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Intimate Agony (1983)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 21 March 1983
Doctor Kyle Richards takes a job managing an office in the Hamptons where herpes runs rampant. He is frustrated by the community's denial and decides to go public with the epidemic to raise public awareness about the problem.

Director:

Paul Wendkos

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Richard De Roy (teleplay), James S. Henerson (teleplay) (as James Henerson) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Geary ... Dr. Kyle Richards
Judith Light ... Marsha
Mark Harmon ... Tommy
Arthur Hill ... Dr. Holliston
Brian Kerwin ... Nick Todd
Penny Fuller ... Joanna
Cindy Fisher
Lori Lethin
Robert Vaughn ... Dave Fairmont
Shawn Schepps
Harrigan Logan Harrigan Logan
Rebecca Birken Rebecca Birken ... Ginny
Leigh Christian Leigh Christian ... Marilyn
Norma Donaldson Norma Donaldson ... Dr. Bryce
James S. Henerson James S. Henerson ... Bartender (as Jim Henerson)
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A young doctor (Anthony Geary) takes a summer position managing an older doctor's office on a resort island in the Hamptons where he makes the disturbing discovery that herpes is running rampant throughout the affluent community. As Dr. Richards gets to know people better he learns just how much this silent epidemic has hurt real people. He is frustrated by the community's denial and makes the bold and extremely unpopular decision to go public with the epidemic to raise greater public awareness about the problem. Written by Dollanganger

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Doctor in Paradise See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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No Antibiotics for this one
1 April 2013 | by kjm1313See all my reviews

I was working at a large medical facility with a busy outpatient clinic in 1983. Herpes was then a shocking diagnosis for patients, in that it was one of the first STDs that couldn't be treated/cured by a shot or course of antibiotics. People had become very complacent about STDs - until the advent of herpes and then the HIV virus, it was simple to cure most STDs. It is still a very prevalent STD, with the CDC estimating that approximately 775,000 new cases are diagnosed every year (as of 2013). Much education is still needed so that people can be aware of the risks not only to themselves but to their partners. This movie was very informative and treated the subject with compassion and dignity, addressing the very real feelings and emotions of those affected. The acting was quite good and the characters convincing in their roles. I would definitely use this video as a teaching tool for young people.


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