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Extreme Measures

The movie Extreme Measures was based on the book Extreme Measures.

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Movie details for Extreme Measures

The movie was released in 1996 and directed by Michael Apted, who also directed Gorky Park (1983) and Enigma (2001). Extreme Measures was produced by Turner Home Ent. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Hugh Grant, Gene Hackman, Sarah Jessica Parker, David Morse, Bill Nunn, John Toles-Bey, Paul Guilfoyle (II), Debra Monk, Shaun Austin-Olsen, André De Shields, J.K. Simmons, Peter Appel, Diana Zimmer, Nancy Beatty, Gerry Becker, Gene Ruffini, Bill MacDonald, D. Garnet Harding, Simon Reynolds and Derwin Jordan.

 

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Extreme Measures loses credibility near the climax when it sacrifices its hold on reality, but this entertaining, intelligent thriller effectively applies a formulaic plot to the complicated ethics of medical research. It also gives Hugh Grant an opportun... Read More
Extreme Measures loses credibility near the climax when it sacrifices its hold on reality, but this entertaining, intelligent thriller effectively applies a formulaic plot to the complicated ethics of medical research. It also gives Hugh Grant an opportunity to break free from lightweight comedy by playing an emergency room surgeon who discovers that a renowned neurologist (Gene Hackman) has been conducting secret experiments on patients. When Grant fails to save a patient whose body later mysteriously disappears from the morgue, his investigation leads to an underground community of healthy homeless people, some of whom have been test subjects in Hackman's revolutionary, but criminal research toward a cure for paralysis. Co-produced by actor-model Elizabeth Hurley and capably directed by Michael Apted, this otherwise conventional thriller rises above its limitations by asking morally complex questions that give its far-fetched plot an extra kick of dramatic impact. --Jeff Shannon

Book details for Extreme Measures

Extreme Measures was written by Michael Palmer. The book was published in 1991 by Bantam. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

 

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Dr. Eric Najarian. He's young, talented, and ambitious. He has all the qualities they're looking for at White Memorial Hospital. He doesn't know he's being watched. Judged. An elite clique of medical professionals thinks he has what it takes to join their... Read More
Dr. Eric Najarian. He's young, talented, and ambitious. He has all the qualities they're looking for at White Memorial Hospital. He doesn't know he's being watched. Judged. An elite clique of medical professionals thinks he has what it takes to join their secret club. All the young doctor has to do is agree to play by their rules.

But Eric has already seen too much. A missing corpse. An unspeakable mutilation. A brutal abduction. It's only the beginning of a plot of terrifying evil. A sinister plan the group will stop at nothing to hide. And if Eric refuses to become their colleague--he will be their next victim.