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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 Dr. Aaron Shutt (141 episodes, 1994-2000)
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 Dr. Phillip Watters (141 episodes, 1994-2000)
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 Dr. Billy Kronk (106 episodes, 1995-1999)
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 Dr. Dennis Hancock (104 episodes, 1995-1999)
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 Dr. Diane Grad (103 episodes, 1995-1999)
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 Dr. Kathryn Austin (97 episodes, 1995-1999)
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 Dr. Keith Wilkes (96 episodes, 1996-2000)
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 Dr. Jack McNeil (95 episodes, 1996-2000)
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 Dr. Daniel Nyland / ... (70 episodes, 1994-1998)
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 Dr. Jeffrey Geiger (60 episodes, 1994-2000)
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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 <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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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 »

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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 »

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Lacking Dr Gieger
4 February 1999 | by (Sheffield England) – See all my reviews

Chicago Hope is full of good actors and dialogue, Hector Elizondo is a notable example. And is fresh in the fact that it has wonderfully light hearted moments which intense programs such as ER lack.

I have two major problems with the show recently, in that it is severely lacking two characters which I believe made it the best series on television rather just the good series it is now.

1) Peter Mchnicol as the eel was a wonderful character and he is missed (although its good to see him on Ally Mcbeal) 2) The major flaw in the series though is that Mandy Patinkin is not there. He is such a wonderfully sincere, intense, and brilliantly funny actor that he gave the series a depth not possible without him. For god's sake bring him back.

Good series, can only be brilliant again with Dr Gieger back at the operating table.


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