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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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Garry Marshall
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Young ... Dr. Stephanie Brody
Michael McKean ... Dr. Simon August
Gary Friedkin Gary Friedkin ... Dr. Milton Chamberlain
Kyle T. Heffner ... Dr. Charles Litto
Rick Overton ... Dr. Thurman Flicker
Crystal Bernard ... Julie
Ted McGinley ... Dr. Bucky DeVol
Saul Rubinek ... Floyd Kurtzman
Harry Dean Stanton ... Dr. Oliver Ludwig
Pamela Reed ... Nurse Norine Sprockett
Taylor Negron ... Dr. Phil Burns
Patrick Collins ... Dr. Walter Rist
Dabney Coleman ... Dr. Joseph Prang
Titos Vandis ... Sal Bonafetti
Michael Richards ... 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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The City Hospital - where nurses and doctors play doctors and nurses! See more »

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 July 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

¿Dónde está el Doctor? See more »

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Gross USA:

$30,688,860
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ABC Motion Pictures See more »
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Stereo

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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First cinema movie directed by Garry Marshall. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Dr. Phil Burns: Relax, relax. Take off your key.
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Marijuana plants were supplied by City Police Department. See more »

Alternate Versions

ABC edited just 1 minute from this film for its 1985 network television premiere. See more »

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References This Is Your Life (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

GENERAL HOSPITALE
Written by Harry King (uncredited) and Lisa Tedesco (uncredited)
As performed by The Afternoon Delights
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
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Spectacularly unfunny comedy!
27 August 2003 | by Maciste_BrotherSee all my reviews

YOUNG DOCTORS IN LOVE is an extremely lame attempt at comedy. The whole production has a very cheap look and feel to it. It was obviously shot quickly and cheaply. I've never seen such an unfunny comedy. 99% of the jokes fall flat with a big THUD! It's so unfunny that you can't help but laugh at the endless desperate attempts at comedy. Poor Sean Young! She looks completely lost here. But after a while, even laughing at the movie becomes boring because it's soooo unfunny and long that I wanted the whole thing to end quickly. The movie seemed to be 3 hours long.

There are so many unfunny bits that it would take forever to list all the unfunny parts. But there's one scene that exemplifies how seriously ill-conceived this project was: throughout the movie, we see "funny" hospital bits thrown in the film that have nothing to do with the main story-line. They're just jokes about typical hospital stuff inserted here and there to make the movie appear funnier. Few of these scenes work. Most of them involve a person saying a message over the hospital's speakers. In one scene, we see two nurses talking to each other and they walk pass by a man who looks like a model and is only wearing jeans. This scene is dreadful on so many levels. First, the two women are talking to each other but we don't hear their conversation. We only hear a woman talking over the hospital's PA system ( saying another unfunny hospital joke) which muffles all the sounds, including the two nurses' conversation. But what's really poor about this scene is that we actually see the microphone over the two actresses bobbing in and out of the top of the frame, which tells us we **were** supposed to hear the two nurses talking but we didn't because the conversation was probably so lame that they had to replace it with the unfunny joke heard over the PA system. In your average good film, this poor scene would have been left on the cutting room's floor. But YDIL is such a shoddy production (produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, no less) that they included whatever they shot in the final product. It's remarkable that it was actually released at all.

The only fun part in YDIL is spotting up and coming future stars, like Demi Moore and Michael Richards.


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