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Candy Stripe Nurses (1974)

R | | Comedy, Thriller | 1 May 1974 (USA)
Young, pretty nurses and their hospital adventures.

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Sandy
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Dianne
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Marisa Valdez
Roger Cruz ...
Carlos
Rod Haase ...
Cliff Gallagher
Richard Gates ...
Wally (as Rick Gates)
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Dr. Wilson
Kendrew Lascelles ...
Owen Boles
Michael Ross Verona ...
Freddie
Kimberly Hyde ...
April
Elana Casey ...
Zouzou
John Hudson ...
Dr. Krause
Ruth Warshawsky ...
Head Nurse
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Emergency Room Nurse
James Espinoza ...
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A comedy following the exploits of three volunteer nurses, or 'candy stripers'. Marisa, who has been ordered to do volunteer work as a punishment for assaulting her teacher, falls for a young man who has been accused of knocking over a gas station, and does some investigating to try and clear his name. Sandy, on the other hand, has taken the job in order to be with her doctor boyfriend, but also takes up with a few of her handsomer patients as well before transferring to a sex clinic. Dianne, meanwhile, falls for a basketball player, whom she tries to talk into giving up drugs for good. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Comedy | Thriller

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Much of the filming centered around the Burbank Community Hospital which stood at East Olive Ave & N 5th Street until 2001. See more »

Goofs

Dianne wakes Cliff and explains that she needs to go home. His face does not move but his voice is heard "Yeah, sure, let me know when we get to Bakersfield." See more »

Quotes

Marisa Valdez: Hey, I know you. You're the guy that held up the gas station last night... excuse me!
Carlos: I'm innocent, in case you're interested.
Marisa Valdez: And I'm Jackie Onassis; drop by the yacht sometime!
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Featured in Anatomy of a Nurse Film (2012) See more »

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Actually not that bad.
9 August 2002 | by (Northbrook, IL, USA) – See all my reviews

Let's see if I got the plot to "Candy Stripe Nurses" correct. I believe it went something like this: topless woman, topless woman, naked woman, topless woman, naked woman, topless woman, 2(!!) topless women. There was also a subplot about one of the nurses trying to help a patient beat a charge of armed robbery.

In all seriousness, I rather enjoyed parts of this movie. I know this is going to be hard to believe, but the acting by the women playing the nurses was wonderful. Usually the women in these types of movies simply have to speak English and look good without their clothes on. (Although sometimes the speaking English part isn't necessary.) Every one of the actresses in "Candy Stripe Nurses" did an admirable job and all of their characters were sympathetic ones. That really helped to partially overcome the cheesy plot. I've seen A LOT worse '70s movies similar to this one. Kinda fun little flick...but nothing that'll blow you away. 4/10


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