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Gross Anatomy (1989 film)

Gross Anatomy
File:Gross anatomy poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Thom Eberhardt
Produced by Debra Hill
Howard Rosenman
Written by Mark Spragg
Howard Rosenman
Alan Jay Glueckman
Stanley Isaacs
Ron Nyswaner
Starring Matthew Modine
Daphne Zuniga
Christine Lahti
Music by David Newman
Studio Touchstone Pictures
Silver Screen Partners IV
Sandollar Productions
Distributed by Buena Vista Pictures
Release date(s) October 20, 1989
Running time 109 min.
Language English
Budget $15 million
Box office $11,604,598

Gross Anatomy is a 1989 American drama film directed by Thom Eberhardt and starring Matthew Modine, Daphne Zuniga and Christine Lahti. It was released by Touchstone Pictures.


Joe Slovak is a brilliant first-year med student whose nonconformist approach to life is tested when he enrolls in gross anatomy, the toughest course in med school. Joe's freewheeling, independent style creates funny moments in the classroom, but puts him at odds with his demanding professor, who questions whether her class "rebel" has what it takes to be a doctor. Meanwhile, Joe falls in love with his lab partner Laurie, who won't let anything, especially romance, interfere with her plans. And while Joe's never done anything by the book, he proves he does have what it takes to succeed — without changing his ways.



Gross Anatomy was released domestically on October 20, 1989, earning $2,830,387 in 853 theaters during its opening weekend. After its theatrical run, the film brought in a total of $11,604,598 at the domestic box office.[1]

Upon its initial release, the film received mixed to positive critical response. Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times gave the film a three-star review stating, "Most of the major events in the movie can be anticipated, but they are played with a genuine grace."[2] Janet Maslin of The New York Times also gave the film a positive review, describing the film as "mostly funny and engaging."[3]


External links

  • Internet Movie Database
  • Rotten Tomatoes
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