Critical Condition

Critical Condition (1987)

A comedy of epidemic proportions.

  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Date: 1987-01-16
  • User Rating: 6.1/10 from 28 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 40min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Paramount
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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From 28 Ratings


Eddie is a con artist. But this time he's framed and comes before a judge. By claiming insanity, he hopes to get off the hook. He manages end up in a hospital for a mental examination. That night, a storm breaks out over New York, and the electricity to the hospital is broken. In the ensuing chaos that follows, Eddie is taken for a doctor. Suddenly he is in charge of a whole hospital!

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  • Richard Pryor

    as Eddie Lenahan/Dr. Kevin Slattery
  • Rachel Ticotin

    as Rachel Atwood
  • Rubén Blades

    as Louis
  • Maria Cardinale

    as Herself
  • Joe Mantegna

    as Arthur Chambers
  • Bob Dishy

    as Dr. Foster
  • Sylvia Miles

    as Nurse Maggie Lesser
  • Joe Dallesandro

    as Stucky
  • Randall 'Tex' Cobb

    as Box
  • Bob Saget

    as Dr. Joffe
  • Jon Polito

    as Kline
  • Garrett Morris

    as Helicopter Junkie
  • Brian Tarantina

    as Tommy Pinto
  • Jude Ciccolella

    as Jack Kinney
  • Elizabeth Arlen

    as E.R. Nurse
  • Wesley Snipes

    as Ambulance Driver
Sound Alan Silvestri Original Music Composer
Art George R. Nelson Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Colleen Atwood Costume Design
Production Margery Simkin Casting
Art John J. Lloyd Production Design
Production Ted Field Producer
Editing Robert K. Lambert Editor
Production Robert W. Cort Producer
Camera Ralf D. Bode Director of Photography
Directing Michael Apted Director
Production Bob Larson Executive Producer
Writing Denis Hamill Screenplay
Sound Richard Overton Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Directing Robert V. Girolami First Assistant Director
Sound George Watters II Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Rick Kline Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Donald O. Mitchell Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Kenneth Karman Music Editor
Writing John Hamill Screenplay
Directing Renata Stoia Script Supervisor
Sound Willie D. Burton Production Sound Mixer
Production Michael W. Stroud Production Supervisor