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Intimate Agony (1983)

Doctor Kyle Richards takes a job managing an office in the Hamptons where herpes runs rampant. He is frustrated by the community's denial and decides to go public with the epidemic to raise public awareness about the problem.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Kyle Richards
Dr. Holliston
Nick Todd
Dave Fairmont
Shawn Schepps
Harrigan Logan
Rebecca Birken ...
Leigh Christian ...
Norma Donaldson ...
Dr. Bryce
James S. Henerson ...
Bartender (as Jim Henerson)


A young doctor (Anthony Geary) takes a summer position managing an older doctor's office on a resort island in the Hamptons where he makes the disturbing discovery that herpes is running rampant throughout the affluent community. As Dr. Richards gets to know people better he learns just how much this silent epidemic has hurt real people. He is frustrated by the community's denial and makes the bold and extremely unpopular decision to go public with the epidemic to raise greater public awareness about the problem. Written by Dollanganger

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21 March 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Doctor in Paradise  »

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Before AIDS became a household word
16 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

I remember seeing this movie when it originally aired on television in 1983. The film is a morality play that deals with what was then a growing epidemic, herpes as a sexually transmitted disease. Ironically, not long after this film aired, the spread of AIDS was making worldwide headlines. How tragic that these circumstances render "Intimate Agony" nearly moot.

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