: Susan is blonde in the novel but brunette in the film and red in the miniseries.

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* AdaptationDyeJob: Susan is blonde in the novel novel, but brunette in the film and red redheaded in the miniseries.
22nd Dec '12 2:58:01 AM Random888
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Susan Wheeler (played by Genevieve Bujold in the film and Lauren Ambrose in the miniseries) works at Boston Memorial Hospital (Peachtree Memorial/The Jefferson Institute in the miniseries), as a medical student in the novel & miniseries and as a full M.D. in the film. Young, healthy patients are coming in for routine operations and leaving in permanent comas. Susan investigates, eventually unearthing an OrganTheft conspiracy. The movie also stars MichaelDouglas as Susan's boyfriend.

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In the novel, Susan Wheeler (played by Genevieve Bujold in the film and Lauren Ambrose in the miniseries) works is a working at Boston Memorial Hospital (Peachtree Memorial/The Jefferson Institute in the miniseries), as a medical student in the novel & miniseries and as a full M.D. in the film.Hospital. Young, healthy patients are coming in for routine operations and leaving in permanent comas. Susan investigates, eventually unearthing an OrganTheft conspiracy. conspiracy.

In the film, Susan is played Genevieve Bujold and her character is changed from a medical student to a full M.D.
The movie also stars MichaelDouglas as Susan's boyfriend.boyfriend Mark.

The miniseries stars Lauren Ambrose as Susan (medical student rather than M.D. in this version) and Steven Pasquale as Mark. Also, the Boston Memorial Hospital is changed to the Peachtree Memorial Hospital.
22nd Dec '12 2:44:29 AM Random888
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* AmbiguouslyEvil: The movie has some fun making it ambiguous whether Mark genuinely doesn't believe in the conspiracy or if he's actually in on it. His actions make sense for either interpretation, until the end of the movie when [[spoiler:we find out he really didn't know]].

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* AmbiguouslyEvil: The movie has some fun making it ambiguous whether Mark genuinely doesn't believe in the conspiracy or if he's actually in on it. His actions make sense for either interpretation, until the end of the movie when [[spoiler:we find out he really didn't know]].know, which is good because someone needed to save Susan's life at that point]].
22nd Dec '12 2:38:48 AM Random888
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1976 medical ConspiracyThriller novel by Robin Cook. TheFilmOfTheBook was released in 1978, written and directed by MichaelCrichton. A MiniSeries version by RidleyScott and Tony Scott is aired on A&E in 2012.

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1976 medical ConspiracyThriller novel by Robin Cook. TheFilmOfTheBook was released in 1978, written and directed by MichaelCrichton. A MiniSeries version by RidleyScott and Tony Scott is aired on A&E in 2012.
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1976 medical ConspiracyThriller novel by Robin Cook. TheFilmOfTheBook was released in 1978, written and directed by MichaelCrichton. A new MiniSeries by RidleyScott and Tony Scott is set to air on A&E in 2012.

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1976 medical ConspiracyThriller novel by Robin Cook. TheFilmOfTheBook was released in 1978, written and directed by MichaelCrichton. A new MiniSeries version by RidleyScott and Tony Scott is set to air aired on A&E in 2012.




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* AmbiguouslyEvil: The movie has some fun making it ambiguous whether Mark genuinely doesn't believe in the conspiracy or if he's actually in on it. His actions make sense for either interpretation, until the end of the movie when [[spoiler:we find out he really didn't know]].
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