Based on the best-selling novel by Robin Cook, COMA is a taught
paranoid thriller and a dramatically apt metaphor for the
corruption and fraud in the modern American health-care industry.
Dr. Susan Wheeler (Genevieve Bujold) suspects her colleagues of
foul play when her closest friend lapses into a coma following a
routine operation. When Wheeler discovers a suspiciously frequent
pattern of unexplained comas in her hospital, she becomes obsessed
with finding an answer, even when it puts her own career and life
in danger. Her lover, Dr. Bellows (Michael Douglas), admits there
is a mystery but doubts there is a conspiracy and even suspects
Wheeler of suffering from a nervous breakdown. The tension builds
as Wheeler's investigation leads her to a secret corporation
specializing in organ transplant experimentation and sale for
profit, and she soon witnesses the defining image of the film:
comatose bodies suspended on wires in a computer-controlled
environment. With its suspensful plot, dramatic editing, and
conspiratorial terror, COMA is a precursor to many paranoid dramas
such as THE FIRM and THE PELICAN BRIEF, establishing a defined
style that may yet become a genre unto itself.
Warner Home Video
|Country of origin:
• Richard Widmark
• Michael Crichton
||137 x 190 x 17mm (L x W x T)
||1 hour, 53 minutes
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