Doctors and lawyers: the symbolic twins of American upward mobility. PAPER CHASE meet GROSS ANATOMY. You're made for each other. In fact, change torts to tourniquets and lawyers' tweeds to doctors' smocks and you are
each other, identical twins to the undemystified core. Joe Slovak
(Matthew Modine) is the working-class exemplar here, wisecracking his way through his first year at med school. Tough anatomy prof Rachel Woodruff (Christine Lahti) doesn't take kindly to his cavalier attitude, though fellow student Laurie Rohrbach (Daphne Zuniga) finds his brashness intriguing.
Problems with Laurie and anger at the school's treatment of his roommate (forced to le...