The House of God (1984)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Black Comedy  |   Release Date - May 31, 1984 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 108 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - R
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Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka

In this abysmal, tasteless farce, the pitfalls of patient and staff life in a big city hospital are supposed to be the brunt of the jokes, but there are no living jokes in this film. In the first several scenes, the obnoxious know-it-all Fats (Charles Haid) introduces new interns to the hospital with an aggressive monologue that exhorts them to stay away from the patients and basically do exactly the opposite of what the Hippocratic Oath enjoins. Everything spirals downhill from there. Later on, an intern quits in disgust but returns to the hospital when one of his friends needs his medical expertise. As an example of the hilarious behavior of the protagonists, a female doctor does an autopsy while she herself is bare to the waist. Certainly her scalpel might have been put to better use by excising that scene and then transplanting another movie onto this one.



city, dilemma, doctor/nurse, employment, group, hospital, intern [medical], medical, pressure, stress [worry], big-city