Dr. Peter Carey is a pathologist at a Boston hospital. The daughter of the hospital’s Chief of Staff dies after an illegal abortion goes wrong, and Carey’s friend and colleague Dr. David Tao is accused of performing the abortion. Carey doesn’t buy it, and so he digs deeper.
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Based on an early Michael Crichton novel 'The Carey Treatment' predates the popular pathologist genre with this somewhat off kilter take on the investigation of a doctor into a botched abortion. A strange item in Blake Edwards filmography the film reps an effort he actually wanted his name taken off due to re-editing by the producers. Coburn gives a memorable if seldom believable turn here. A bit of a relic.