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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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16 July 1982 (USA)  »

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¿Dónde está el Doctor?  »

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$30,688,860
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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. 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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Credits start rolling about ten minutes before the film ends. See more »

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Spoofs Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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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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Garry Marshall's attempt at a spoof
28 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

When I was younger, this was one of my favorite movies. Don't ask why... just accept it. I remembered the little things. Michael McKean cutting out the pinatas appendix as a child. The kids imitating Sean Young as she goes into convulsions during a dance class. Gary Friedkin trying to hang up the phone (he's a 'little person'... you know the scene.) The Philadelphia F'in Philharmonic. Harry Dean Stanton... as though you need anything more, right?

I bought a used copy in the late 90s and watched it again... oh boy... nowhere near the film I thought it was. Then I realized it followed up Airplane! and several other like-minded spoofs of the day. It was confused in a lot of ways, as though it wanted to be raunchy but wasn't sure how to do it.

I still like the film in bits... some of them are genuinely funny. But as others said, it has a genuine sitcom feel to it. This is Marshall's first film after having worked in television for over 20 years and considering his track record since, you can tell he learned a few things from this film. After this, he went on to make Pretty Woman, the Runaway Bride, and Frankie & Johnny, all of which are decent films. Of course he also directed Exit to Eden (Rosie O'Donnell and Dan Aykroyd in bondage-wear? OUCH!) but we'll forgive him for that...


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