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1 May 1974 (USA) See more »
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Young, pretty nurses and their hospital adventures. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Not really a comedy. Ignore the box copy. See more (8 total) »


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Candice Rialson ... Sandy

Robin Mattson ... Dianne
María Rojo ... Marisa Valdez
Roger Cruz ... Carlos
Rod Haase ... Cliff Gallagher
Richard Gates ... Wally (as Rick Gates)

Don Keefer ... Dr. Wilson
Kendrew Lascelles ... Owen Boles
Michael Ross Verona ... Freddie
Kimberly Hyde ... April
Elana Casey ... Zouzou
John Hudson ... Dr. Krause
Ruth Warshawsky ... Head Nurse

June Christopher ... Emergency Room Nurse
James Espinoza ... The Witness
Al Alu ... The Hood
Frank Lugo ... The Fat Hood (as Frank R. Lugo)
Ray Galvin ... Gas Station Attendant
Tom Baker ... First Mechanic
Rick Garcia ... Second Mechanic

Alma Beltran ... Market Lady

Bill Erwin ... Principal
James Beach ... Teacher
Warren Sudbury ... Lance
Tara Strohmeier ... Irena

Sally Kirkland ... Wife in Clinic
Monte Landis ... Husband in Clinic
Margaret Middleton ... Sandy's Mother

Dick Miller ... Spectator
Stanley Ralph Ross ... Dr. Kramer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Garfield ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Alan Holleb 
Writing credits
Alan Holleb 

Produced by
Julie Corman .... producer
Nicole Scott .... associate producer
Roger Corman .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Eron Tabor  (as Tabor)
Ron Thompson  (as Thompson)
Cinematography by
Colin Campbell 
Film Editing by
Allan Holzman 
Casting by
Sally Kirkland 
Art Direction by
Jane Ruhm  (as Jane Rum)
Costume Design by
Jane Ruhm (uncredited)
Makeup Department
Donald Mulderick .... makeup artist (as Don Mulderick)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Barbara Peeters .... second unit director
Teri Schwartz .... assistant director
Art Department
Steve Mullen .... props
Sound Department
Robert Gravenor .... sound mixer (as Bob Gravenor)
John 'Bud' Cardos .... stunt coordinator (as Bud Cardos)
Teri Schwartz .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Ron Coe .... key grip
Christopher Cormack .... still photographer (as Chris Cormack)
Richard E. Jackson .... camera operator
Leslie Otis .... assistant camera
Eric Saarinen .... camera operator: second unit
Caleb Stoddard .... gaffer
Randall Robinson .... assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Whitley Collins .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Hal Harrison .... assistant editor
Other crew
Wendy Atterbury .... script clerk
Narcissa McKinley .... production assistant
Jane Ruhm .... titles (as Jane Rum)
John Solie .... cover illustrator

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80 min
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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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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Not really a comedy. Ignore the box copy., 10 February 2012
Author: Dave from Ottawa from Canada

This movie was yet another follow-up to the hit Roger Corman quickie The Student Nurses and went along similar lines, but had a completely different cast and no story carry-over. Instead of young professionals trying to succeed amid the temptations of the swinging early 70s, though, this time we have high school aged volunteers. The cast are all inexperienced unknowns (Candace Rialson went on to do a fair amount of TV work over the next few years), but the real problem is that while the advertising promises laughs, the script doesn't provide any. The box copy suggests a hospital romp along the lines of Carry On Doctor, but the movie just gives us 90 minutes of following the girls around in their silly peppermint striped uniforms, and then off to parties where they smoke dope, take off their tops and have sex. Tame sex. Nothing else of much interest happens. Unlike the first movie, where every major character had a proper character arc, there is little here in the way of character development. We just get a few familiar types (the rebel, the serious student who wants to be a doctor, the party girl) and some standard antagonists (insensitive sexist doctors, rigid administrators etc.) for them to conflict with. The result is more hospital soap than romp and not very interesting or entertaining. The girls are pretty hot, though, and this one isn't quite as insanely trashy as Private Duty Nurses, making it a little more watchable (or a little less watchable, depending on what you're looking for).

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