Pathology (film)

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Promotional film poster
Directed by Marc Schölermann
Produced by Neveldine/Taylor
Gary Lucchesi
Tom Rosenberg
Richard S. Wright
Gary Gilbert
Skip Williamson
Written by Neveldine/Taylor
Starring Milo Ventimiglia
Alyssa Milano
Lauren Lee Smith
Dan Callahan
Michael Weston
Johnny Whitworth
Keir O'Donnell
Larry Drake
Music by Johannes Kobilke
Robb Williamson
Cinematography Ekkehart Pollack
Edited by Todd E. Miller
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release dates April 11, 2008 (2008-04-11) (United Kingdom)
April 18, 2008 (2008-04-18)
Running time 93 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $3,084,404

Pathology is a 2008 medical thriller directed by Marc Schölermann and written by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor. The cast was announced on April 4, 2007 and filming started in May 2007. The film premiered April 11, 2008 in the United Kingdom and opened in limited release in the United States on April 18, 2008.[1]


The intro shows a camera recording faces of corpses, with their mouths being moved by medical students.

Med school student Teddy Grey (Milo Ventimiglia) graduates top of his class from Harvard and joins one of the nation’s most prestigious pathology programs. There, a rivalry develops between a group of interns and Teddy. They invite him into their group, which entertains itself with a secret after-hours game at the morgue of who can commit the perfect undetectable murder. Eventually the group's leader, Jake Gallo, realizes that Teddy is sleeping with his girlfriend, Dr. Juliette Bath. When Teddy catches several members of the group in lies, he realizes that what initially seemed like vigilante killings are, in actuality, just innocent people murdered for sport. Teddy's fiancée Gwen arrives to stay with him in his apartment. Gallo, angered by Juliette's infidelity, kills her for the next game. However, just as they are about to begin the autopsy on Bath (in the meantime plotting Teddy's death), Gallo realizes that the gas has been left on in the room, resulting in a massive explosion as one of the group lights a meth pipe, killing everyone, but Teddy who was not in the room. Gallo realizes what is about to happen and survives. Teddy is seen walking away from the explosion. Later, Gallo manages to kill Gwen in what he believes to be the "perfect murder". Upon completing his autopsy report on his murdered fiancée, Teddy is knocked out by Gallo and then is forced to trade verbal barbs with him. Teddy uses some of Gallo's own rhetoric against him in reverse psychology fashion, after which fellow pathologist Ben Stravinsky frees Teddy and together they kill Gallo in exactly the same way that he killed Teddy's fiancée. In the process, they commence dissecting a still alive Gallo.


Critical reception[edit]

The film received mixed reviews from critics. As of December 8, 2012, the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported that 43% of critics gave the film positive reviews, based on 21 reviews.[2] Metacritic reported the film had an average score of 55 out of 100, based on 8 reviews.[3]


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