Doc Hollywood

Warner Bros. Released 1991




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Michael Caton-Jones

Doc Hollywood is story of a young, successful doctor, Benjamin Stone, who is on his way to Hollywood to start his new job as a high-end plastic surgeon. Stone ducks off the highway to avoid a major traffic jam and finds himself lost on the back roads of rural South Carolina. He ends up crashing his classic Porsche 356 into a fence in the town of Grady. He is sentenced to thirty-two hours of community service and must perform his sentence at the local hospital. The big-city doctor becomes the talk of this little hamlet, and the residents quickly grow attached to Dr. Stone. He starts to find them charming as well, and he quickly develops a crush on the radiant ambulance driver, Lou. Will the Dr. Stone find his way to the fast-paced world of Hollywood plastic surgery or will he find that the simple, small-town life is the one for him?


Metacritic Score

  • 75

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    I was expecting Doc Hollywood to be a comedy. And it is a comedy. But it surprised me by also being a love story, and a pretty good one - the kind where the lovers are smart enough...

  • 75

    Boston Globe Jay Carr

    Despite the fact that Doc Hollywood isn't exactly brimful of surprises, it's awfully easy to take because it seems a throwback to the kind of formula movies studios used to grind o...

  • 63

    Miami Herald Bill Cosford

    So Doc Hollywood is warm and cuddly and not at all loathsome. It is much better suited to television than to the big screen, though it does serve to showcase Warner, who is attract...

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    • Production budget - $17,000,000
      Domestic gross - $54,830,779 (24th)

      Domestic adjusted for 2013 - $104,842,701

    • Music:
      The One And Only
      Written by Nick Kershaw
      Performed by Chesney Hawkes
      The Millwood Stomp
      Composed by Carter Burwell
      Written by Willie Nelson
      Performed by Patsy Cline
      Pomone Waltz
      Performed by Albert Sandler
      Buck's Nouvelle Jole Blon
      Written by Buckwheat Zydeco
      Performed by Buckwheat Zydeco
      Le Vieux Boeuf Et Le Vieux Charriot
      Performed by Aubrey DeVille
      La Robe De Rosalie
      Performed by Adam amd Cyprien Landreneau
      Les Piniers
      Performed by Adam amd Cyprien Landreneau
      Gettin' Up The Stairs
      Performed by Clyde Davenport
      Standing In The Need Of Prayer
      Performed by The Stanley Brothers and The Clinch Mountain Boys
      Performed by Netania Davrath
      Concerto For Jew's Harp, Mandora And Orchestra In E Major
      Written by Johann Georg Albrechtsberger
      Performed by Münchener Kammerorchester
      Kije's Wedding
      Written by Sergei Prokofiev
      Polegnala E Todora
      Written by Philip Koutev

    • Tagline:
      He's a big city plastic surgeon... in a small town that doesn't take plastic.

    • Filming locations:
      Santa Clarita, California
      Alachua County, Florida
      Gainesville, Florida
      Los Angeles, California
      McIntosh, Florida
      Mechanicsville, Virginia
      Micanopy, Florida
      Richmond, Virginia

    • Doc Hollywood took a domestic gross of $54,830,779.


More Info About This Movie


Comedy, Drama


90s, Romantic Comedy