Critical Care (film)

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Critical Care
Critical care poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed bySidney Lumet
Produced bySidney Lumet
Steven Schwartz
Written bySteven Schwartz
Richard Dooling (novel)
CinematographyDavid Watkin
Edited byTom Swartwout
Distributed byLIVE Entertainment
Village Roadshow Pictures
Release date
  • October 31, 1997 (1997-10-31)
Running time
107 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$12 million
Box office$271,000

Critical Care is a 1997 film directed by Sidney Lumet. The film is a satire about American medicine.[1][2] The screenplay by Steven Schwartz is based on the novel by Richard Dooling and stars James Spader, Kyra Sedgwick, Anne Bancroft, Helen Mirren, Jeffrey Wright, and Albert Brooks. Rick Baker provided special makeup effects. The film is about a doctor who finds himself involved in a fight with two half sisters over the care of their ailing father.



Writer Steven Schwartz was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for best screenplay.


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