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 byGarry Marshall
Written byMichael Elias
Rich Eustis
Produced byJerry Bruckheimer
CinematographyDonald Peterman
Edited byDov Hoenig
Music byMaurice Jarre
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
  • July 16, 1982 (1982-07-16)
Running time
96 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$30,688,860

Young Doctors in Love is a 1982 American comedy film directed by Garry Marshall.[2] 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]


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 himself 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.



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

It received a positive review from The New York Times, which wrote that "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 16 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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