The movie featured a number of cameos and guest appearances by television stars from the ABC network's soap operas. The film was produced by ABC Motion Pictures, the former feature film division of ABC TV. As a result, several actors from the ABC series General Hospital (1963) had cameos in the film including young Janine Turner and Demi Moore.
The first collaboration of many of director Garry Marshall and actor Hector Elizondo. Elizondo has appeared in many of Marshall's movies, even in just a small bit, as Marshall considers Elizondo his lucky charm.
Some movie posters featured a man and woman embracing in the sea wearing surgical gowns and masks spoofing the famous beach waves romancing scene in From Here to Eternity (1953). Taglines for this movie poster read "From here to maternity...". Moreover, a working title for the previous year's comedy picture Paternity (1981) was "From Here to Paternity" with that working title also being a spoof of the classic Hollywood film From Here to Eternity (1953). Further , two filmed productions with that classic title had also just been recently made and broadcast prior to both Paternity (1981) and Young Doctors in Love (1982) [See: From Here to Eternity (1979) and From Here to Eternity (1980)].
Garry Marshall emphasized an eccentric fashion style as director and wore a different baseball jacket to the set every day. He said, "Wardrobe is very important, otherwise the actors would say, 'This is not a director!'".
ABC Television network's first theatrical feature film. The production company set-up for it was called "ABC Motion Pictures", this movie being their first production. When premiering on TV, ABC cut just one minute from the picture for its broadcast.
Director Garry Marshall once said of this movie: "You look at the cast sheet and you see how many people there are going to be in this film, maybe seventy, and you watch and see how many of them will move on real fast after 'Young Doctors'".