Operation Heartbeat (U.M.C.) (MOD)

Operation Heartbeat was the pilot movie for the TV series Medical Center. The seven-season Medical Center would tie Marcus Welby, M.D. as the longest-running medical drama in TV history until the 15-season-run of ER took the crown.


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Operation Heartbeat (U.M.C.) (MOD)
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Operation Heartbeat (U.M.C.) (MOD)
 
4.3

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Engaging characters (6)
  • Great cinematography (5)
  • Broad appeal (3)
  • Emotionally engaging (3)
  • Original (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • At home (5)
  • Adult viewers (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual viewer (3)

Reviewed by 8 customers

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5.0

Shelley Fabares in a Bikini!

By Shelley Fabares Admirer

from California

About Me Movie Buff

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      • At Home

      Comments about Operation Heartbeat (U.M.C.) (MOD):

      I bought this film because of Shelley Fabares. Her part is not the best, but she has an excellent scene in a bikini from the 53:50 to 54:41 mark of the film. She is running along the beach in a red bikini, wow! Richard Bradford plays the lead here and does an excellent job. Overall this is a very well done medical drama which was the pilot for the show Medical Center, which had a 7 year run with Chad Everett as the star.

       
      4.0

      Operation Heartbeat

      By Doc

      from High Point, NC

      About Me Casual Viewer

      Pros

      • Engaging Characters
      • Great Cinematography
      • Original

      Cons

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        • Adult Viewers
        • At Home

        Comments about Operation Heartbeat (U.M.C.) (MOD):

        watch to enjoy some fine acting

         
        5.0

        Great!

        By Joe

        from Glendale, CA

        About Me Casual Viewer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Engaging Characters
        • Entertaining
        • Great Cinematography
        • High Production Value
        • Informative
        • Original

        Cons

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            Comments about Operation Heartbeat (U.M.C.) (MOD):

            Great show!

             
            3.0

            The Source Of A Hit Show

            By Actingman

            from New York, NY

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • For Completists

            Cons

            • Unoriginal

            Best Uses

            • Adult Viewers
            • At Home

            Comments about Operation Heartbeat (U.M.C.) (MOD):

            I always knew this tv-movie was out there, but it took the Archive to finally make it available. I was very interested in seeing it since I had watched the series it spawned: Medical Center. Sometimes a series will not match the quality of the movie-pilot, but in this case, the series was much better than the movie. But as someone who wants to see it all, I was very glad to buy this disc and see the movie. Next up will be to get the first season of Medical Center, which is also available from the WB Archive.

             
            3.0

            Great movie dvd format terrible

            By Chris

            from Ohio

            About Me Movie Buff

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Broad Appeal
            • Emotionally Engaging
            • Engaging Characters
            • Great Cinematography
            • Original Story
            • Talented Cast

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • At Home

              Comments about Operation Heartbeat (U.M.C.) (MOD):

              I was very disappointed when I opened this movie. The first copy wouldnt play at all and the second copy would not play in my DVD player but did play in my computer. It seems that your discs will not play in certain players that are readable/writable. Really big turn off.

               
              5.0

              Excellent "MEDICAL CENTER" Pilot Film

              By Dr. Joe Gannon

              from Massachusetts

              About Me Avid Moviegoer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Broad Appeal
              • Emotionally Engaging
              • Engaging Characters
              • Great Cinematography
              • Original Story
              • Talented Cast

              Cons

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                • Adult Viewers
                • At Home

                Comments about Operation Heartbeat (U.M.C.) (MOD):

                So glad to see Operation Heartbeat (the pilot movie for Medical Center on DVD. Have watched many times since I've purchased. Glad to see the long running series finally on DVD.

                 
                4.0

                Medical Center Pilot Movie

                By John

                from CA.

                About Me Casual Viewer

                Pros

                • Broad Appeal
                • Emotionally Engaging
                • Engaging Characters
                • Talented Cast

                Cons

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                    Comments about Operation Heartbeat (U.M.C.) (MOD):

                    Any fan of Medical Center will enjoy the pilot movie. The picture quality is good, but has not been remastered. Thank goodness Warner Brothers is now releasing the first season of Medical Center on DVD. All 26 episodes have been remastered for excellent picture and sound quality. Can't wait for the second season to be released!

                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Movie

                    By Brad

                    from Florida

                    About Me Avid Moviegoer

                    Pros

                    • Engaging Characters
                    • Entertaining
                    • Great Cinematography
                    • High Production Value
                    • Informative
                    • Original

                    Cons

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                        Comments about Operation Heartbeat (U.M.C.) (MOD):

                        Let's hope the first season of the Medical Center series will be released very soon on DVD. It is one of the best medical dramas ever on TV. I will buy all seven season!

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