Jill Rachlin
December 20, 1991 AT 05:00 AM EST

Doc Hollywood

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG-13
performer
Michael J. Fox, Julie Warner, George Hamilton, Woody Harrelson
director
Michael Caton-Jones
distributor
Warner Bros.
genre
Romance, Comedy

We gave it an A-

A Southern-fried fish-out-of-water story, Doc Hollywood stars Michael J. Fox as a fast-track doctor stranded in Grady, S.C., ”the squash capital of the South.” It’s filled with idiosyncratic touches (a pet pig named Jasmine follows the Doc around) and eccentric characters (when the town’s regular doctor drinks too much, he recites Walt Whitman). Fox is likable, if not surprising, as the Alex P. Keatonish doctor, Woody Harrelson (Cheers) is outlandish as a superhick insurance agent, and George Hamilton is particularly biting as a ponytailed L.A. plastic surgeon. One of last summer’s hits, Doc promises to have a long, healthy life on video. A-

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