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
Music by Maurice Jarre
Cinematography Donald Peterman
Edited by Dov Hoenig
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]


This is the first feature directed by Marshall, as well as his first collaboration with Hector Elizondo, the two became lifelong friends, with Marshall referring to Elizondo as his "lucky charm" and casting him in a role – sometimes minor – in every one of Marshall's films.[citation needed]


A brilliant young trainee cannot stand the sight of blood. A doctor romances the head nurse in order to get the key to the drug cabinet. There is a mafioso on the loose disguised as a woman - in other words, all the usual ingredients are present and correct, though in this case the laughs are intentional.


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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 31% "rotten" rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 13 reviews.[5]


  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
  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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