Extreme Measures

Synopsis: Thriller about Guy Luthan (Hugh Grant), a British doctor working at a hospital in New York who starts making unwanted enquiries when the body of a man who died in his emergency room disappears. The trail leads Luthan to the door of the eminent surgeon Dr Lawrence Myrick (Gene Hackman), but Luthan soon finds himself in danger from people who want the hospital's secret to remain undiscovered.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director(s): Michael Apted
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
118 min


Sh*t, man! Get the f*** down!

It's them. Sh*t!

They follow me. You go the other way.

I'll try for the corner.

One of us will make it.

Listen to me.

You go and try to make it

back to The Room.

Wish me luck, brother.

It doesn't seem to be serious.

Just passed out from alcohol.

- Anyone been able to ID the guy?

- Nothing yet, Officer.

We'll get him cleaned up a little.

I gotta go.

- Paul, I need you in here now.

- Right away.

What've we got?

32-year-old cop, multi-gunshots.

Right chest and leg.

- Vitals in the field?

- Stable.

Type of weapon?

Ask him.

He shot him.

Multi-shots also.

A crack pipe was in his pocket.

Let's get lines, pressure

and fluid back here, please.

I need two teams. Simon, he's yours.

Martin, Christina, over here.

I need you out of here now.

Do us a favor.

Father, you're too early, as ever.

Get him stable and upstairs. Jodie?

Call the ORs. I want two rooms

in about three minutes.

Hi, how you doing? My name's Dr. Luthan.

I'm the doctor in charge.

You've been shot but you're doing fine.

Mind if I look?

Let's take a little look.

It's not so bad. Do me a favor.

Take a deep breath when I say, "Now".

Jodie in Trauma. We've got two patients

with gunshots. We need two ORs.

Deep breath.

Great. No breath sounds on the right.

Get a chest tube...

...and rays here. Stat, Paula, stat.

- Got a name? Talk to me.

- Simon, how're we doing?

- A shot in the neck, one in the arm...

- And the wild look in your eye.

Let's relax. Same goes for everyone.

Including you. You've been doing crack?

Who the f*** are you?

You been doing heroin?

I need to know if I'm gonna help you.

I'll look at your arm.

Get a combine and pressure on that.

- How're we upstairs?

- Nothing yet.

Of course not. Stupid of me.

That's it. Right through there.

One room up. OR 3 standing by.

That's no good. I need two rooms.

Two patients need two rooms.

Motherf***er shot me.

He f***ing shot me!

But you shot him first, didn't you?

Calm down. Help us out.

We're getting a urine sample.

Are we in?

We're in.

- Good. Joel, do we have x-rays?

- Nothing yet.

- Where's Paula?

- Don't know.

Gentlemen, please? Thanks.

Doc, you remember me, right?

How's my guy?

Obviously he's been shot, so...

Excuse me.

He's got a family.

- Good. Point taken. Thank you.

- This is his wife.

Your husband will be okay. He'll be fine.

Thank you.

Talk to you later.

The other guy, go easy

on the painkillers, will you?

X- rays are good.

Let's get them both upstairs.

I can't shake another room.

They've just gotta open one, that's all.

They just did. They're full.

What's the move?

We got an expanding hematoma.

Pressure's dropping.


BP's stable but we already lost a liter

through the chest tube.

Take the cop. Whole team goes with him.

This team stays with me.

Here, Daniel, you're gonna need this.

Jodie, tell them he's coming.

I need a basic tray set-up, sterile gloves.

I need to get him intubated

and I need light on this subject.

I wanted to thank you.

You did a great thing for my guy.

Listen, it's... No, not you.

This is one hell of a doctor, I tell you.

She knows, she knows.

Good. Thank you very much then.

Thank you.

Tara, can you get Mrs. Gomez

up to the pulmonary unit? Excuse me.

- You need anything, call me.

- Will do.

- I owe you one.

- Sure.

Anytime. Name's Stone, as in Sharon.

Listen, they only gave me one room.

Yes, I know. But you knew

the other guy was in much worse shape.

- They'll both make it.

- You didn't know that.

I did.

Look, you made a moral choice,

not a medical one. I guess I'm just...

- I'm surprised, that's all.

- Hang on. Wait.

This is New York. Gunshot wounds

aren't entirely unfamiliar to me.

My opinion was

that they were both stable.

I wanted two ORs, I didn't get them.

I had to choose.

On my right, I see a cop with his wife

in the hallway, and pictures of his kids.

On my left, a guy who pulled

a gun on a city bus.

I had ten seconds to make a choice.

I had to make it.

I hope I did the right thing. I think I did.

Oh, sh*t.

Maybe I didn't, I don't know.

Listen, I'm sorry. I'm just...

It's okay, it's okay.

You may well be right and I appreciate it.

I will resign first thing in the morning.

That's fair.

Good night.

Look, Jodie?

Are you doing second shift tomorrow?

Yeah, why?

Well, it's just I have to...

...get these intern evaluations done.

I'm supposed to get a nurse's input

and I was wondering if maybe I could...

...get yours.

- Mine?

I was just thinking,

your critical faculties seem quite...


I'm sorry I got upset.

This week has been bad.

I know it's been bad. In fact...

...you're too busy. It's ridiculous.

I'll do it. It's fine. I'll do it.



Bobby, please go away.

I've got 16 patients out there.

I gave you a prescription

for pain meds yesterday.

I lost it. I got mugged.

How many times you get mugged a week?

Come on. I need some damn medication.

No, take the vitamins I gave you.

Try to exercise occasionally.

Sorry, but my membership

to the tennis club just expired.

Should I do dips

on the turnstiles in the subway?

You're not sick,

so I can't give you a prescription.

Okay? Give us a break.

Okay, sure. I can respect that.

- Appreciate it.

- Guy!

I need a consult. Urgent.

Excuse me, Doc. Are you an American?

Can I talk to you? Yo, bro!

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Tony Gilroy

Anthony Joseph "Tony" Gilroy is an American screenwriter and filmmaker. He wrote the screenplays for the Bourne series starring Matt Damon, among other successful films, and directed the fourth film of the franchise. more…

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