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Critical Condition (1987) Movie Summary

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  • COMEDY
  • R
  • 1987
  • FULL HD

The symptoms: acute tickling of the funny bone and severe belly laughs. The diagnosis? Richard Pryor in Critical Condition. Playing a criminal who fakes insanity to avoid prison, Pryor ends up in a hospital mental ward. That's when the craziness starts as he escapes during a blackout and disguises himself as a doctor. Somehow Pryor brings order to chaos even while performing unorthodox physical examinations, delivering a baby and using a helicopter for air conditioning!

Critical Condition Film Synopsis

Eddie is a con artist. When he's framed and comes before a judge, he hopes to get off the hook by climbing insanity—but instead ends up in a hospital for a mental assessment. That night, a storm causes a power failure and, in the ensuing chaos, Eddie is mistaken for a doctor and suddenly finds himself in charge of the hospital.

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Critical Condition (1987) Series Cast & Crew

Critical Condition (1987) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Richard Pryor (Eddie Lenahan/Dr. Kevin Slattery), Rachel Ticotin (Rachel Atwood), Rubén Blades (Louis), Maria Cardinale (Herself), Joe Mantegna (Arthur Chambers), Bob Dishy (Dr. Foster), Sylvia Miles (Nurse Maggie Lesser), Joe Dallesandro (Stucky), Randall 'Tex' Cobb (Box), Bob Saget (Dr. Joffe), Jon Polito (Kline), Garrett Morris (Helicopter Junkie), Brian Tarantina (Tommy Pinto), Jude Ciccolella (Jack Kinney), Elizabeth Arlen (E.R. Nurse), Wesley Snipes (Ambulance Driver), Kate McGregor-Stewart (Nurse Mary), all returned for critical condition movie.

Richard Pryor (Eddie Lenahan/Dr. Kevin Slattery)
Richard PryorEddie Lenahan/Dr. Kevin SlatteryScore: 1.8
Rachel Ticotin (Rachel Atwood)
Rachel TicotinRachel AtwoodScore: 6.0
Rubén Blades (Louis)
Rubén BladesLouisScore: 2.0
Joe Mantegna (Arthur Chambers)
Joe MantegnaArthur ChambersScore: 7.6
Bob Dishy (Dr. Foster)
Bob DishyDr. FosterScore: 1.2
Sylvia Miles (Nurse Maggie Lesser)
Sylvia MilesNurse Maggie LesserScore: 1.7
Joe Dallesandro (Stucky)
Joe DallesandroStuckyScore: 0.8
Randall 'Tex' Cobb (Box)
Randall 'Tex' CobbBoxScore: 3.9
Bob Saget (Dr. Joffe)
Bob SagetDr. JoffeScore: 3.5
Jon Polito (Kline)
Jon PolitoKlineScore: 2.3
Garrett Morris (Helicopter Junkie)
Garrett MorrisHelicopter JunkieScore: 2.8
Brian Tarantina (Tommy Pinto)
Brian TarantinaTommy PintoScore: 2.2
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Alan Silvestri (Original Music Composer), George R. Nelson (Set Decoration), Colleen Atwood (Costume Design), Margery Simkin (Casting), John J. Lloyd (Production Design), Ted Field (Producer), Robert K. Lambert (Editor), Robert W. Cort (Producer), Ralf D. Bode (Director of Photography), Michael Apted (Director), Bob Larson (Executive Producer), Denis Hamill (Screenplay), Richard Overton (Sound Re-Recording Mixer), Robert V. Girolami (First Assistant Director), George Watters II (Supervising Sound Editor), Rick Kline (Sound Re-Recording Mixer), Donald O. Mitchell (Sound Re-Recording Mixer), Kenneth Karman (Music Editor), John Hamill (Screenplay), Renata Stoia (Script Supervisor),

Alan Silvestri (Original Music Composer)
Alan SilvestriOriginal Music ComposerScore: 2.0
Colleen Atwood (Costume Design)
Colleen AtwoodCostume DesignScore: 1.1
John J. Lloyd (Production Design)
John J. LloydProduction DesignScore: 0.6
Michael Apted (Director)
Michael AptedDirectorScore: 2.6
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Dansk
Richard Pryor spiller en forbryder, der påberåber sig sindssyge for at undgå fængsel. Han bliver i stedet indlagt på psykiatrisk afdeling, og først her bliver det rigtig sindssygt, da han under en strømafbrydelse ser sit snit til at flygte og udgive sig for at være læge. På forunderlig vis får han bragt orden i kaos, alt imens han udfører nogle uortodokse lægeundersøgelser, forestår en fødsel og anvender en helikopter som aircondition!

Deutsch
Kevin ist ein kleiner Gauner, der aus Versehen in einen großen Deal mit Diamanten verwickelt wird. Der Schmuggel fliegt auf und Kevin bekommt ein Jahr Gefängnis aufgebrummt. Doch der Aufenthalt hier ist ihm zu heiß, da die tatsächlichen Gangster annehmen, er hätte sie verpfiffen und ihn umbringen wollen. Mit Schlagfertigkeit und schauspielerischen Können verschafft er sich einen sicheren Platz in einer psychatrischen Klinik, wo man dem Simulanten allerdings nicht über den Weg traut. Eine Katastrophe verhindert seine Einlieferung in das Staatsgefängnis: Eines nachts fällt der gesamte Strom aus, und es gelingt Kevin, seine Unterlagen aus dem Aktenschrank des Arztes zu entwenden. Die hübsche Klinikverwalterin Rachel ertappt ihn und hält ihn für einen neu eingestellten Doktor.

Español
Pryor es un estafador que, para librarse de la cárcel, finge estar loco. Enviado al ala de psiquiatría de un gran hospital, allí empieza la verdadera "locura", ya que durante un apagón intenta escapar disfrazado de doctor. De alguna manera consigue poner orden en el caos, bien sea llevando a cabo diagnósticos poco ortodoxos, ayudando a nacer a un bebe o utilizando un helicóptero a modo de aire acondicionado. Así, sin querelo, nuestro buen amigo se verá a cargo de la institución.

Français
Eddie Lenahan est un petit escroc, et afin d'éviter la prison où des gangsters l'attendent, il se fait passer pour fou et se retrouve à l'hôpital psychiatrique. Ayant effectuer les 21 jours de surveillance médicale ordonné par le juge, Kevin risque de partir directement en prison car le directeur de l'hôpital le croit saint d'esprit. S'ensuit une mutinerie des malades qui ne veulent pas que Kevin parte. Ils retiennent le directeur en otage. En voulant détruire son dossier médical et s'enfuir, Kevin est surpris par l'administratrice de l'établissement qui le prend pour le docteur Kevin Slattery. N'ayant pas le choix, Eddie est obligé de jouer le jeu s'il veut s'en sortir. Malheureusement la folie gagne l'hôpital, et les éléments extérieurs se déchainent. Coupé du reste du monde par un ouragan, Eddie tentera de remettre de l'ordre dans l'hôpital en examinant des patients, en effectuant un accouchement et en se servant d'un hélicoptère comme ventilateur !

Magyar
1977-ben sötétség borult New York-ra. A hírhedt esemény során - melyet az áramszünet okozott -, a legtöbb kórház saját áramfejlesztőjét használta a létfontosságú berendezéseinek működtetésére. Ám sok helyen nem volt áramfejlesztő. Az ilyen kórházakban gyakorlatilag kitört a pánik. Akik azonban nem veszítették el a fejüket, még így is tudtak életeket menteni. Például az a titokzatos ember, aki a tragédiát jóra fordítja és a betegeket meggyógyítja. Azt azonban senki sem tudja, hogy orvos-e, kuruzsló vagy esetleg valami más.

Italiano
Un grande imbroglione s'è compromesso con la mafia. Per evitare il carcere duro si finge pazzo. Lo mettono nel manicomio criminale. Una notte di tempesta l'ospedale è sconvolto, gli ospiti sono presi dal panico e il protagonista è scambiato per un medico. Naturalmente l'errore non è destinato a riportare l'ordine e la disciplina dentro il manicomio.

Nederlands
Symptomen: acute prikkeling van de lachspieren en heftig schuddebuiken. Diagnose? Pryor speelt een crimineel die doet alsof hij gek is om uit de gevangenis te blijven. Hij komt op de psychiatrische afdeling van een ziekenhuis terecht en dan begint de gekte pas goed, als hij tijdens een stroomuitval ontsnapt en zich als dokter verkleedt. Op de een of andere manier brengt Pryor orde in de chaos, zelfs als hij onorthodoxe lichamelijke onderzoeken doet, een baby ter wereld helpt en een helikopter als airconditioning gebruikt.

Polski
Symptomy: uporczywe dygotanie kości policzkowych i gwałtowny masaż przepony. Diagnoza? Richard Pryor w "Stanie krytycznym". Grając kryminalistę, który udaje chorobę umysłową, by uniknąć więzienia, Pryor ląduje w szpitalu psychiatrycznym. Kiedy w całym mieście gaśnie światło, próbuje ucieczki i zostaje wzięty za lekarza, odpowiedzialnego za cały szpital! Dopiero teraz zaczyna się prawdziwe szaleństwo. Pytanie, jak Pryor zapanuje nad chaosem, będzie diagnozować pacjentów, przyjmie poród i jeszcze wykorzysta helikopter zamiast klimatyzacji ?!

Português
Uma falha elétrica provoca pane num grande hospital. Para escapar da cadeia, um criminoso se faz passar por louco e é encaminhado ao setor de psiquiatria.

Pусский
В надежде избежать тюрьмы Эдди выдает себя за сумасшедшего. Для проверки психического состояния он направляется судом в больницу. Воспользовавшись неразберихой из-за короткого замыкания, Эдди быстро перевоплощается в доктора. Теперь клиника заживет новой жизнью!..

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