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Critical Care (film)


Critical Care (film)

Critical Care
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Sidney Lumet
Produced by Sidney Lumet
Steven Schwartz
Written by Richard Dooling
Steven Schwartz
Starring James Spader
Kyra Sedgwick
Helen Mirren
Anne Bancroft
Albert Brooks
Cinematography David Watkin
Edited by Tom Swartwout
Distributed by Mediaworks,
Village Roadshow Pictures
Release dates
  • October 31, 1997 (1997-10-31)
Running time 107 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $12 million
Box office $271,000

Critical Care is a 1997 film directed by Sidney Lumet. The film is a satire about American medicine.[1][2] It is based on the novel by Richard Dooling and stars James Spader, Kyra Sedgwick, Anne Bancroft, Helen Mirren, Jeffrey Wright, and Albert Brooks. Rick Baker provided special makeup effects. The film is about a doctor who finds himself involved in a fight with two half sisters over the care of their ailing father.


  • Cast 1
  • Reception 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4



Writer Steven Schwartz was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for best screenplay.


  1. ^ "Take Two Aspirin, But Don't Dare Call", New York Times, 31 October 1997
  2. ^ New York Times Magazine, 23 November 1997

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