Pathology (2008)

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  • IMDb page: Pathology (2008)
  • Rate: 5.8/10 total 16,272 votes 
  • Genre: Crime | Thriller
  • Release Date: 11 April 2008 (UK)
  • Runtime: 95 min
  • Filming Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Budget: $8,000,000(estimated)
  • Gross: $108,662(USA)(4 May 2008)
  • Director: Marc Schölermann
  • Stars: Alyssa Milano, Milo Ventimiglia and Keir O'Donnell
  • Original Music By: Johannes Kobilke  Robb Williamson  (as Robert Williamson) 
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Murder | Pathology | Game | Student | Medical School

Writing Credits By:

  • Mark Neveldine (written by) (as Neveldine) &
  • Brian Taylor (written by) (as Taylor)

Known Trivia

  • In order to prepare for their roles, several cast members watched a number of real autopsies.
  • Due to disturbing behavior throughout – including violence, gruesome images, strong sexual content – the first theatrical trailer of the movie was digitally altered. It showed operation scenes without human organs, also Milo Ventimiglia’s hands digitally erased in a love scene. But the later Red Band version was released without any alterations.See also Into the Blue and The Hangover.

Goofs: Revealing mistakes: When the doctors slam the Asian man's corpse into the wall (on the gurney), it is clear that the actor puts his hands up defensively before he falls.

Plot: A group of medical students devise a deadly game: to see which one of them can commit the perfect murder. Full summary »  »

Story: Harvard Medical School graduate Dr. Ted Grey arrives at one of the nations most prestigious Pathology programs and is quickly noticed by the program's privileged and elite band of pathology interns who invite him into their crowd. It is also here, where he is introduced to Dr. Jake Gallo, who brings him to a secluded wing, where he and four other indulge in their after-hours, extra-curricular activities…finding ways to commit the perfect murder!Written by suspicious  

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Produced By:

  • Marc Bienstock known as executive producer
  • Phyllis Carlyle known as executive producer
  • Yan Fisher-Romanovsky known as executive producer
  • Gary Gilbert known as producer
  • Gary Lucchesi known as producer
  • Mark Neveldine known as producer (as Neveldine)
  • Eric Reid known as executive producer
  • Tom Rosenberg known as producer
  • David Rubin known as executive producer
  • Barrett Stuart known as executive producer
  • Brian Taylor known as producer (as Taylor)
  • Skip Williamson known as producer
  • Richard S. Wright known as producer (as Richard Wright)

FullCast & Crew:

  • Milo Ventimiglia known as Ted Grey
  • Michael Weston known as Jake Gallo
  • Alyssa Milano known as Gwen Williamson
  • Lauren Lee Smith known as Juliette Bath
  • Johnny Whitworth known as Griffin Cavenaugh
  • John de Lancie known as Dr. Quentin Morris
  • Mei Melançon known as Catherine Ivy
  • Keir O'Donnell known as Ben Stravinsky
  • Buddy Lewis known as Harper Johnson
  • Dan Callahan known as Chip Bentwood
  • Larry Drake known as Fat Bastard
  • Med Abrous known as Young Pathology Resident
  • Alan Blumenfeld known as Mr. Williamson
  • Gary Buckner known as Motherfucker
  • Jeb Burris known as Worker
  • Eurydice Davis known as Hooker
  • Jarvis W. George known as ICU Doctor (as Jarvis George)
  • Anne Girard known as Donna (Ben's Date)
  • Eric Kaldor known as Homeless Lunatic
  • Keith Morris known as Hitchhiker
  • Kate Mulligan known as Woman on Bus
  • Donnie Smith known as Man on Bus
  • Yvonne Mojica-Nelson known as Hispanic ICU Nurse (as Yvonne Mojica Nelson)
  • Deborah Pollack known as Mrs. Williamson (as Debbie Pollack)
  • Cheryl Starbuck known as Panicked Woman (as Cheryl Starbuck-Rocca)
  • Sam Witwer known as Party Boy
  • Don Abernathy known as Civilian (uncredited)
  • Brett Kelly known as Dead Kid (uncredited)
  • Carol Shook known as Doctor (uncredited)
  • Waneeki Yokomee-Fung known as Visitor (uncredited)

..{tab=Supporting Department}Makeup Department:

  • Tracey Anderson known as assistant makeup artist
  • Sarah Ault known as hair stylist daily
  • Richard De Alba known as hair stylist daily
  • Sara De Pue known as makeup artist
  • Connie Grayson known as hair technician
  • Dugg Kirkpatrick known as head hair stylist
  • Carol Koch known as sculptor: Tatopoulos Studios, Inc.
  • Ken Niederbaumer known as special makeup effects artist
  • Calvin Scott known as key makeup artist
  • Randy Westgate known as makeup department head

Art Department:

  • Shant Balkian known as set dresser
  • Jerry A. Chavez known as property master
  • John Fox known as storyboard artist
  • John A. Gomez known as leadman
  • Wendy Jerde known as gang boss painter
  • David Lombard known as leadman
  • Wendy Means known as art department coordinator (as Wendy Stanton)
  • Amanda Mendonca known as buyer
  • Eric Reichardt known as lead scenic artist
  • Wayne Springfield known as construction coordinator
  • Trey Shaffer known as graphic designer (uncredited)


Production Companies:

  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) (presents)
  • Lakeshore Entertainment (presents)
  • Camelot Pictures (presents)

Other Companies:

  • Casting Associates  extras casting
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  cranes
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  dollies
  • Dennis Davidson & Associates Public Releations (DDA)  international publicity consultants
  • Doggicam Systems  BodyMount provided by
  • Keslow Cameras  camera equipment provided by
  • Lakeshore Records  soundtrack
  • Panther Dollies & Cranes  grip and lighting equipment (Jib Arm)
  • Picture Mill, The  titles
  • Rockbottom Rentals  cell phone rentals
  • Rockbottom Rentals  walkie rentals
  • Wildfire Studios  adr recording facility


  • ACME (2008) (Lithuania) (theatrical)
  • Cathay-Keris Films (2008) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Concorde Filmverleih (2008) (Germany) (theatrical)
  • Entertainment Film Distributors (2008) (UK) (theatrical)
  • Long Shong Entertainment Multimedia Company (2007) (Taiwan) (theatrical)
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) (2007) (USA) (theatrical)
  • D Productions (2008) (Turkey) (all media)
  • Dutch FilmWorks (DFW) (2008) (Netherlands) (DVD)
  • Entertainment in Video (2008) (UK) (DVD)
  • Laptv (2009) (Argentina) (TV)
  • MGM Home Entertainment (2008) (USA) (DVD)
  • Noori Pictures (2008) (South Korea) (all media)
  • Nordisk Film Theatrical Distribution (2009) (Finland) (DVD)
  • Odeon (2008) (Greece) (DVD)
  • Roadshow Entertainment (2008) (Australia) (DVD)
  • West Video (2008) (Russia) (all media)

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Special Effects:

  • CafeFX (visual effects)
  • Furious FX
  • LOOK! Effects (visual effects)
  • Patrick Tatopoulos Design
  • Sub/Par Pix
  • Tatopoulos Studios
  • Tinsley Studio (special make-up effect prosthetics)

Visual Effects by:

  • Lindsay Anderson known as digital paint artist
  • Mandy Arnold known as digital artist
  • Jeff Barnes known as production executive: CafeFX
  • Andrew Byrne known as visual effects artist
  • Donnie Creighton known as digital intermediate producer
  • Erin M. Cullen known as rotoscope artist: Furious FX
  • Scott Dougherty known as visual effects executive producer: Furious FX
  • Ryan Helsley known as digital intermediate producer
  • Les G. Jones known as visual effects producer
  • Brandon Kachel known as digital artist: Cafe FX
  • Vincent Lavares known as data manager: Laser Pacific
  • David Lingenfelser known as executive visual effects supervisor: Furious Fx
  • James McQuaide known as visual effects supervisor
  • Sk Nguyen known as visual effects coordinator
  • Gary Oldroyd known as visual effects producer
  • Desi Ortiz known as visual effects managing editor: CafeFX
  • Michael Pecchia known as senior compositor: CafeFx
  • Rebecca Ramsey known as visual effects executive producer: Look Effects
  • Migs Rustia known as visual effects editor
  • Chris Serenil known as computer services manager
  • Mark Shoaf known as cg supervisor: Furious FX
  • Joey Sila known as digital effects artist: Luma Pictures
  • Tiffany Smith known as visual effects producer: Furious FX
  • Paul Stemmer known as visual effects editor
  • Mai Suzuki known as digital restoration artist
  • Tracy Takahashi known as visual effects producer: Furious FX
  • Pieter Swusten known as matte artist (uncredited)
  • Patrick Wolf known as lead pipeline developer: CafeFX (uncredited)

Release Date:

  • UK 11 April 2008
  • South Korea 17 April 2008
  • USA 18 April 2008 (limited)
  • Philippines 23 April 2008
  • Thailand 29 May 2008
  • Russia 5 June 2008
  • Estonia 2 July 2008
  • Turkey 4 July 2008
  • Singapore 7 August 2008
  • Netherlands 2 September 2008 (DVD premiere)
  • Germany 25 September 2008
  • Iceland 3 October 2008
  • Greece 6 October 2008 (DVD premiere)
  • Switzerland 15 October 2008 (French speaking region)
  • Australia 6 November 2008 (DVD premiere)
  • Brazil 29 April 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Finland 6 May 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Argentina 28 August 2009 (TV premiere)
  • France 19 October 2010 (DVD premiere)

MPAA: Rated R for disturbing and perverse behavior throughout, including violence, gruesome images, strong sexual content, nudity, drug use and language


Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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