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Young Doctors in Love (1982)

R | | Comedy | 16 July 1982 (USA)
An 'Airplane'-style spoof of hospital soap operas: a brilliant young trainee can't stand the sight of blood; a doctor romances the head nurse in order to get the key to the drugs cabinet; ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dr. Stephanie Brody
... Dr. Simon August
Gary Friedkin ... Dr. Milton Chamberlain
... Dr. Charles Litto
... Dr. Thurman Flicker
... Julie
... Dr. Bucky DeVol
... Floyd Kurtzman
... Dr. Oliver Ludwig
... Nurse Norine Sprockett
... Dr. Phil Burns
... Dr. Walter Rist
... Dr. Joseph Prang
... Sal Bonafetti
... Malamud
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An 'Airplane'-style spoof of hospital soap operas: a brilliant young trainee can't stand the sight of blood; a doctor romances the head nurse in order to get the key to the drugs cabinet; there's a mafioso on the loose disguised as a woman - in other words all the usual ingredients present and correct, though in this case the laughs are intentional. Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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With a song in their hearts and a foot in their mouths . . . they are [Video Australia] See more »

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16 July 1982 (USA)  »

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¿Dónde está el Doctor?  »

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$30,688,860
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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. See more »

Goofs

Malamud pushes an air conditioner out of the wall and there is a rope tied to his foot, but as he falls through the sky light in the next shot, there is no sign of either the air conditioner that he pushed out or the rope that was tied to his foot. See more »

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Nurse Norine Sprockett: Find that duck!
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Crazy Credits

Later on it says Laser Effects Provided By: Then it shows two ducks being incinerated by a laser. See more »

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Spoofs Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969) See more »

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GUAJIRA FLUTE
Written by Tito Puente (uncredited)
As performed by Tito Puente Band
Courtesy of GNP - Crescendo Records
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Everything but, "Don't call me Shirley!"
7 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

Why isn't this movie better known? I stumbled across it in a used video store and paid $2 for lack of anything else available. What a great surprise! It is the funniest movie I have ever seen. You can't take the world so seriously after watching "Young Doctors in Love."

All "Airplane-sque" films have to be extremely broad (but not vulgar) comedy that still somehow doesn't insult the viewer's intelligence. Such is a really tough combination (recall any of Leslie Neilson's attempts without the Zukers). Their audience is bright people who aren't embarrassed to laugh in the presence of other bright people. Young Doctors in Love is even better than Airplane. It is multilayered, and indeed does require several watchings to catch all its simultaneous hilarious flickers.

Nothing is sacred here. Dancing orphans, little people, egotistic surgeons, stroke victims with pointy tongues, balloon pregnancies (my personal favorite), (un?)requited transsexual love, nurses with pharmacy keys up for grabs, latino rumbra seducers, even vanilla ice cream. And poor "Kramer". Michael Richards fans must see this movie if for no other reason.

"Think fast!" and rent Young Doctors in Love today. You will be delighted. Guaranteed.


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