The Doctor ★★½ 1991 (PG-13)
A hotshot doctor develops throat cancer and gets treated at his own hospital, an ordeal that teaches him a respect and compassion for patients that he formerly lacked. Potential melodrama is saved by fine acting and strong direction. Based on the autobiographical book “A Taste of My Own Medicine” by Dr. Edward Rosenbaum. 125m/C VHS, DVD . William Hurt, Elizabeth Perkins, Christine Lahti, Mandy Patinkin, Wendy Crewson, Charlie Korsmo, Adam Arkin, Bill Macy; D: Randa Haines; W: Robert Caswell; C: John Seale; M: Michael Convertino.