Playing God (1997)

Genres - Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Thriller, Crime Thriller  |   Release Date - Oct 17, 1997 (USA), Oct 17, 1997 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 94 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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After losing his license to work as a surgeon, synthetic-heroin addict Eugene Sands (David Duchovny) is on a downward spiral into the Los Angeles drug scene. One night, someone is shot in a bar, and Sands performs a life-saving medical maneuver on the spot. Word travels fast. A few days later, a limo drops him off at the Malibu den of counterfeiter-smuggler Raymond Blossom (Timothy Hutton) and his cupid-lipped moll Claire (Angelina Jolie). The bleach-haired Blossom needs someone to stitch up his hemorrhaging henchmen so they won't wind up answering questions at a hospital. He sees Sands as the ideal man to stop the flow of information and blood. It's a deal with the devil, but Sands accepts. Meanwhile, Claire has her eye on Sands, and FBI agent Gage (Michael Massee) has plans to bring down Blossom.

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addiction, decadence, drugs, life-of-crime, surgery