Directed by Michael Crichton • 1978 • United States
Starring Geneviève Bujold, Michael Douglas, Elizabeth Ashley
The bill isn’t the scariest thing about going to the doctor in Michael Crichton’s skin-crawling adaptation of the best seller by Robin Cook. When Dr. Susan Wheeler’s (Geneviève Bujold) best friend is pronounced brain-dead during minor surgery, she discovers that healthy people are falling into comas—from which there is no recovery—during unnecessary operations at her hospital. And then she learns the horrifying reason why. Michael Douglas, Richard Widmark, and Rip Torn costar in this medical shocker with a unique feminist twist.