St. Elsewhere (1982–1988)

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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:
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 Dr. Victor Ehrlich (137 episodes, 1982-1988)
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 Dr. Mark Craig (137 episodes, 1982-1988)
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 Dr. Wayne Fiscus (137 episodes, 1982-1988)
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 Dr. Jack Morrison (137 episodes, 1982-1988)
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 Nurse Helen Rosenthal (137 episodes, 1982-1988)
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 Dr. Philip Chandler (137 episodes, 1982-1988)
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 Dr. Daniel Auschlander (132 episodes, 1982-1988)
Eric Laneuville ...
 Luther Hawkins / ... (128 episodes, 1982-1988)
Ed Flanders ...
 Dr. Donald Westphall (121 episodes, 1982-1988)
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 Dr. Elliot Axelrod / ... (97 episodes, 1983-1988)
Sagan Lewis ...
 Dr. Jacqueline Wade (86 episodes, 1982-1988)
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 Ellen Craig (77 episodes, 1982-1988)
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 Dr. Annie Cavanero (68 episodes, 1982-1985)
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 Dr. Robert Caldwell (64 episodes, 1983-1987)
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 Nurse Lucy Papandrao (62 episodes, 1982-1988)
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 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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26 October 1982 (USA)  »

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Chefarzt Dr. Westphall  »

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(137 episodes)

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Trivia

Based on the series-ending twist, the show is the center of what is known as the "Tommy Westphall Universe". The show had a crossover with Cheers (1982), and several characters were featured in Homicide: Life on the Street (1993). From those links, the program can be linked to at least 280 other non-animated shows, ranging from I Love Lucy (1951) to CSI: NY (2004) (as of 2007). See more »

Quotes

Dr. Wayne Fiscus: I have a hunch.
Dr. Mark Craig: So did Quasimodo.
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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 »

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Followed by Law & Order: LA (2010) See more »

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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 (Washington State) – See 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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