The Real Er (1997)

Film details

  • Country

    United Kingdom

  • Year

    1997

  • Type

    Television

  • Category

    Non Fiction

Synopsis

Cook County Hospital in Chicago is the real-life inspiration for the hugely popular TV drama E R. Patients tend to be poor with no medical insurance. Edmund Coulthard's film focuses on the Trauma Unit which deals with serious injuries, mostly gunshots, stabbings and beatings and tells the story of people trying to provide medical solutions to social problems.

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