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Coma

Another reminder that Michael Crichton books used to make half-decent films. Michael Douglas infiltrates a Boston hospital to find an organ-harvesting scheme behind a big panel, complete with that creepy bolts-through-their-hands-and-hips human suspension room. Rip ‘Artie’ Torn, Richard ‘Madigan’ Widmark and Tom Selleck get embroiled in the cover-up. Our favourite mention of this schlock ever was when Michael Douglas and Danny DeVito were on The Oprah Winfrey show yeeeeears ago and Oprah asked Danny DeVito what his favourite film was and when Douglas laughed when he hesitated, DeVito shouted, “What do you want me to say? Coma?” to general hilarity and behind the dimpled smile, one could tell Michael Douglas was not amused.

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  1. Matt Patton

    July 24, 2010 at 2:26 am

    The book was Robin Cook’s–Michael Crichton directed the film version and wrote the script. The real star of the film was Genevieve Bujold, who was really good. Michael Douglas as just sort of — there.

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