“Critical Care” quotes

Movie Critical Care
Sidney Lumet directed this movie in 1997
Title Critical Care
Year 1997
Director Sidney Lumet
Genre Drama, Comedy
Plot – Dr. Werner Ernst is about to finish his second year as an intern specializing in intensive care. The work is hard but the future looks rosy. One day Felicia Potter, daughter of one of his dying patients, approaches him and informs him of her father's desire not to have an artificially prolonged life. Felicia's sister, Connie, has a different opinion: she claims to communicate with her father and to be convinced that his desire is to continue to live, regardless of the quality of life and the expenses. Money is instead what Dr. Butz, Werner's superior, worries about the most. He wants to squeeze every penny out of his patient and instructs nurse Stella to act accordingly, although she does so reluctantly. Felicia, young and attractive, seduces Werner and records him stating that her father will never regain consciousness. Werner finds himself caught in the fight between the two sisters, a dispute that concerns medical treatment as well as a $10 million legacy. When Felicia's lawyers call on him to testify, Werner, worrying about his career and his future, manages to recover his sense of professional ethics. He forces the two women to make a final choice, in which he also earns a lot of money. He returns to the hospital, switches off the machinery and puts to death the old Potter. Leaving the hospital he sees a boy wounded by a car and runs to his aid, although from behind Chief of Staff Butz screams to ask if the boy is insured before admitting him to hospital.
All actors – James Spader, Kyra Sedgwick, Helen Mirren, Anne Bancroft, Albert Brooks, Jeffrey Wright, Margo Martindale, Wallace Shawn, Philip Bosco, Colm Feore, Edward Herrmann, James Lally
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