Critical Condition

Critical Condition

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Critical Condition

The late, great Richard Pryor stars in this farcical comedy about a small-time businessman who feigns insanity to get out of prison, and poses as a doctor during a hospital blackout. Eddie (Pryor) was on the path to success when he made the mistake of dealing with a loan shark. Now, the judge is about to toss him in prison and throw away the key. When Eddie plays the crazy card, the guards transfer him to the psychiatric ward at a Staten Island hospital. Later, a hurricane plunges the hospital into darkness, and Eddie poses as a doctor to make his escape. But his ruse works to well, and before Eddie can leave he is swept into the E.R. There, a series of comic miscommunications leave Eddie in charge if the entire hospital. Now as the patients flood in, Eddie must maintain the act until he can make a clean getaway. Bob Saget, Garrett Morris, Joe Mantegna, and Rachel Ticotin co-star.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/24/2013
UPC: 0883929312146
Original Release: 1986
Rating: R
Source: Paramount Catalog
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:37:00

Special Features

Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Richard Pryor Eddie/Kevin
Rachel Ticotin Rachel
Rubén Blades Louis
Joe Mantegna Chambers
Bob Dishy Dr. Foster
Sylvia Miles Maggie
Joe Dallesandro Stucky
Randall "Tex" Cobb Box
Bob Saget Dr. Joffe
Garrett Morris Helicopter Junkie
Margery Simkin Actor
Joe Ragno Palazzi
Jon Polito Kline
Brian Tarantina Tommy Pinto
Jude Ciccolella Jack Kinney
Lucius Houghton Fido
Joe Aufiery Prosecutor
Kate McGregor-Stewart Nurse Mary
Randell Haynes Jackson
White Reggie
Lou Walker Patient with Leg Cast
Denis Hamill Maintenance Man
John Hamill Maintenance Man
Ralf Bode Judge
Miriam Cruz Hispanic Woman
Wesley Snipes Ambulance Driver
Kevin Campbell Psycho Patient
Jack Hallett Psycho Nurse
Michael Medeiros Junkie
Feiga Martinez E.R. Nurse
Elizabeth Arlen E.R. Nurse
Steve Boles Guard
Bennie Moore Guard
Jeffrey Pillars Correction Officer
Laura Bastianelli Porno Shop Cop
Lee Lawrence Porno Shop Cop
Raymond Rosario Boy in Waiting Room

Technical Credits
Michael Apted Director
Colleen Atwood Costumes/Costume Designer
Ralf Bode Cinematographer
Willie D. Burton Sound/Sound Designer
Robert W. Cort Producer
Ted Field Producer
Lowell Ganz Screenwriter
Robert V. Girolami Asst. Director
Denis Hamill Original Story,Screenwriter
John Hamill Original Story,Screenwriter
Robert Lambert Editor
Robert Larson Executive Producer
Eric Lerner Associate Producer
John J. Lloyd Production Designer
George R. Nelson Set Decoration/Design
Alan Silvestri Score Composer
Margery Simkin Casting
Alan Swyer Original Story
Christopher Thompson Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Critical Condition
1. Red Handed [6:18]
2. A Way Out [5:25]
3. We're On Strike [6:54]
4. Mayhem And Escape [8:07]
5. Give 'Em A Shot [8:45]
6. Master Of Persuasion [8:14]
7. Making Deals [7:19]
8. Foolproof [8:16]
9. Anything Is Possible [6:12]
10. Like The First Time [6:39]
11. The Aftermath [10:13]
12. I'm Lanahan [15:13]

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