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- Dec 16, 2010
The villain was a cardiologist. He was in bed with the drug company to get approval for a statin equivalent that was shown to have unacceptable hepatotoxic side effects. The pathologist had seen the original liver biopsies on the study patients and diagnosed the hepatic necrosis. She let Dr. Kimball know that liver biopsies from the study patients had been switched for sections of histologically normal liver confirming Kimball's suspicions that the investigators were falsifying the evidence to get the drug approved. The pathologist was a little noted nor long-remembered (but essential) part of finding out the truth--kind of like real life."The Fugitive" sure didn't do much for the image of pathologists. The villain is a pathologist.
Anyway, Pathology (the movie) came out while I was a resident. I kept waiting for the drug-addled orgy that takes place in the morgue to happen amongst my residency classmates, but alas...
If I were casting this movie, I would have gotten Forest Whitacker for the role. Better actor. Loved him in Last King of Scotland, Fast times ridgemont high etc. They needed Will Smith I guess to get people to come see a boring movie. Seriously, how interesting could this possibly be? I bet they make the NFL look horrible and it will be the same hollywood narrative- Evil corporation vs the "little guy".I actually know Dr. Omalu. I need to get his autograph now...once Will Smith plays you in a movie, you are legit.
Can't tell whether you're saying that because you're tired of cliche Hollywood narratives, or if you seriously doubt the actual story (or at least the story as told by PBS's FRONTLINE http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/league-of-denial/ -- which is, indeed, a David-vs-Goliath-esque type of narrative)I bet they make the NFL look horrible and it will be the same hollywood narrative- Evil corporation vs the "little guy".
Will Smith turned down Tarantino's Django unchained too... Seems like he's having a tough time choosing his movies. The days of the fresh prince are long gone.They shouldn't have made it look like the feds/NFL went after Cyril Wecht because of his support of Bennet. That was very disappointing and had me wondering if Oliver Stone directed the movie. It was obvious they weren't going to portray the NFL very well but making it look like they caused a miscarriage and went after another forensic pathology to send a message was too much. I give the movie two thumbs down. Typical hollywood formula pic.
I heard a while back that Will Smith was the first choice to play Neo in the Matrix trilogy but turned it down to do the Wild Wild West. I can't imagine anyone but Keanu Reeves as Neo.