Young Doctors in Love

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Young Doctors in Love
Two people dressed in surgical scrubs, rolling in the sand as the ocean waves break on them
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Garry Marshall
Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer
Written by Michael Elias
Rich Eustis
Starring
Music by Maurice Jarre
Cinematography Donald Peterman
Edited by Dov Hoenig
Production
company
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date
  • July 16, 1982 (1982-07-16)
Running time
96 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $7,020,000[1]
Box office $30,688,860

Young Doctors in Love is a 1982 American comedy film directed by Garry Marshall.[2] Similar in tone to the Airplane! movies, it spoofs a variety of medical shows (in particular, General Hospital) and has many guest stars from ABC soap operas.

The film stars Sean Young, Michael McKean, Harry Dean Stanton, Dabney Coleman and Patrick Macnee.[2] It also features Demi Moore in one of her early film roles.[2]

Plot[edit]

A group of young medical interns join the City Hospital surgery staff run by Dr. Prang, a brash and cynical surgeon leading an expensive and dissolute lifestyle. Meanwhile, old mafioso Sal Bonafetti is admitted to the same hospital under an assumed name after suffering a stroke; his son Angelo disguises as a woman in order to tend to Sal, fearing retaliation by rival crime syndicates. Professional hitman Malamud is admitted to a bed next to Sal's in order to assassinate him, but his every attempt fails, causing Malamud himself to undergo painful and unnecessary treatment.

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Reception[edit]

The film was a moderate box office success with over $30 million.[3]

It received a positive review in The New York Times, which said "there are enough bright moments to make this a passable hot-weather entertainment."[4] It maintains a 29% "rotten" rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 14 reviews.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christiansen, Richard (11 July 1982). ""Movies"". Chicago Tribune. 
  2. ^ a b c "Young Doctors in Love". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved April 24, 2016. 
  3. ^ Young Doctors in Love at Box Office Mojo Amazon.com
  4. ^ "Young Doctors In Love," Janet Maslin, The New York Times, July 17, 1982
  5. ^ Young Doctors in Love at Rotten Tomatoes Flixster

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