Sam McCloud is a Marshal from a Taos, New Mexico, who takes a temporary assignment in the New York City Police. His keen sense of detail and detecting subtle clues, learned from his experience, enable him to nab unsuspecting criminals despite his unbelieving boss.
Quincy and Sam are working as Coroners. Inspecting dead people they often see facts that don't match the theories of the police how or if really they were murdered. Written by
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The regulations of the day prevented the producers from showing Quincy's autopsies on screen. (These regulations have now been lifted and the corpses can be seen on screen in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000), CSI: Miami (2002) and CSI: NY (2004).) The viewer had to rely on Quincy's description of what was going on. See more »
In the typical opening title sequence, near the end of the credits, there is a scene showing Quincy walking along talking his friend on the beach with people (extras) throwing a football in the background. As the ball is thrown toward the camera it passes off the screen to the left. Moments later a woman with a pink top and blue skirt stumbles into frame grasping her face and eyes. Her companions rush to her aid as she tries to brush sand or grit from her face. She is in obvious distress as is see by everyone's actions toward her, all except Quincy who obliviously walks on toward the camera continuing the scene. This was kept in the opening credits which is odd given that it is made up of snippets. See more »
..."Thank God!" some people might think, well, not me. "Quincy" is one of my favourite shows of this kind (second only to the excellent "Columbo"). Jack Klugman is unforgettable as the intense and often angry Dr Quincy and is brilliantly supported by Robert Ito as the idealistic Sam, John S. Ragin as the by-the-book Dr Astin and Garry Walberg as Lt Monahan. Occasionally hammy but always enjoyable.
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