15 May 2008

National Lampoon Presents: RoboDoc

Spanks – 5

Director – Stephen Maddocks

Writers – Doug and Scott Gordon M.D.

Starring – Alan Thicke, David Faustino, Corin Nemec, Michael Winslow, and Will Haze

Release Date – World Premiere 10 May 08 (in theatres summer 2008)

MPAA Rating - R

I was lucky enough to be one of the first to see RoboDoc last Saturday in Orlando. Let me tell you this movie is hysterical. The entire theatre was laughing from the first reel to the last. The film is being distributed by National Lampoon, the same company that made you laugh in Animal House and Christmas Vacation. The film is a spoof on the way health care is provided in America and who better to write a film about this then two practicing doctors.

The stories antagonist is Attorney Jake Gorman who spends his days getting rich suing doctors for malpractice. To stop lawyers like Jake Gorman R.I.P Healthcare hires Jason Dockery ( David Faustino ) to build “Medical Device 63”, who the nurses named RoboDoc. The film then tells of how the staff including Chief of staff Dr. Roskin ( Alan Thicke ) of North Mercy Hospital adjust to having a robot doctor who can do diagnose and work on any medical problem. Every film needs a major conflict, we have Lawyer Jake Gorman who vows to find a way to successfully sue

Hopefully the politicians will go see this and realize the problem with American health-care and then fix it. When you go see the film you'll laugh but it will open your eyes to the crumbling health care industry.


Anonymous said...

I have not had a chance to see RoboDoc yet. I noticed from your review that a major character in the movie is Jake Gorman. Who played this role? Those whom I know in Orlando, who also saw the movie, said this character was played wonderfully. What was your impression? Also, any idea when the movie will be distributed, and where? Thanks.

Spanky's Movie Review Blog said...

Kenny Babel played Jake Gorman, and he did a great job playing the greedy lawyer. It is going to come out at the end of this summer.

Anonymous said...

I was at the second showing. Robodoc will be a big hit once it gets out there.

BTW you are a good movie reviewer with your down to earth style.

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Anonymous said...

ROBODOC is hilarious! Great Sat. Night beer and pretzels movie. The lawyer is hysterical! Must See!