Coma (1978) - (Movie Clip) Open, It's All Politics
Opening in Boston, Genevieve Bujold is surgical resident Susan Wheeler, Harvard-trained MD turned novelist Michael Crichton in his third film as a director, shooting exteriors at Boston City Hospital where he did clinical rotations, and we learn Michael Douglas as Dr. Bellows is also her love interest, in the hit medical thriller Coma, 1978.
Coma - (Original Trailer)
A doctor (Genevieve Bujold) investigates a series of strange deaths and disappearing bodies at her hospital in Coma (1978).
Coma (1978) -- (Movie Clip) To Prevent Bedsores
Partial SPOILER, as its now clear that Boston surgical resident Susan Wheeler has uncovered a conspiracy involving patients being put into comas, and shes joined a tour (Betty McGuire the guide) at the facility where theyve developed a cheap way to store patients, in one of the most remarked-upon scenes in director Michael Crichtons medical thriller, Coma, 1978.
Coma (1978) -- (Movie Clip) The Risks Of Anesthesia
Michael Douglas as incoming chief-resident Dr. Bellows has sent for his colleague and live-in girlfriend (Genevieve Bujold as Dr. Wheeler) after he recognized her close friend (Lois Chiles as Nancy Greenly), now being treated for a coma following a routine abortion procedure, with some feminist overtones, in Coma. 1978.
Coma (1978) -- (Movie Clip) I Don't Need A Shrink
Maybe they had to cast Tom Selleck for sheer handsomeness, as a knee-surgery patient, when Genevieve Bujold as resident Dr. Wheeler is summoned to meet chief surgeon Harris (Richard Widmark, his first scene), after getting caught accessing confidential records, after her friend went into a coma during a routine procedure, in Coma, 1978.
Coma (1978) -- (Movie Clip) I'm Just Her Surgeon
Still remarkable scene, even moreso in 1978, where Lois Chiles is the unconscious patient getting a therapeutic abortion, but the lead actors are real doctors, Tom Borut the anesthesiologist, Philip G. Brooks the surgeon, recruited by the MD and novelist Michael Crichton, directing his third film, based on a novel by his doctor friend Robin Cook, from Coma, 1978.