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Diagnosis Murder: Diagnosis of Murder (1992)

Police detective Steve Sloan believes that top manager Nick Osborn has killed his boss, trust-owner Russell Cord. His father, senior hospital doctor Mark Sloan, is convinced that his ... See full summary »

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Dr. Jack Parker
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Nick Osborne
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Kate Hamilton
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Frank Stevens
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Eric Walker
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Anita Clifford
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Esther Wiggins (as Vernée Watson-Johnson)
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Mr. Foss, Jack's Father (as Michael Macrae)
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Paul McKinney
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Police detective Steve Sloan believes that top manager Nick Osborn has killed his boss, trust-owner Russell Cord. His father, senior hospital doctor Mark Sloan, is convinced that his long-time patient Osborn is innocent and soon discovers three other top employees of the Cord Group who also had reasons for killing their boss. Pretending to be a medical police consultant, Dr Sloan starts investigating the case himself, supported by a junior doctor and a young female pathologist. Besides, the merry old doctor saves the life of a young street urchin and takes tap-dance lessons from an old patient. Written by Otto Oberhauser <Oberhauser@cc.univie.ac.at>

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Mark Sloan is the only doctor to have around when you've got a bad case of murder.

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5 January 1992 (USA)  »

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A Diagnosis of Murder  »

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Trivia

This was Bill Bixby's last live-action role. See more »

Goofs

Dr Sloan writes 'iatrogenic' on the blackboard and when he explains the meaning to his students he first points to 'genic' and says 'doctor' then he points to 'iatros' and says 'induced'. Of course it's the other way round! - no doctor practicing western medicine could ever make this mistake. See more »

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[Mark arrives at the murder scene]
Sgt. Steve Sloane: Here's our medical adviser, half an hour late!
Dr. Mark Sloane: First time in two years, my car wouldn't start.
[Notices Steve is wearing a baseball uniform]
Dr. Mark Sloane: Do you always go to work like that?
Sgt. Steve Sloane: I'm going straight to batting practice!
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Followed by Diagnosis Murder: Without Warning (2002) See more »

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A good diagnosis.
20 April 2017 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

This is the first Diagnosis Murder TV movie, which spawned several TV sequels and a TV-series that lasted eight years. The plot consists of Detective Steve Sloan (Barry Van Dyke) believing that top manager Nick Osborn has killed trust-owner Russell Cord, in which hospital chief Dr. Mark Sloan (Dick Van Dyke) is convinced Osborn is innocent.

This movie has its fine moments with some good old fashion mystery suspense and detective fare. The opening scene was great and the music theme was haunting and catchy. The acting was pretty good - Cynthia Gibb, Stephen Caffrey and Brynn Thayer gave fine performances. Dick Van Dyke was his usual merry way and Barry Van Dyke was pretty stiff and stoic is this one.

It's a good intro to the other TV movies and TV-series, which consisted of many hits and misses in stories and acting.

Grade B


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