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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Premiered on a Thursday in the US, the same night as ER (1994). "Hope" was trounced in the ratings and moved to another night. Actors Noah Wyle and Peter Berg appeared on each others shows in an uncredited or voice-over roles. In one storyline, "Hope" did a commercial that looked exactly like the opening credits to "ER." 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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My favourite show!!!
22 October 1999 | by (NC, USA) – See all my reviews

I love this show!!! I love the characters--well, not the new ones. I think the 5th season was so great! I mean, Eric Stoltz was on! I think it's horrible how things have been going downhill, and to be honest, I don't think pitting Chicago Hope against Frasier is going to help. Nevertheless, I think the ability to mix the hospital situations with the individual problems of the staff is great. There isn't too much focus on personal problems, but enough so it isn't too hospital-oriented.

Finally, being the sap that I am, I like that they manage to incorporate relationships without them becoming the focus. And I'd just like to say that I really think the Kate Austin/Bobby Yeats thing was brilliant, and should've been pursued. I just saw the episode "McNeil and Pray" and they were great! When she's reaming him out, "Oh come on! I'm sure she wasn't influenced by those seductive blue eyes, boyish good looks, that thing you do with your hair..." Okay, I didn't get it all but it was great! And when they're at the Christmas party and that guy says, "Well okay, whisper to someone you choose" to Bobby and he goes and whispers in Kate's ear, it's priceless! That was definitely my favourite episode-and not just because of that.

Okay, I'm sorry I've gone on and on, but this is the only show I really like to watch on tv.

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