The Ambulance

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

The Ambulance (1990, USA) is a Crime-Thriller film directed by Larry Cohen.

Synopsis: When comic book artist Josh (Eric Roberts) meets Cheryl (Janine Turner), he immediately falls for her -- unfortunately, she immediately takes a fall as well, collapsing in the street. It turns out Cheryl is diabetic, so Josh calls for an ambulance and promises to meet her at the hospital. When he arrives, however, the hospital has no record of Cheryl. Josh looks for help, even going to a police lieutenant (James Earl Jones), but nobody believes his story, so he must find the ambulance himself.


Main Details

  • Released in 1990
  • Color
  • Running time: 95 minutes
  • Production Co: Epic Productions
  • Distribution Co: Triumph Releasing Corporation
  • Directed by Larry Cohen
  • Produced by Larry Cohen, Moctesuma Esparza, Robert Katz
  • Written by Larry Cohen
  • Starring Eric Roberts, James Earl Jones, Red Buttons, Megan Gallagher
  • Music by Jay Chattaway
  • Cinematography by Jacques Haitkin
  • Edited by Claudia Finkle, Armond Leibowitz

Also Known As

  • Brazil - A Ambulância
  • Germany (complete title) Ambulance
  • Spain (video title) Ambulance
  • Spain - La ambulancia
  • Finland (video catalogue title) Ambulanssi
  • Finland Ambulanssi - tappava apu
  • France - L'ambulance
  • Hungary - Szirénázó halál
  • Italy - L'ambulanza
  • Netherlands (video box title) The Ambulance
  • Poland - Ambulans
  • Portugal - A ambulância
  • Serbia - Hitna pomoć
  • Soviet Union (Russian title) Скорая помощь


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