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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Many members of the cast have gone on to work together on other series. Mark Harmon, Rocky Carroll and Lauren Holly have all had starring roles on NCIS, while Roma Maffia and Stacy Edwards have appeared in guest roles. Thomas Gibson and Mandy Patinkin appear together in Criminal Minds. Adam Arkin, Hector Elizondo, Rocky Carroll, Mark Harmon, Ron Silver and Roma Maffia all appear in various roles in The West Wing. John DiMaggio and Lauren Tom both provided voices for Futurama. 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 »


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Life and times of doctors at Chicago Hope Hospital.
21 March 2004 | by (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) – See all my reviews

Chicago hope is one of the best medical dramas, and television shows in general, I have ever seen. The cast is amazing and includes some of Hollywood's top names. The show follows the lives of numerous doctors through their daily work and personal routines. The show tends to be very dramatic, but it has comedic elements. Each character has their own way of dealing with personal loss and trauma, which is a very common element in Chicago Hope. The characters are all different, with diverse personalities and temperaments. Though there is some jargon, it is mostly explained clearly and easy to follow. I find myself relating to some of the characters and their problems. The episodes are very touching and realistic. The on screen chemistry between the characters is incredible. A glimpse into the everyday life of a typical inner city hospital physician. Two thumbs way up!

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