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A trio of beautiful private-duty nurses that practice more than the medical arts must confront underground drug traffickers, racism and murder in their local hospital. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Katherine Cannon ... Spring (as Kathy Cannon)
Joyce Williams ... Lola
Pegi Boucher ... Lynn
Joseph Kaufmann ... Dr. Doug Selden

Dennis Redfield ... Domino

Robert F. Simon ... Dr. Sutton

Morris Buchanan ... Kirby

Herbert Jefferson Jr. ... Dr. Elton
Paul Hampton ... Dewey

Paul Gleason ... Dr. McClintock
David Osterhout ... Hank Ibsen
Cliff Carnell ... Bartender
Meredith Duncan ... Angela Selden
George Sawaya ... Ahmed
Dinah Anne Rogers ... Nurse Brandt (as Dinah Rogers)
Joe Wertheimer ... Sulif

Stanley Bennett Clay ... Leo (as Stanley Clay)
Nancy Valentine ... Waitress
Elizabeth Ann Coffin ... Secretary (as Elizabeth Coffin)
Mike Payne ... Dr. Black
Guy Remsen ... Dr. Wasp
Janear Hines ... June

Robert Tessier ... Super bouncer
Dennis Thorlakson ... Mailman

Doug Fieger ... Band member - Sky
Robbie Stawinski ... Band member - Sky
John Coury ... Band member - Sky
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brent Armitage ... Boy On Beach (uncredited)

Directed by
George Armitage 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
George Armitage 

Produced by
George Armitage .... producer
Roger Corman .... executive producer
Original Music by
Cinematography by
John McNichol 
Film Editing by
Alan Collins 
Set Decoration by
Joe Wertheimer 
Art Department
John Armitage .... properties
Sound Department
Fred Porter .... boom operator
Douglas Christopher .... motorcycle stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Dennis Bishop .... grip (as Dennis A. Bishop)
Scott Lloyd-Davies .... assistant cameraman
James V. McNichol .... electrician
John Murray .... gaffer (as John C. Murray)
Norman Stevens .... electrician (as Norman P. Stevens)
Robert Tessier .... key grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carol Paulson .... ladies wardrobe designer
Marge Rogers .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
John Armitage .... assistant editor
Bruce Sunkees .... assistant editor
Other crew
Ann Hult .... production assistant
David Osterhout .... production assistant
Don Record .... title designer
Todd Spence .... script clerk

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Young L.A. Nurses 3" - USA (alternative title)
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80 min
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Children are seen running along railroad tracks which were then Pacific Electric's Inglewood Branch. Most of the tracks in that section of Venice have been removed.See more »
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Not a whole lot of fun., 2 May 2012
Author: Scott LeBrun (Hey_Sweden) from Canada

Then again, that may have been the point for writer / director George Armitage's entry in the Roger Corman-produced "Nurse" series of pictures, as Armitage touches upon a variety of serious themes. He works elements such as racial discrimination, drug smuggling, and ecology into his story of three expectedly comely young nurses - Spring (Katherine Cannon), Lynn (Pegi Boucher), and Lola (Joyce Williams) and their assorted misadventures and romantic scrapes. Spring gets involved with a Vietnam veteran named "Domino" (Dennis Redfield), who races motorcycles, Lola with Dr. Elton (Herbert Jefferson, Jr.), who is angry at the lack of black doctors in a certain major hospital, and Lynn with Dr. Doug Selden (Joseph Kaufmann), a true crusader. There are the obligatory and enjoyable doses of sex and female flesh, but the admittedly glum tone prevents this from being as enjoyable as it could have been. It manages to avoid ever being too boring, but it just doesn't have the energy to keep it moving quicker. Even the lovely ladies this time around aren't as appealing as one would usually see in this kind of New World production. The supporting cast includes such familiar faces as Morris Buchanan (the guy who had a hole blown in his head by Pam Grier near the beginning of "Coffy"), Paul Hampton (who's actually more animated and moderately more engaging than he was in Cronenberg's "Shivers") as a would-be swinger, imposing screen tough guy Robert Tessier as a "super bouncer", and Paul Gleason of such 80's classics as "Trading Places", "The Breakfast Club", and "Die Hard" as a serious-minded doctor. As others have noted, there is a definite problem with a movie that, considering its running time is a mere 80 minutes, plods too much and has too much padding, such as extended night club scenes with a rock group named Sky. All of this is watchable enough, but it really could and should have been better. Five out of 10.

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