The Carey Treatment

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  • Thrillers
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A bizarre predecessor to Coma (in fact based on a pseudonymous novel by Michael Crichton), this hospital thriller sees pathologist Coburn attempting to unravel deaths occurring in connection with abortions and drug pilfering. Oddly balanced between straightforward thriller and semi-parody (towards the end, the body count rises ridiculously), and structured around a nicely complex plot, it nevertheless never examines any of the issues it toys with, and is saddled with incredibly shallow characterisations (O'Neill especially). But for all its faults, at least it's better than the mess of most of Edwards' later efforts.

Release details

Duration: 101 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Blake Edwards
Screenwriter: James P Bonner Irving Ravetch, Harriet Frank Jr, John DF Black
Cast: James Coburn
Jennifer O'Neill
Skye Aubrey
Pat Hingle
Elizabeth Allen
Dan O'Herlihy
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