(out of 5)
Terrific thriller directed by Michael Crichton, also the famous novelist of books like Jurassic Park and Sphere. Genevieve Bujold is mesmerizing as a doctor who begins to get suspicious of weird goings on when patients in her hospital keep dying of complications during relatively simple operations. Her investigation leads to a top-secret medical organization that is harvesting organs for transplants. She is joined on her trail by fellow medical doctor Michael Douglas, and the two of them risk life and limb to get to the bottom of the mystery. Full of great twists and turns and led by a fascinating story, this adaptation of Robin Cook’s novel is a surefire winner. Look for a very young Ed Harris as a pathology resident.
Directed by Michael Crichton
Cinematography by Victor J. Kemper
Produced by Martin Erlichman
Music by Jerry Goldsmith
Production Design by Albert Brenner
Film Editing by David Bretherton