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Shocktrauma (1982)

Not Rated
TV Movie | 98 min | Drama

"There is a golden hour between life and death. If we can get to a patient inside that one hour, we can keep him alive. One miracle hour. It's that simple." Dr. R Adams Cowley If you are critically injured you have less than 60 minutes to ...See more"There is a golden hour between life and death. If we can get to a patient inside that one hour, we can keep him alive. One miracle hour. It's that simple." Dr. R Adams Cowley If you are critically injured you have less than 60 minutes to survive. You might not die right then; it may be three days or two weeks later, but something has happened in your body that is irreparable. It's shock, the body's reaction to terrible trauma... from car accidents, gunshots. That was the dilemma faced by heart surgeon R Adams Cowley and his team, determined to reverse that process, to discover what caused it, and to save lives. They took on the impossible cases, fought bureaucracy, and discovered the critical concept of the Golden Hour. Before "ER", before the modern system of emergency trauma medicine, there was the first... Shock Trauma. "William Conrad gives a powerful performance as Dr. R Adams Cowley, the Baltimore physician who pioneered and instituted the shocktrauma unit. It's realistic, sometimes devastatingly so, as it stresses the importance of speed in saving the life of an accident victim." - NY Daily News See less
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Director
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Eric Robertson (as Eric N. Robertson)
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Gary L. Smith (as Kelly Smith)
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Updated Oct 27, 1982

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Oct 27, 1982 (United States)

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17 cast members
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Philip Akin
Sam Hooker Sam Hooker   See fewer
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Leslie Carlson
Elton Bates (as Les Carlson) Elton Bates (as Les Carlson)   See fewer
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Jim Chad
John Grady John Grady   See fewer
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William Conrad
Dr. R Adams Cowley Dr. R Adams Cowley   See fewer
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Lawrence Dane
Dr. Jordan Tracy Dr. Jordan Tracy   See fewer
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Scott Hylands
Dr. "Tex" Goodnight Dr. "Tex" Goodnight   See fewer
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Patricia Idlette
Nurse Malcolm Nurse Malcolm   See fewer
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Kerrie Keane
Jill Jackson Jill Jackson   See fewer
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Ken Pogue
Governor Governor   See fewer
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Linda Sorensen
Elizabeth Scanlan Elizabeth Scanlan   See fewer
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Beau Starr
Gene Kowalski Gene Kowalski   See fewer
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Andrew Thomson
Dr. Silverthorn (as Andrew Martin Thomson) Dr. Silverthorn (as Andrew Martin Thomson)   See fewer
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Murray Westgate
Police Superintendent Grier Police Superintendent Grier   See fewer
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Chris Wiggins
Dr. McCall Dr. McCall   See fewer
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Barbara Williams
Nurse Andrea Davidson Nurse Andrea Davidson   See fewer
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John Corbett
Trauma Patient (uncredited) Trauma Patient (uncredited)   See fewer
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7 / 10 | 13 votes