...First Do No Harm

Synopsis: When Lori Reimuller learns that her young son Robbie has epilepsy, she first trusts the judgment of the hospital staff in how best to bring it under control. As Robbie's health slides radically downhill, however, she becomes frustrated and desperate, and so does her own research into the existing literature on treatments. When she decides to try an alternative treatment called the Ketogenic Diet, devised long ago by a doctor from Johns Hopkins, she is met with narrow-minded resistance from Robbie's doctor, who is prepared to take legal action to prevent Lori from removing him from the hospital. This movie is an indictment of those in the medical profession who discuss only the treatment options they favor. Several of the minor characters are portrayed by people who have been not just helped, but cured by the Ketogenic diet.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Jim Abrahams
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.9
PG-13
Year:
1997
94 min
136 Views


He has a thing for you.

Oh, David!

She's lonely, Mom. Listen to her. Can I

go out and keep her company a while?

No, you can go up to bed.

Both of you.

- Can't I watch TV?

- Mm-mm.

- Give me a kiss.

- Thanks, Dad.

- Good night, Dad.

- Oh!

You know, you've completely ruined your

daughter's chances for a happy marriage.

Where on earth is she gonna find a guy

who'll win her dream horse in a poker game?

Well...

what have I done for my chances

for a happy marriage?

Mmm.

I take it back. This is why

they call me "Lucky Dave".

Oh, maybe Lynn's right.

Maybe I should go bed down in her stall

just for the first night.

Or you were hoping

I'd bed down in yours?

- Yes.

- Show a little appreciation?

- Somethin' like that.

- Oh, sorry, Schwartz.

Kansas City's

number-one-rated country music...

Mom, do you know where my backpack is?

No. You think back

to where you last saw it.

Found it!

- Did you make your bed?

- I'll do it before we leave.

- Hey, Mom, I want to ride Schwartz.

- A little later.

- You said I could ride him.

- Yeah.

- It's a her.

- How do you know?

After school you can.

- Promise?

- Uh-huh. Scout's honor.

Get the oil changed

in the car today.

Yeah. I'll drop it off

on my way.

Okay, troops...

we have five minutes.

Ooh! Strong, darlin'.

- Fertilizer should be in in

a couple of weeks. - Good.

And you can tell Nancy that...

Thanks, Lori.

See you next week.

- Hey, Doc.

- Hey, Lori.

Looks like the airline's

got you busy.

Yeah, I'm flying K.C. - Denver -

San Francisco this month.

- And I'm plantin' my crops whenever

I have a few minutes. - Ooh.

So, are you still

seein' patients too?

Not for years.

That was another life.

I wouldn't know a stethoscope if it

jumped up and strangled me.

Oh, I hear you have a new mouth to feed

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Ann Beckett (5 February 1927 - 2002) was an Irish pioneer of occupational therapy, a sister of John Beckett (an Irish musician, composer and conductor) and Peter Beckett (a pioneering figure in Irish psychiatry). She was a cousin of the famous writer and playwright Samuel Beckett. more…

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