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Intimate Agony (1983)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 21 March 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.

Director:

Paul Wendkos

Writers:

Richard De Roy (teleplay), James S. Henerson (teleplay) (as James Henerson) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Geary ... Dr. Kyle Richards
Judith Light ... Marsha
Mark Harmon ... Tommy
Arthur Hill ... Dr. Holliston
Brian Kerwin ... Nick Todd
Penny Fuller ... Joanna
Cindy Fisher
Lori Lethin
Robert Vaughn ... Dave Fairmont
Shawn Schepps Shawn Schepps
Harrigan Logan Harrigan Logan
Rebecca Birken Rebecca Birken ... Ginny
Leigh Christian Leigh Christian ... Marilyn
Norma Donaldson Norma Donaldson ... Dr. Bryce
James S. Henerson James S. Henerson ... Bartender (as Jim Henerson)
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Doctor in Paradise See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Before AIDS became a household word
16 February 2003 | by atexleeSee 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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