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Release Date:
August 1974 (USA) See more »
Nurses: Their bedside manner makes you feel good fast! They specialize in sexual therapy!
Teenage nurses give love therapy. Lots of action when they try to straighten out the corrupt hospital staff. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Donna Young ... Karen Jordan (as Dona Desmond)

Marilyn Joi ... Lynn (as Ineda King)
Michael Asher

Lauren Simon ... Nurse (as Leah Simon)

John Daniels ... Jackie
Tony Mumolo ... Dr. David Aaron (as Tony Victor)

Josh Taylor ... Reno (as Tim Taylor)
Martin Miles
Carona Faoro ... Girl with Cupcake

George 'Buck' Flower ... William Simpson (as C.D. Lafleur)
Kathy Hilton ... Cupcake
Laurence Cohen
Roger Pancake
John Joseph
Tim Paola
Brad Peterson
Dean Russo
Ellen Prince
Eric Watts
Maxayn ... Sweet Salvation
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Keith Erickson ... Detective (uncredited)

Directed by
Don Edmonds 
Writing credits
Don Edmonds (written by)

Produced by
Bethel Buckalew .... associate producer (as Bethel G. Buckalew)
Roger Corman .... producer
Don Edmonds .... producer
Hisako Tsukuba .... producer (as Chako van Leeuwen)
Original Music by
Steve Michaels 
Cinematography by
William B. Kaplan (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Robert Freeman 
Art Direction by
Ellen Prince 
Art Department
Roger Pancake .... property master
Sound Department
Richard Pitstick .... sound recordist (as Dick Pitstick)
William Swenning .... sound recordist (as Bill Swenning)
Camera and Electrical Department
James Andrien .... best boy
Ken Gibb .... assistant camera (as Kenny Gibbs)
Charles McCoy .... key grip
Music Department
Bill Waters .... music editor
Other crew
Marlene Buckalew .... continuity
David Holliday .... production executive
Jeff Richards .... production assistant
John Solie .... cover illustrator

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Also Known As:
"Sex in the Wards" - Australia (theatrical title)
"Intimidad prohibida" - Venezuela
"Intimità proibite" - Italy
"Thermes adelfes" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
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72 min
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Shot in eight days.See more »
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Referenced in Fear, Panic & Censorship (2000) (TV)See more »
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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Where's morphine when you need some?, 14 November 2002
Author: xfile1971 from Northbrook, IL, USA

Even at a swift 72 minutes, the time seems to stand still. "Tender Loving Care" is a medical melodrama/sexploitation flick...and it's very painful.

This film is filled to the brim with terrible acting, gratuitous female nudity, and a plot that will make the most serious movie watcher burst out laughing. At one point, I actually thought I had slipped into unconsciousness for about half an hour. Picture this: a hospital patient is laying in a bed paralyzed. A nurse is telling him about how she is going to help him get through physical therapy so that he can walk again. The guy screams at her and tells her to get out. The next thing you know, the guy's all better and the two of them are rolling around together naked. Sadly, that's just one example of editing which seems to indicate that entire scenes were probably removed from the movie.

I usually like to describe the plot a little bit. However, I have too much respect for my time (and yours) to bother with that. Let me assure you...the events that occur are both silly and boring. 1/10

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