Young Doctors in Love is a 1982 American comedy film directed by Garry Marshall. 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.
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.
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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.
The film was a moderate box office success with over $30 million.
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." It maintains a 31% "rotten" rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 13 reviews.