Critical Condition (film)

Critical Condition (film)
Critical Condition

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Michael Apted
Produced by Robert Cort
Ted Field
Written by Denis Hamill
John Hamill
Alan Swyer
Starring Richard Pryor
Rachel Ticotin
Rubén Blades
Joe Mantegna
Bob Dishy
Sylvia Miles
Bob Saget
Garrett Morris
Music by Alan Silvestri
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date(s) January 16, 1987
Running time 100 min.
Language English
Box office $20,240,502

Critical Condition is a 1987 comedy film starring Richard Pryor.


Pryor plays Kevin Lennihan, a con man who is framed in a jewel robbery. In order to escape custody, he fakes insanity, then poses as surgeon Dr. Eddie Slattery at a local hospital when he switches places with the administrator Arthur Chambers (Joe Mantegna). During a flood and a power outage that follows, Kevin takes charge of the hospital and tries to maintain some order in his unorthodox way.


Actor Wesley Snipes has small role as an ambulance driver.

Randall "Tex" Cobb guest stars playing Richard Pryor's insane friend Box

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