The Ambulance

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The Ambulance
The-Ambulance.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Larry Cohen
Produced by Larry Cohen
Moctesuma Esparza
Robert Katz
Written by Larry Cohen
Starring Eric Roberts
James Earl Jones
Red Buttons
Megan Gallagher
Music by Jay Chattaway
Cinematography Jacques Haitkin
Edited by Claudia Finkle
Armond Leibowitz
Production
company
Distributed by Triumph Releasing Corporation
Release dates
March 22, 1990
Running time
95 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Ambulance is a 1990 thriller film written and directed by Larry Cohen. It stars Eric Roberts, James Earl Jones, Janine Turner, Megan Gallagher, Red Buttons, and Eric Braeden as the Doctor. Kevin Hagen plays a cop in what would be his final film role. In his first film role, Stan Lee of Marvel Comics has a small role as himself.

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Aspiring comic book artist Josh Baker (Eric Roberts) meets a young woman named Cheryl (Janine Turner) on the streets of New York City, who proceeds to collapse and is rushed to a hospital by an ambulance. When Josh arrives at the hospital, he is shocked to find that there is no record of Cheryl ever being admitted and he soon learns another startling discovery, Cheryl's roommate also vanished after being picked up by the same ambulance. Convinced that there is some sort of conspiracy going on, Josh proceeds to investigate the disappearances, despite the overt disdain and discouragement from Lt. Spencer (James Earl Jones).[1]

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Trivia[edit]

  • The film was originally going to be titled, "Into Thin Air". Larry Cohen had asked if he could film a scene at Marvel Comics headquarters, featuring Stan Lee as well as several of Marvel Comics employees. Scheduling conflicts forced the creation of a fictional Marvel Comics headquarters, but the extended cameo sequence was still, accordingly to Stan Lee, filmed [The Incredible Hulk. #369 (May). "Stan's Soap Box". pg 26. 1990].

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  1. ^ http://www.onemetal.com/2010/04/22/must-watch-lost-movies-the-ambulance-larry-cohens-cult-comic-book-conspiracy-thriller/