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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)
Michael MacRae ...
Mr. Foss, Jack's Father (as Michael Macrae)
Richard Redlin ...
Russell Cord
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Paul McKinney
Arthur Duncan ...
Mr. Simms
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Mrs. McKinney (as Eliza Garrett)
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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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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: Town Without Pity (2002) See more »

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Good and entertaining
16 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I was little, probably 8 or so, this show was one of my favorites. Dick Van Dyke is funny, charming, and all around a good person to watch on the screen. This show was a bit suspenseful but with the cast it had, it made for a good prime time show.

I really liked cop shows when I was little, but this show was different in that it was just cops chasing after the bad guys. It was creative, non-traditional, and entertaining to watch. So, even though I'm sure their demographic was for the older generation, I must say that my family and I enjoyed watching it together.

My vote is that it was a great mystery show for people who don't want the gory, bloodiness of todays shows.


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