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Young Doctors in Love (1982)

Young Doctors in Love (1982)




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In this comedy, a group of randy young interns turn City Hospital upside down with their romantic liaisons and their blunders. ~ Iotis Erlewine, Rovi


Michael McKean
as Simon August
Sean Young
as Stephanie Brody
Dabney Coleman
as Joseph Prang
Harry Dean Stanton
as Oliver Ludwig
Patrick Macnee
as Dr. Jacobs
Hector Elizondo
as Angelo/Angela
Pamela Reed
as Norine Sprockett
Taylor Negron
as Dr. Phil Burns
Saul Rubinek
as Dr. Floyd Kurtzman
Patrick Collins
as Dr. Walter Rist
Pat Collins
as Walter Rist
Ted McGinley
as Dr. Bucky DeVol
Rick Overton
as Dr. Thurman Flicker
Titos Vandis
as Sal Bonafetti
Kyle T. Heffner
as Charles Litto
Gary Friedkin
as Dr. Milton Chamberlain
Haunani Minn
as Nurse Chang
Becky Gonzales
as Nurse Perez
Lynne Marie Stewart
as Nurse Thatcher
Esther Sutherland
as Nurse Willa Mae
Ann Washington
as Nurse Annie
Hillary Horan
as Nurse Theresa
Coleen Maloney
as Nurse Jones
Claudia Crown
as Nurse Sanchez
Sonya Jennings
as Nurse Nina
Dottie Archibald
as Woman who almost got licked
Kelly Moran
as Nurse Skateboard
Billie Bird
as Flower Girl
Charlie Brill
as Doctor Quick
Tom Byrd
as New Intern
Hamilton Camp
as Oscar Katz
Frank Campanella
as Young Simon's Grandfather
Stuart Charno
as Warren the Orderly
Tom Ligon
as Cameo
Shad Davis
as Little Boy in Park
Michael Elias
as Spectator
Lou Evans
as Nervous Patient
David Friedman
as Young Simon
Mr. T
as Cameo
George Furth
as Disgusting Looking Patient
Cynthia Geary
as Girl with broken nose
Art Kassul
as Cop with Assault Victim
Neal Kaz
as Ward Patient #1
Dave Ketchum
as Balloon Man
Deborah Lacey
as Phone Stripper
Lisa Lindgren
as Usherette #1
Kathi Marshall
as Usherette #2
Lori Marshall
as Football Playing Maid
Scott Marshall
as Boy with Fly
Rose Michtom
as Mrs. Pierce
James O'Connell
as Blind Officer
Reynaldo Rey
as Cicerelli
Tessa Richarde
as Rocco's Wife
Walter Scott
as Bed Mechanic
John Steadman
as 82 Year Old Man
Keith A. Wester
as Hospital Announcer
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Critic Reviews for Young Doctors in Love

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (4)

The effect is crass, crowded, and pretty funny, as though the characters from half-a-dozen episodes of General Hospital had strayed onto a big screen and decided to misbehave.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

When a comedy goes wrong, it goes very wrong. Young Doctors in Love goes very wrong.

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

There are enough bright moments to make this a passable hot-weather entertainment, if not one worth slogging through a blizzard for.

August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

A dumb and crass attempt to do for doctor movies what Airplane! did for disaster flicks.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Young Doctors is light, funny, lightning-paced and (unshackled by TV's mores) bawdy.

Full Review… | July 15, 2014
People Magazine

Not much is done with the conventions of hospital drama beyond the most obvious gags.

Full Review… | July 15, 2014
TV Guide

Audience Reviews for Young Doctors in Love

Like to turn your brain off and laugh at some goofy stuff? This could fall in that category. I saw it a long time ago and still remember a few very funny things. "You want me to stop swearing? OK. I don't give a fuck about that." Paraphrased of course from Joe Pantaliano as a cross-dressed/in-disguise Italian mobster with latent homosexual tendencies. Head surgeon Dabney Coleman to Michael McKean: I hear you're quite an asshole. I like that. Harry Dean Stanton as pathologist tasting ALL the fluids of the human body. McKean fakes him into drinking piss. Pamela Reed as head nurse: Which assistant nurse would you like, Doctor? Dabney: The one with the tits. Pamela (sighs): OK . . . Cindy. Lots of stars in this film. btw The above is entirely from memory having watched it 20+ years ago. I will re-watch it just to see what I forgot (and correct the above)

D Garce
D Garce

Michael McKean and Sean Young are natural and poised and hold expressions that are interesting to the camera ... And although Sean Young only has to play a luminous mannequin, she's better than Ali MacGraw as a sentimental terminal case and more lifelike than Sean Young as an android secretary. There are a few good performers in here, but the gags are in a weird place between Police Academy and Airplane 2, and the movie is faking being madcap -- it's been cautiously cobbled together. Some of the better actors get too animated once the spotlight inexplicably shifts on them, as though the zaniness of the whole movie depends on them shining like comic stars. A young Taylor Negron plays it soft, weaves in between the dumb jokes they wrote him and comes off like a pro.

Adam Mahler
Adam Mahler

Super Reviewer

The success of "Airplane" in 1980 wasn't all good because it gave other less-talented filmmakers the idea that they too could make a similar spoof. This was one of the resulting films, and it's extremely scattershot that misses a lot more than it hits. It's also proof that the Zucker brothers and Jim Abrams style of filmmaking is a lot harder than it looks. This is the feature film debut of Garry Marshall who would go on to make blockbusters like "Pretty Woman", but his inexperience shows through here. The script is a mess, and there's barely a plot. For most of the running time, this feels like an overlong "Saturday Night Live" sketch. And the casting is another mixed bag with Michael McKean playing straight man and Sean Young looking like an actual movie star before she came down with a case of the crazies in real life. But it's Dabney Coleman who steals the show. In a film without alot to offer, I always welcomed his appearance. There are a lot of cameos from famous soap stars, but it adds little to the film if you're not a fan of the daytime dramas. There was a time when the movie almost won me over by its short-lived goofy charm, but it only sustains that for about a half hour. The next sixty minutes are lethally boring and the jokes bomb fast and furious. The movie isn't raunchy enough to work on that level, but it's not good-natured enough for kids even though a lot of it seems to be written by children. "Young Doctors in Love" pulls out all the stops but it just can't deliver.

Timothy Sanders
Timothy Sanders

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