5.5/10
89
6 user

The Lazarus Syndrome (1978)

| Drama, Thriller | TV Movie
An adulterous newspaper reporter, who has just experienced a heart attack, pesters a black doctor into investigating the questionable medical practices taking place at the hospital where both are residing.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Lazarus Syndrome (TV Series 1979)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

MacArthur St. Clair is a tough-as-nails chief cardiologist at Webster Memorial Hospital. Because of his job dedication, his wife Gloria is frustrated by their family life. Mac's realism ... See full summary »

Stars: Louis Gossett Jr., Ronald Hunter, Susan Adams
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

A documentary about the legendary creature, Bigfoot, with emphasis on him being the missing link.

Director: Harry Winer
Stars: Ivan Marx, Peggy Marx, Yukon Frida
Little Ladies of the Night (TV Movie 1977)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The sister of ex-pimp and current Los Angeles Police detective Kyle York was murdered working the streets a few years ago. Since his reform, he has teamed with Officer Russ Garfield to ... See full summary »

Director: Marvin J. Chomsky
Stars: David Soul, Louis Gossett Jr., Linda Purl
Prime Time (1977)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Some unknown source has interrupted all television transmissions around the world. In place of the regular broadcasts, a lineup of extremely tasteless programs and commercials have been ... See full summary »

Director: Bradley R. Swirnoff
Stars: Paul Ainsley, Wil Albert, Royce D. Applegate
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Female prisoners are shipped to Devil's Island penal colony. They are indoctrinated into the prison life from abusive guards and then a new prison governor arrives with planned reforms.

Director: Domenico Paolella
Stars: Guy Madison, Michèle Mercier, Federica Ranchi
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Dr. MacArthur St. Clair
...
Joe Hamill
...
Dr. Mendel
...
Gloria St. Clair
...
Denice
...
Mrs. Hamill (as Peggy Walton Walker)
...
Mr. Dominguez (as Rene Enríquez)
...
Skeptical Doctor
...
Stacy
Arthur Rosenberg ...
Anesthesiologist
...
Nurse
Roberta Jean Williams ...
Nurse
Ethelinn Block ...
Nurse
Vincent Milana ...
(as Vincent Duke Milana)
John Berwick ...
Crash Cart Nurse
Edit

Storyline

An adulterous newspaper reporter, who has just experienced a heart attack, pesters a black doctor into investigating the questionable medical practices taking place at the hospital where both are residing.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Also Known As:

La sindrome di Lazzaro  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Followed by The Lazarus Syndrome (1979) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Not a terminal case, but needed some serious treatment
7 June 2014 | by See all my reviews

This made for TV movie was actually a backdoor pilot for a (very) short- lived series that came the following year. As it turns out, the story in this movie pilot is very self-contained, so one doesn't have to seek the series for further information. Anyway, I am kind of mystified why the network heads green-lit a series from this movie. To be sure, it's not an awful movie. There are some good performances here, the standout being Lou Gossett Jr. as the lead. You can really believe he is a seasoned doctor who knows what he's talking about. And Ronald Hunter does well as the patient who get tangled with Gossett's character, and some real chemistry in their scenes are generated. However, the script needed some work. The subplot about Gossett's home life feels unfinished. And the movie is really slow in introducing the mystery that the leads uncover, and equally slow in resolving it. I've seen worse pilots, but this is one that really needed a doctor - a script doctor, that is.


0 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 6 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page