• Fri. Mar 31st, 2023

“Coma” is a 1978 American thriller film directed by and starring , , and Richard Widmark. The movie is based on the novel of the same name by Robin Cook and follows a young doctor, Susan Wheeler (), who discovers that patients at her hospital are being deliberately put into comas for organ harvesting. With the help of her boyfriend, fellow doctor Mark Bellows (), she investigates the conspiracy and risks her own life to expose it.

The film was a commercial success and received generally positive reviews for its suspenseful plot, strong performances, and social commentary on the medical industry. It was nominated for two Academy Awards, including Best Art Direction and Best Sound, and has since become a cult classic in the thriller genre.

Directed by
Produced by Martin Erlichman
Screenplay by
Based on Coma
by Robin Cook
Music by Jerry Goldsmith
Cinematography Victor J. Kemper
Edited by David Bretherton
Color process Metrocolor
Distributed by United Artists
Release date January 6, 1978
Running time 113 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $4 million
Box office $50 million

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