The House of God

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  • R
  • 1984
  • 1 hr 48 min
  • 5.7  (213)

The House of God is a medical satire film that was released in 1984. It is based on the novel of the same name by Samuel Shem and is directed by Donald Wrye. The film features a cast that includes Tim Matheson, Charles Haid, and Michael Sacks. The story follows a group of medical interns as they navigate their way through their first year at the fictional university hospital, known as the House of God. The hospital is notorious for its brutal and unforgiving environment, where the interns are often subjected to long hours, brutal hazing, and difficult patients. The interns quickly learn that in order to survive the House of God, they must follow the unwritten rules of their superiors, known as the "Fat Man" and the "Runt."

As the interns struggle to adjust to their new surroundings, they begin to question the ethics and morality of the medical profession. They witness firsthand the callous and indifferent treatment of patients by their superiors, as well as the corruption and greed that often underlies medical decision-making. Through a series of harrowing experiences, the interns come to understand that in order to be true healers, they must be willing to challenge the status quo and put their patients' needs above all else.

The House of God is a darkly comedic film that explores the often-harsh realities of the medical profession. It is a cautionary tale that highlights the need for empathy, integrity, and compassion in healthcare, and the dangers of blindly following tradition and authority. The film's unique blend of humor and pathos make it a thought-provoking and entertaining watch, as well as a must-see for anyone considering a career in medicine.

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