Hometown Boy Makes Good (1990)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy of Errors  |   Release Date - Aug 2, 1990 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

The full title of this derivative comedy is Hometown Boy Makes Good. A pre-ER Anthony Edwards plays a young medical student who sends home glowing success reports to his mother. In reality, Edwards is washing dishes rather than scrubbing up. Deciding to return home and confess all, our hero is ordered to set up a psychiatric practice by the town mayor. Despite his protests, Edwards become the community's resident "shrink"-and, amazingly, his highly uniformed technique works! It's essentially Hail the Conquering Hero and Doc Hollywood rolled into one, but it's fun.



deception, mayor, medical-student, mother, psychiatrist