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Critical Condition (1987)
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Critical Condition (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Eddie is a con artist. But this time he's framed and comes before a judge. By claiming insanity, he hopes to get off the hook. He manages end up in a hospital for a mental examination. That night, a storm breaks out over New York, and the electricity to the hospital is broken. In the ensuing chaos that follows, Eddie is taken for a doctor. Suddenly he is in charge of a whole hospital!
Style: humorous, semi serious, intense, light, captivating, entertaining, dark humor, realistic, unusual plot structure, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mistaken identity, fish out of water, mental institution, doctors and patients, disorder, nothing goes right, hidden identity, hospital, african american, doctor, crimes, prison, misfit, conspiracy, partners, mental illness, frame up, dishonesty, criminal heroes, odd couple, criminal's revenge, switching roles, cons and scams, con artists, catastrophe ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city

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