Article 99 (1992) - Rotten Tomatoes

Article 99 (1992)




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This film's title refers to a fictional legal loophole which states that American veterans cannot be treated in VA hospitals unless their illnesses are related to military service. The pinchpenny administrator of a Kansas City hospital intends to follow this proviso, while his irreverent staff tries to circumvent the rules.

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Ray Liotta
as Dr. Sturgess
Forest Whitaker
as Dr. Handleman
Lea Thompson
as Dr. Van Dorn
John Mahoney
as Dr. Dreyfoos
Kathy Baker
as Dr. Diana Walton
Noble Willingham
as Inspector General
Julie Bovasso
as Amelia Sturdeyvant
Troy Evans
as Pat Travis
Lynne Thigpen
as Nurse White
Jeffrey Tambor
as Dr. Leo Krutz
Leo Burmester
as Shooter Polaski
Ernest Abuba
as Ikiro Tenabe
Rutanya Alda
as Ann Travis
Michelle Little
as Nurse Pierce
Emily Houpt
as Dr. Norris
Mark Lowenthal
as Dr. Wolin
Cheryl Collins
as Nurse Stevens
Donna Thomason
as Nurse Lyles
Brenda Varda
as Nurse Nichols
Karon Wright
as Secretary
Rick Reed
as Maintenance Man
Jeff Reiland
as Maintenance Man
Douglas Dirkson
as Freaked Patient
Ed Autry
as Mumbling Man
Meyer L. Goldman
as Mr. Ponzini
Vince Melocchi
as Tense Patient
Ted Shonka
as McCarthy
Gwendolyn Shepherd
as Personnel Clerk
Bonita Hanson
as Clerk at Front Desk
James Medina
as Puzzled Intern
Rodney McCay
as Orderly
C.L. Foster Jr.
as Cigarette Vet
Joe Greve
as Lobby Vet
Tracy Sloat
as Gomer Ward Nurse
Erik Holland
as Gomer Ward Patient
Debra Bluford
as Men's Ward Nurse
Larry Kirchner
as Men's Ward Patient
John Lafayette
as Neurologist
C. Craig Satterlee
as Radiologist
Lynn King
as Pathology Lab Tech
Joe Lerer
as Reporter
Kathy Quinn
as Nurse in Cafeteria
Ann Redow
as Nurse in Bathroom
Jophery C. Brown
as Admitting Guard
Kevin Brief
as Sleeping Security Guard
Granvile O'Neal
as Security Guard
Henry Levingston
as Security Guard
Kevin Davidson
as Inspector General's Aide
Donald Bishop
as New Director
Harold Hauss
as Helicopter Pilot
John C. McGinley
as Dr. Rudy Bobrick
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Critic Reviews for Article 99

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (4)

Article 99, which wants to be the MASH of veteran's hospitals, filled me with a great unease as I was watching it.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Article 99 is too good to be true -- even with its mildly stinging epilogue.

May 30, 2018 | Full Review…

It tries to be satirical and valiant, but doesn't quite get there.

October 15, 2004 | Rating: 2/5

Scores some good points with its moral condemnation of an institution that puts saving money ahead of saving lives.

July 18, 2003 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Article 99


Wasnt bad, I thought it would be alot better considering the cast. Loved when Keifer donned the floppy hat as his father did in M.A.S.H

Lee Kyle
Lee Kyle

Super Reviewer


A very entertaining film about the innovative means by which doctors in a veterans hospital try and actually help the patients,while being thwarted by bureaucratic red tape at every turn.

Audrey Lush
Audrey Lush

Super Reviewer

If you haven't seen this movie then I recommend it, kinda like a modern day M*A*S*H, but instead of a far off distant country the war is right here at home, as a group of doctors have to break every rule in the book to defeat a corrupt system and get America's war veterans the treatment they deserve.

Jason Reneau
Jason Reneau

Super Reviewer

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