Playing God (film) Stripped of his medical license after performing an operation while high on amphetamines, famed L.A. surgeon Dr. Eugene Sands abandons his former life only to find himself crossing paths with Raymond Blossom, a ruthless criminal. Raymond hires Eugene as his “gunshot doctor,” treating associates who cannot risk visiting a hospital. Lured deeper and deeper into the dangerous underworld and growing treacherously close to Claire, Raymond’s seductive girlfriend, Eugene is faced with his most challenging decision–to continue a life on the run or to face his demons and regain control of his destiny. A Touchstone film. Directed by Andy Wilson. Released on October 17, 1997. Stars David Duchovny (Eugene Sands), Timothy Hutton (Raymond Blossom), Angelina Jolie (Claire). 93 min. Set in Los Angeles in the 1990s, the film used local locations all around the city.