Playing God


1h 33m 1997

Brief Synopsis

Stripped of his medical license after performing an operation while high on amphetamines, famed LA surgeon Dr Eugene Sands abandons his former life only to find himself crossing paths with Raymond Blossom, an infamous counterfeiter. Employed as a "gun-shot doctor" when Raymond's associates cannot risk visiting a hospital, Eugene is lured deep into the criminal world and becomes entangled with his boss's girlfriend.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Crime
Thriller
Medical
Release Date
1997
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

Synopsis

Stripped of his medical license after performing an operation while high on amphetamines, famed LA surgeon Dr Eugene Sands abandons his former life only to find himself crossing paths with Raymond Blossom, an infamous counterfeiter. Employed as a "gun-shot doctor" when Raymond's associates cannot risk visiting a hospital, Eugene is lured deep into the criminal world and becomes entangled with his boss's girlfriend.

Crew

Marc Abraham

Producer

Steve Abrams

Grip

Molly Allen

Location Manager

Joey Altruda

Song

Ed Anders

Stunts

Robin Anderson

Script Supervisor

David Arnold

Consultant

David Arnold

Song

Kent Baker

Grip

Howard Ball

Music Contractor

Bobbi Banks

Adr Editor

Gabe Bartalos

Makeup

Dondi Bastone

Consultant

Tyger Belton

Other

Denise Bent

Foley Mixer

Armyan Bernstein

Executive Producer

Laura Bickford

Producer

Marsha Blackburn

Photography

Robert Blatchford

Driver

Thomas Bliss

Executive Producer

Andrew Blustain

Assistant Editor

Denise Boquist

Scenic Artist

Bob Bralver

Stunts

Leonard Bram

Unit Manager Assistant

Gregg Brazzel

Stunts

Carla Brand Breitner

Assistant Director

Darrel D Bricker

Production

Anna Bright

Sound Editor

Trip Brock

Editor

Allan Bromberg

Sound Editor

Andrew Broomhead

Driver

Stephen Brown

Driver

Ltj Buken

Song Performer

Paul Burdick

Props

Hugh Burns

Music

David V Butler

Assistant Sound Editor

Tracy Cambron

Driver

Dan Caplan

Storyboard Artist

Gus Carpenter

Assistant Editor

Edward C Carr

Rerecording

Richard Cartwright

Photography

Leonard Caston

Song

Terry Chambers

Assistant Editor

Phil Chapman

Music

Linda R Chen

Photography

Dave Coffey

Driver

Nancy Collini

Costumes

Jay Crimp

Stand-In

Paul Dallas

Stunt Man

B J Davis

Stunt Coordinator

Kisca Davis

Stunts

Michael J Dawson

Driver

Ivan Martin Del Campo

Office Assistant

Joy Dellapina

Special Thanks To

Michael J Deltufo

Set Production Assistant

Paskal Sound Design

Sound

Gary A Dionne

Driver

Willie Dixon

Song

Willie Dixon

Song Performer

Naomi Donne

Makeup

Adam S Dotson

Driver

Rn Donna Duffy

Technical Advisor

Skye Edwards

Song

Sara Endsley

Assistant

Timothy Grant Engle

Dga Trainee

Tass Filipos

Music Editor

Tony Fox

Driver

Ira Friedlander

Production Accountant

Jenifer Galvez

Electrician

Christopher Gauntt

Driver

Barry Gibb

Song

Maurice Gibb

Song

Robin Gibb

Song

Alex Gifford

Song

Ben C Giller

Driver

Penny A Gillman

Accountant

Stephen A. Gindorf

Props

Chris Godfrey

Best Boy Grip

Paul Godfrey

Song

Ross Godfrey

Song

David Gordon

Driver

Nicole Gorsuch

Costume Supervisor

Stephanie Gorsuch

Costumes

Misty Green

Assistant

Melanie Greene

Coproducer

Bruce Greenspan

Sound Editor

Wendy Greiner

Costumes

Will Griffin

Assistant Sound Editor

Vincent Guisetti

Foley Artist

Mikon A Haaksman

Assistant

Anthony Hall

Best Boy

Billy Hansard

Other

Mark Hansson

Assistant Director

Angie Hart

Song Performer

Angie Hart

Song

Richard Hartley

Music

Lee Hazlewood

Song

Lana Heying

Hair

Paul Hitchman

Consultant

Danny Holloway

Song

Greg Hooper

Assistant Art Director

Sean Hubbert

Assistant Editor

Timothy Hutton

Song Performer

Elaine J Huzzar

Casting

Tony Isaac

Song

Buzz Jochheim

Key Grip

P Jones

Driver

Ganjah K

Song Performer

Ganjah K

Song

Jay Katz

Assistant Sound Editor

Amy Killeen Foos

Office Assistant

Eric Knight

Assistant

Evette Frances Knight

Set Decorator

Johnny Knight

Construction Coordinator

Kevin Kubota

Boom Operator

Connie Jean Kunz

Post-Production Accountant

Kim Larsen

Props Assistant

Lisa D Lau

Office Assistant

Jennifer Lauren

Assistant

Mary Jane Lavacca

Casting Associate

James Lay

Sound Editor

Fred M. Lerner

Stunt Man

Scott Leva

Stunt Man

Rob Lewbel

Electrician

Timberlake Lewis

Assistant Camera Operator

Nicole M Libresco

Production Supervisor

Patty Long

Production Coordinator

James R Lowder

Transportation Coordinator

Paul Lucero

Location Assistant

Doug Madick

Foley Artist

Francis R Mahony Iii

Assistant Director

Dave Maiden

Rerecording

Brad Manheim

Office Assistant

Sally Masion

Special Thanks To

John Mason

Song

Dawn Matthews

Stand-In

Melissa Matthies

Property Master

Kely Mcclung

Stunts

Cole Mckay

Stunts

Burt N Melcher

Driver

Jessy Melowicz

Dga Trainee

France Metz

Location Assistant

J. Larry Michael

Driver

Anthony Miles

Office Assistant

Lee Miles

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Corey Miller

Assistant Production Coordinator

Cynthia Moon

Assistant

M B Moore

Driver

Steve Morey

Foreman

Stewart Nelson

Sound Editor

Staci Nguyen

Office Assistant

Robert J. Ohlandt

Set Production Assistant

Sonya Ooten

Costumes

Daniel R Ostrowske

Assistant

Eric Parker

Electrician

Darren Paskal

Sound Supervisor

Dan Perri

Main Title Design

Adam Peters

Song

Alan Porzio

Sound Editor

Christina Rasch

Assistant Sound Editor

Johanna Ray

Casting

Les Reed

Song

Pierre Remy

Caterer

Jonathan Richmond

Assistant Camera Operator

Tony Richmond

Director Of Photography

Will Riley

Sound Designer

Natasha Rizopoulos

Assistant

Howard A. Rodman

Other

G Marq Roswell

Music Supervisor

Aimee Rousey

Art Department Coordinator

Louise Rubacky

Editor

Elena Santaballa

Assistant Director

Ed Saxon

Dolly Grip

Basil Schmidt

Grip

Johnny Sender

Song

Douglas Shamburger

Other

Vivian Shen

Consultant

Naomi Shohan

Production Designer

Robbie Siegal

Special Thanks To

Scott Silvey

Sound Editor

Marc H Simon

Other

Troy Sizemore

Art Director

Dionne P Smith

Makeup Assistant

Mark Haskell Smith

Screenplay

Michael Sonntag

Driver

John Sosenko

Camera Operator

David Spence

Sound Editor

Melody St John

Special Thanks To

Mike Stanwick

Color Timer

Patrick J Statham

Stunts

Ronald J Stinton

Driver

Ronald R Stinton

Transportation Captain

Nancy Rae Stone

Coproducer

Nancy Rae Stone

Unit Production Manager

Pat Ellis Stubbs

Driver

John Switzer

Sound

Kurt Thum

Sound Editor

Lee Tinkham

Adr Mixer

Vance Trussell

Lighting Technician

Wooter Van Herwerden

Adr Mixer

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Crime
Thriller
Medical
Release Date
1997
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall October 17, 1997

Released in United States November 1998

Released in United States on Video May 12, 1998

Shown at London Film Festival November 5-19, 1998.

Began shooting May 21, 1996.

Completed shooting July 21, 1996.

Released in United States on Video May 12, 1998

Released in United States Fall October 17, 1997

Released in United States November 1998 (Shown at London Film Festival November 5-19, 1998.)