Movie House Memories

Coma (1978)

Episode #123

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) released Coma to theaters on January 6, 1978. Michael Crichton directed the film which starred Michael Douglas, Rip Torn, and Geneviève Bujold.

‘Coma’ Movie Summary

When Coma begins, something is not right at prestigious Boston Memorial Hospital. Employee Dr. Susan Wheeler (Genivieve Bujold) is devastated when her best friend becomes comatose and eventually dies from an abortion procedure at the hospital. She becomes suspicious when another healthy patient (Magnum P.I. Tom Selleck) also unexpectedly falls into a coma on the operating table.

Dr. Wheeler does some digging and finds that within the last year quite a few healthy patients have lost brain function after routine operations. All of the affected patients were in operating room eight, had a tissue sample taken, and ended up coma patients at the Jefferson Institute.

Susan does more detective work by confronting the hospital administration. She offends the Chief of Anesthesiology, Dr. George (Rip Torn) with her suspicions. She finds allies in her boyfriend, fellow doctor Mark Bellows (Michael Douglas) and Dr. Harris (Richard Widmark) the Chief of Surgery.

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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) released Coma to theaters on January 6, 1978. Michael Crichton directed the film which starred Michael Douglas, Rip Torn, and Geneviève Bujold.

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4 Comments

  1. Very excited by The Apartment! Great to see more Billy Wilder. I just watched Coma, its fine. Think it’s the first Richard Widmark film reviewed. He was in some great noirs.
    Since A Star Is Born was mentioned, has anyone seen the remake? Amazed by the success of it, lots of Oscar buzz.

    1. Coma is a great little film…nothing ground breaking though. I haven’t watched a Star is Born yet. My mom thought it was just okay. I have heard mixed reviews about it though.

        1. I think it will be on Noirsville sometime next year, but it’s my 34th pick for Movie House Memories currently, so it won’t be out on that one until 6/1/2020.

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