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St. Elsewhere 

The lives and work of the staff of St. Eligius Hospital, an old and disrespected Boston teaching hospital.
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Series cast summary:
Ed Begley Jr. ...  Dr. Victor Ehrlich 137 episodes, 1982-1988
Howie Mandel ...  Dr. Wayne Fiscus / ... 137 episodes, 1982-1988
David Morse ...  Dr. Jack Morrison 137 episodes, 1982-1988
Christina Pickles ...  Nurse Helen Rosenthal 137 episodes, 1982-1988
William Daniels ...  Dr. Mark Craig 137 episodes, 1982-1988
Denzel Washington ...  Dr. Philip Chandler 137 episodes, 1982-1988
Norman Lloyd ...  Dr. Daniel Auschlander 132 episodes, 1982-1988
Eric Laneuville ...  Luther Hawkins 128 episodes, 1982-1988
Ed Flanders ...  Dr. Donald Westphall / ... 120 episodes, 1982-1988
Stephen Furst ...  Dr. Elliot Axelrod 97 episodes, 1983-1988
Sagan Lewis ...  Dr. Jacqueline Wade 88 episodes, 1982-1988
Bonnie Bartlett ...  Ellen Craig 78 episodes, 1982-1988
Cynthia Sikes ...  Dr. Annie Cavanero 69 episodes, 1982-1987
Mark Harmon ...  Dr. Robert Caldwell 65 episodes, 1983-1987
Jennifer Savidge ...  Nurse Lucy Papandrao 63 episodes, 1982-1988
Terence Knox ...  Dr. Peter White 55 episodes, 1982-1987
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Storyline

This hour-long dramatic series featured life at St. Eligius Hospital, headed by Drs. Donald Westphall and Daniel Auschlander. Every year, new residents would walk down the halls of St. Eligius; learning to deal with perfectionist Cardiovascular Surgeon Mark Craig was only the beginning of the way the hospital and its interesting patients would change their lives forever. Written by Phil Fernando

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Drama

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TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

St. Elsewhere See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

MTM Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(137 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

In one episode, Dr. Axelrod and P.A. Luther Hawkins are trying to cheer up Dr. Fiscus, who had been shot. Among the things they perform to do that is blowing up rubber surgical gloves, then putting them over their heads, to no avail, prompting Axelrod (Stephen Furst) to make a comment about the guy on TV who got a big laugh on TV doing the bit - which was Howie Mandel, who played Dr. Fiscus. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the series, Dr. Daniel Auschlander suffers from late-stage Liver Cancer and yet he is seen repeatedly as drinking "very good" Scotch after hours with his staff in his office. Alcohol consumption only aggravates Liver Cancer and hastens death. See more »

Quotes

Everybody: You're a pig, Ehrlich.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, they show the MTM kitten wearing a surgical mask and smock to match the show. In final episode, the MTM kitten is shown underneath the credits, hooked up to life-support. At the end of the credits, the kitten flatlines. See more »

Alternate Versions

The versions shown on Bravo cable network in the United States have many of the songs used throughout the series replaced with generic stock music, probably due to licensing issues. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Oz: The Truth and Nothing But... (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

St. Elsewhere
by Dave Grusin
Opening Theme Song and Closing Theme Song
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No medical drama was better
28 June 1999 | by GEM-20See all my reviews

There were very few shows that could provide stirring, insightful, sometimes disturbing drama week after week, but "St. Elsewhere" always did. A superlative cast made it entirely believable: Ed Flanders was terrific as Dr. Westphall, as was William Daniels as Dr. Craig. I still miss the insults that Craig threw at Dr. Ehrlich (Ed Begley, Jr.)

I found the show so believable that I wondered if there was a real St. Eligius Hospital in Boston. I think everyone should see it.


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