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"St. Elsewhere" (1982) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1982-1988

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Writers:
Joshua Brand (created by)
John Falsey (created by)
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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
Release Date:
26 October 1982 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The lives and work of the staff of St. Eligius Hospital, an old and disrespected Boston teaching hospital. Full summary »
Awards:
Nominated for 5 Golden Globes. Another 24 wins & 78 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
One of the best See more (36 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 15 of 250)

Ed Begley Jr. ... Dr. Victor Ehrlich (137 episodes, 1982-1988)

William Daniels ... Dr. Mark Craig (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)

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 (121 episodes, 1982-1988)

Stephen Furst ... Dr. Elliot Axelrod (97 episodes, 1983-1988)

Sagan Lewis ... Dr. Jacqueline Wade (86 episodes, 1982-1988)

Bonnie Bartlett ... Ellen Craig (77 episodes, 1982-1988)

Cynthia Sikes ... Dr. Annie Cavanero (68 episodes, 1982-1985)

Mark Harmon ... Dr. Robert Caldwell (63 episodes, 1983-1986)

Jennifer Savidge ... Nurse Lucy Papandrao (62 episodes, 1982-1988)
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Series Directed by
Mark Tinker (38 episodes, 1982-1988)
Eric Laneuville (19 episodes, 1984-1988)
Bruce Paltrow (15 episodes, 1983-1987)
David Anspaugh (9 episodes, 1983-1985)
Victor Lobl (6 episodes, 1983)
Allan Arkush (6 episodes, 1986-1987)
Michael Fresco (5 episodes, 1987-1988)
Thomas Carter (4 episodes, 1982)
Kevin Hooks (4 episodes, 1983-1984)
Bethany Rooney (4 episodes, 1985-1988)
Janet Greek (3 episodes, 1985)
Leo Penn (3 episodes, 1985)
Helaine Head (3 episodes, 1986-1987)
John Heath (3 episodes, 1987-1988)
Victor Hsu (2 episodes, 1983)
Charles Braverman (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
Linda Day (2 episodes, 1984)
David Morse (2 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Writing credits
Joshua Brand (137 episodes, 1982-1988)
John Falsey (137 episodes, 1982-1988)
John Masius (137 episodes, 1982-1988)
Mark Tinker (137 episodes, 1982-1988)
Tom Fontana (94 episodes, 1982-1988)
John Tinker (48 episodes, 1983-1988)
Channing Gibson (42 episodes, 1984-1988)
Charles H. Eglee (13 episodes, 1984-1986)
Steve Bello (12 episodes, 1983-1985)
Eric Ellis Overmyer (10 episodes, 1986-1987)
Steve Lawson (7 episodes, 1983-1986)
Cynthia Darnell (3 episodes, 1984)
Bruce Paltrow (3 episodes, 1985-1988)
Norma Safford Vela (3 episodes, 1985-1986)
Ann Reckling (3 episodes, 1986-1988)
Lydia Woodward (3 episodes, 1988)
Joel Surnow (2 episodes, 1982-1984)
Ray De Laurentis (2 episodes, 1983-1984)
John Ford Noonan (2 episodes, 1983-1984)
David Assael (2 episodes, 1983)
Dennis Cooper (2 episodes, 1983)
Mitchell Fink (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
Jorge Zamacona (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
Russ Woody (2 episodes, 1985-1987)
Duncan Smith (2 episodes, 1985)
Judith Kahan (2 episodes, 1986)
James Kramer (2 episodes, 1987-1988)
D. Keith Mano (2 episodes, 1987)
Grace McKeaney (2 episodes, 1988)

Series Produced by
Mark Tinker .... executive producer / supervising producer / ... (122 episodes, 1982-1988)
Tom Fontana .... producer (115 episodes, 1983-1988)
Bruce Paltrow .... executive producer (56 episodes, 1982-1988)
John Masius .... producer (54 episodes, 1982-1986)
Bethany Rooney .... associate producer (46 episodes, 1982-1986)
Abby Singer .... coordinating producer (32 episodes, 1983-1986)
Joshua Brand .... producer (22 episodes, 1982-1983)
John Falsey .... producer (22 episodes, 1982-1983)
Carole Coates .... development executive (17 episodes, 1982-1983)

Channing Gibson .... producer (unknown episodes)
John Tinker .... producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
J.A.C. Redford (136 episodes, 1982-1988)
 
Series Cinematography by
Marvin L. Gunter (33 episodes, 1983-1986)
John McPherson (12 episodes, 1982-1983)

Sol Negrin (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
John Heath (18 episodes, 1982-1988)
Michael N. Knue (9 episodes, 1983-1985)
Bill Butler (7 episodes, 1982-1983)
Elodie Keene (7 episodes, 1983-1984)
Tony de Zarraga (6 episodes, 1982-1983)
Robert P. Seppey (2 episodes, 1986-1988)
Jeff Cahn (2 episodes, 1986)

Howard Heard (unknown episodes)
Richard E. Rabjohn (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting by
Eugene Blythe (24 episodes, 1983-1988)
Eileen Mack Knight (18 episodes, 1982-1983)
Molly Lopata (4 episodes, 1982)
 
Series Art Direction by
Jacqueline Webber (46 episodes, 1982-1986)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Patricia Suzanne Bruner (31 episodes, 1983-1984)
Michele Guiol (13 episodes, 1982-1983)
Norman Rockett (3 episodes, 1986-1988)

Ernie Bishop (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume Design by
Carol Hybi (1 episode, 1982)
 
Series Makeup Department
Lona Jeffers .... makeup artist / makeup department head (137 episodes, 1982-1988)
Brenda Good .... hair stylist (33 episodes, 1982-1984)
Delree F. Todd .... hair stylist (7 episodes, 1983)
Evelyn Trimmer .... hair stylist (4 episodes, 1982)
 
Series Production Management
Ted Rich .... post-production supervisor / post-production manager / ... (46 episodes, 1982-1988)
Abby Singer .... unit production manager / executive in charge of production / ... (46 episodes, 1982-1988)
Bernard Oseransky .... executive in charge of production (24 episodes, 1983-1988)
Victor Hsu .... unit production manager (20 episodes, 1982-1983)
Kate Tilley .... unit production manager (2 episodes, 1983)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sara Fischer .... first assistant director (58 episodes, 1986-1988)
Howie Horowitz .... second assistant director / first assistant director (34 episodes, 1982-1984)
Paul Snider .... second assistant director (22 episodes, 1983-1984)
Pamela Grant .... first assistant director (12 episodes, 1983-1985)
Kate Tilley .... first assistant director (11 episodes, 1982-1983)
Richard Shor .... first assistant director (10 episodes, 1982-1983)
 
Series Art Department
Scott L. London .... assistant property master (94 episodes, 1982-1988)
Robert Visciglia Jr. .... property master (24 episodes, 1983-1988)
Bruce Wayne Mecchi .... lead person (7 episodes, 1988)

Glenn Forbes .... assistant property master (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Kevin Spears .... supervising sound editor / sound editor (129 episodes, 1983-1988)
Ken S. Polk .... re-recording mixer (103 episodes, 1982-1986)
David John West .... sound effects editor (70 episodes, 1983-1986)
Dennis Kirkpatrick .... boom operator (44 episodes, 1986-1988)
Sam Horta .... sound editor (43 episodes, 1982-1984)
Paul J. Diller .... sound effects editor (40 episodes, 1982-1988)
Dean Vernon .... sound mixer (21 episodes, 1983-1984)
Vanessa Theme Ament .... foley artist (2 episodes, 1984)
Blake Wilcox .... sound mixer (2 episodes, 1986)

John Asman .... re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Donald W. Ernst .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Tom Gerard .... re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Avram D. Gold .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Michael Gollom .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Jerelyn J. Harding .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Eileen Horta .... supervising sound editor (unknown episodes)
Scott D. Jackson .... supervising foley editor (unknown episodes)
Constance A. Kazmer .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Gary Krivacek .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Mark L. Mangino .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Peter Reale .... re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Eric Rylander .... special effects coordinator (2 episodes, 1982)

Ted Allen .... special effects coordinator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Charlie Picerni .... stunts (3 episodes, 1983-1987)
Gardner Doolittle .... stunt performer (3 episodes, 1985)
Richard Epper .... stunts (2 episodes, 1983-1985)

Charlie Brewer .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Lane Leavitt .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Ray Lykins .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Conrad E. Palmisano .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Pat Romano .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Gary J. Wayton .... utility stunts (unknown episodes)
Harry Wowchuk .... stunt driver (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Patricia Gregory .... company grip (136 episodes, 1982-1988)
Rick F. Gunter .... camera operator (23 episodes, 1983-1986)
William Aydelott .... camera operator: second unit (22 episodes, 1982-1983)
Bill Williams .... assistant camera (14 episodes, 1985-1988)
John C. Moulds .... first assistant camera (12 episodes, 1982-1983)
Peter McEvoy .... first assistant camera (6 episodes, 1987)
Steve Randolph .... camera operator (5 episodes, 1988)

Philip Caplan .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Vincent Contarino .... electrician (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Geri Windsor .... executive in charge of talent / executive in charge of casting (46 episodes, 1982-1988)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robert M. Moore .... costumer: men / costumes (46 episodes, 1982-1988)
Susan Smith .... costumer: women / costume supervisor (24 episodes, 1983-1988)
Carol Hybi .... costumer: women (22 episodes, 1982-1983)
Gregory B. Peña .... daily set costumer / costumer (19 episodes, 1982-1983)
Bobbie Frankel .... shopper: New Hampshire (2 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Editorial Department
Robert P. Quiroz .... apprentice film editor / post-production (13 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Location Management
Jim Carberry .... location manager (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Dave Grusin .... composer: theme music (137 episodes, 1982-1988)
Christopher Brooks .... music editor (41 episodes, 1982-1984)
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
Daniel Allan Carlin .... music editor (3 episodes, 1982)
Richard McIlvery .... scoring stage manager (2 episodes, 1983)

Bradley Carow .... assistant music editor (unknown episodes)
Brad Dechter .... orchestrator (unknown episodes)
Celia Weiner .... music editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Transportation Department
Gina August .... driver (24 episodes, 1983-1984)
Chris Haynes .... driver (14 episodes, 1982-1987)
Frank Khoury .... driver (3 episodes, 1982)
William O'Brien .... transportation coordinator (2 episodes, 1988)
 
Series Other crew
Susan Becton .... production coordinator (99 episodes, 1983-1987)
Mark F. Hill .... medical technical advisor / medical consultant (46 episodes, 1983-1985)
Kristene Whitmore .... medical advisor (35 episodes, 1983-1984)
Barbara Krause .... technical advisor (24 episodes, 1983-1988)
Tom Fontana .... story editor / creative consultant (21 episodes, 1982-1988)
Steve Lawson .... story editor (21 episodes, 1983-1984)
Steve Bello .... story editor (17 episodes, 1983-1984)
Tia Dankowski .... technical advisor (12 episodes, 1982-1983)
Marilyn Bradfield .... technical advisor (9 episodes, 1983)
Barry Pollack .... medical advisor (7 episodes, 1982-1983)
Lance Luria .... medical advisor (2 episodes, 1982)
Nancy E. Good .... medical advisor (2 episodes, 1986-1988)

Douglas Steinberg .... story editor (unknown episodes, 1988)
Jeffrey A. Humphreys .... studio utility (unknown episodes)
Maria Lease .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Thanks
John Barton .... special thanks: Medical Advisor (1 episode, 1982)
 

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60 min (137 episodes)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The show never won high ratings but it lasted six seasons on NBC because it appealed to the desirable (for advertisers) educated 18-49 year old demographic.See more »
Quotes:
[repeated line]
Dr. Mark Craig:[to Ehrlich] You moron!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in John's Arm: Armageddon (2008)See more »
Soundtrack:
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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
One of the best, 8 February 2002
Author: wolf008 from NY

There is much to be said about St Elsewhere and its immense importance in defining the modern Television drama. The series set the formula for how future medical dramas would be produced. Physicians were not perfect individuals, and patients died. Doctors and nurses were "real people", and they, as did the patients, cope with day to day life inside and outside the confines of St Eligious hospital.

St Elswehere would bring the viewer into a drama filled hospital, where both doctors and patients interacted. The writers while giving us a look into the lives of both the Physician and patient, mercifully avoided a soap opera like atmosphere. They were instead disciplined in the intercourse between doctor and patient, and everything in between. They explored issues that TV had previously considered taboo, and handled those subjects in a mature, responsible manner, while never disregarding the intellect of the audience, and their ability to hold attention to dialogue.

Comparatively St Elsewhere moved on a slower pace than it's modern counterpart, "ER". The writers gave you scenes and story-lines that would cause the viewer to slow down and think, and avoided fast paced vacuous imagery and verbiage. Rarely did their ER blow-up, or the hospital fall victim to a helicopter crash. While there were expeditious Emergency Room exhibits in the St Elsewhere series, they did not bounce back and forth the camera like a ping-pong in an attempt to keep us amused. Instead, they focused on dialogue, the characters, and most imortant the plot.

Its drama along with real and diverse characters, will ensure its place in history, as one of televisions best series. St. Elsewhere is a prime example of how big ratings mean very little in defining a shows value or place in Televisions hierarchy.

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