Chicago Hope (1994–2000)

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The lives and trials of the staff of a major hospital in Chicago.


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Series cast summary:
 Dr. Aaron Shutt (141 episodes, 1994-2000)
 Dr. Phillip Watters (141 episodes, 1994-2000)
 Dr. Billy Kronk (106 episodes, 1995-1999)
 Dr. Dennis Hancock (104 episodes, 1995-1999)
 Dr. Diane Grad (103 episodes, 1995-1999)
 Dr. Kathryn Austin (97 episodes, 1995-1999)
 Dr. Keith Wilkes (96 episodes, 1996-2000)
 Dr. Jack McNeil (95 episodes, 1996-2000)
 Dr. Daniel Nyland / ... (70 episodes, 1994-1998)
 Dr. Jeffrey Geiger (60 episodes, 1994-2000)


Television medical drama in soap-opera style. Surgeons Jeffrey Geiger and Aaron Shutte battle valiantly for their patients, often coming into conflict with the hospital administration, run by Dr. Phillip Watters. Their cases are usually ethically complex, highly sensationalistic, and very melodramatic. Meanwhile, Jeffrey and Aaron, who are best friends, commiserate about the shambles their tumultuous personal lives have become.... Written by Tad Dibbern <>

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Release Date:

18 September 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bolnica Čikago  »

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(141 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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There are a lot of references throughout the series to St. Elsewhere (1982) another popular hospital-themed drama. Kate Austin wins the "Left Anterior Descending Aorta" award for being a top notch cardiac surgeon. Stephen Furst appeared playing a vet named Elliot. On St. Elsewhere he played Elliot Axelrod whose father was a vet (he did not appear as his actual St. Elsewhere character though as Elliot Axelrod, he was killed off in St. Elsewhere). And Kate quotes her mentor to be "Dr. David Demidian." Mark Craig ('William Daniels' ) on St Elsewhere said that Demidian was his mentor as well. See more »


Dr. Aaron Shutt: [on why he didn't talk with his wife about the problems in their marriage] I was happy! When you're happy and you're tired you go to sleep!
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Crazy Credits

After Christine Lahti joined the ensemble cast in Chicago Hope: Stand (1995), she and Adam Arkin alternated (with one exception) first and second listing in the opening credits. After Lahti left the cast at the end of Season 5, Arkin and Mark Harmon alternated first and second listing. See more »


Referenced in Nip/Tuck: Carly Summers (2007) See more »

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Hospital life

Chicago Hope is a hospital show with amazing cast.Hector Elizondo plays the boss Dr. Phillip Watters.Other doctors include Dr. Aaron Shutt (Alan Arkin), Dr. Jack McNeil (Mark Harmon), Dr. Keith Wilkes (Rocky Carroll) and so on.Mandy Patinkin plays Dr. Jeffrey Geiger, who was gone for a few years but came back in 1999.He fired a few doctors, like Dr. Kathryn Austin (Christine Lahti) and Dr. Robert Yeats (Eric Stoltz).They were replaced by some others, like Dr. Gina Simon (Carla Cugino) and Dr. Jeremy Hanlon (Lauren Holly).To be honest I kind of miss the old characters but these new ones are doing a nice job.Chicago Hope is a great TV show, that is often very touching.It's amazing to watch these people saving lives, but it's sad when they don't succeed in it.Watch Chicago Hope if you want to see TV drama at it's best.

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