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      Vital Signs

      1986 1h 40m Drama List
      Reviews Matthew St. James (Edward Asner) is a leading surgeon who has gradually become an alcoholic. After a drunken driving incident, his family realizes Matthew has a problem, so his son, Dr. Hayward (Gary Cole), comes to stay with his father and help him. But Hayward, also a surgeon, is like his father in another way: He too has a severe addiction. Hayward hides his need for morphine and amphetamines, but the denial of both doctors about their problems makes it difficult for either to change. Read More Read Less
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      Synopsis Matthew St. James (Edward Asner) is a leading surgeon who has gradually become an alcoholic. After a drunken driving incident, his family realizes Matthew has a problem, so his son, Dr. Hayward (Gary Cole), comes to stay with his father and help him. But Hayward, also a surgeon, is like his father in another way: He too has a severe addiction. Hayward hides his need for morphine and amphetamines, but the denial of both doctors about their problems makes it difficult for either to change.
      Director
      Stuart Millar
      Producer
      Stuart Millar
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Runtime
      1h 40m