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Time of Death 

From 11:22 to 12:06 we can follow everything that happens to Charlie Metcalf (played by Ray Liotta), a patient who is at death's door. We are shown the minutiae of a treatment which are ... See full summary »


Michael Crichton (created by), David Zabel


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Noah Wyle ... John Carter (credit only)
Maura Tierney ... Abby Lockhart
Mekhi Phifer ... Gregory Pratt
Goran Visnjic ... Luka Kovac
Sherry Stringfield ... Susan Lewis (credit only)
Ming-Na Wen ... Jing-Mei Chen (as Ming-Na) (credit only)
Parminder Nagra ... Neela Rasgotra
Linda Cardellini ... Samantha Taggart
Shane West ... Ray Barnett
Laura Innes ... Kerry Weaver (credit only)
Ray Liotta ... Charlie Metcalf
Sara Gilbert ... Jane Figler
Laura Cerón ... Nurse Chuny Marquez
Svetlana Efremova ... Impatient Woman
Amad Jackson ... Mr. Hughes


From 11:22 to 12:06 we can follow everything that happens to Charlie Metcalf (played by Ray Liotta), a patient who is at death's door. We are shown the minutiae of a treatment which are usually glossed over in the "regular" episodes, interlaced with images from Charlie's delusions which give an insight into the regrets he has about his wasted life. Written by Hops Splurt

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real time | alcoholic | See All (2) »


Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

11 November 2004 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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The episode won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series - Ray Liotta. See more »


Gregory Pratt: If you ask me, we need to have one line for legitimate patients, another line for all the rest.
Samantha Taggart: Yeah, well, good thing nobody asked you.
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Referenced in Bee Movie (2007) See more »

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Beautiful, touching episode
21 July 2006 | by yippeeskippy2002See all my reviews

Normally, name guest stars have now become a joke on television. However, Ray Liotta bucked that trend, brought a heart-wrenching, heart-breaking performance, and won himself a well-deserved Emmy for it.

It also didn't hurt that there was brilliant acting all around (regardless of Dr. Pratt acting more like Dr. Prick, more so than usual, I think) and the cinematography and art direction were simply beautiful.

Just a thought: anyone familiar with the half-hour film from the 60s that was featured in "The Twilight Zone" based off of Ambrose Bierce's short story "Occurance at Owl Creek Bridge"? The episode eerily reminded me of it, this time with sound and dialogue, but still kind of trippy, heavily symbolic, escapist, and ultimately tragic. If you like this episode, look up that film. It's in the public domain, so free downloads can be found across the net with no legal worries.

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