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The Hospital Details


Directed by Arthur Hiller from the second of three Academy Award-winning screenplays by Paddy Chayefsky, The Hospital is a black comedy centering on Dr. Herbert Bock (George C. Scott), a bitter, suicidal surgeon. While patients at the hospital die left and right due to the extreme carelessness and ineptness of the staff that surrounds him, the lonely Bock finds himself falling for Barbara (Diana Rigg), the daughter of Edmund (Barnard Hughes), a patient. Meanwhile, a mysterious killer has begun stalking the hospital, taking out staff members. In addition to Chayefsky's Oscar win, The Hospital garnered a Best Actor nomination for Scott, who lost to Gene Hackman for The French Connection. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi


Awarded by
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Diana Rigg Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1971 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Paddy Chayefsky Best Screenplay 1971 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Paddy Chayefsky Best Original Screenplay 1971 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Paddy Chayefsky Best Screenplay 1972 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association George C. Scott Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 1971 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences George C. Scott Best Actor 1971 Nominee


George C. Scott
as Dr. Herbert Bock
Diana Rigg
as Barbara Drummond
Barnard Hughes
as Mr. Drummond
Nancy Marchand
as Head Nurse
Stephen Elliott
as Hospital Executive
Donald Harron
as Hospital Executive
Katherine Helmond
as Marilyn Mead
Frances Sternhagen
as Mrs. Cushing
Andrew Duncan
as William Mead
Julie Garfield
as Nurse Perez
Cynthia Belgrave
as Nurse Reardon
Alex Colon
as Young Lord
Teresa Hughes
as Mrs. Donovan
Tom Spratley
as Mitgang
Bette Henritze
as Operating Room Nurse
Christopher Guest
as Resident
Richard Dysart
as Dr. Welbeck
Roberts Blossom
as Hospital Victim
Stockard Channing
Jacqueline Brookes
as Dr. Immelman
Jordan Charney
as Hitchcock
Angie Ortega
as Drummond's Victim
Lenny Baker
as Dr. Schaefer
Lorrie Davis
as Nurse Divine
Lou Polan
as Dr. Lagerman
Nancy MacKay
as Sheilah
Paul Mace
as Intern Ambler
Rehn Scofield
as Dr. Spezio
Richard Hamilton
as Dr. Ronald Casey
Robert Walden
as Young Doctor


Arthur Hiller
Howard Gottfried
Jack Grossberg
Paddy Chayefsky
Victor J. Kemper
Yossif Surchadijev
Composer (Music Score)
Eric Albertson
Gene Rudolf
Production Designer
Herb Mulligan
Set Designer
Vincent Callaghan