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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In the 100th episode, names of executive producers Bill D'Elia and John Tinker were spelled "Bill Delia" and "John T'Inker". See more »

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Chicago Hope 9/10. A look at hospital life strongly dealing with the ethics of hospitals and doctors
20 July 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I can't believe CHICAGO HOPE has a ratings of 6.7. This was one of the very best dramas of the 90's. The cast headed by Mandy Patinkin(at first) and then by Adam Arkin was excellent. Listening to Mandy Patinkin's unique singing style was always a strange joy. It also had a great quirky element to it one episode being when Jeremy Piven had a permanent erection (why do I remember this)was hilarious. was also an episode in which a patient had a spear through his head and what seemed like a ridiculous television story was not so as there have been numerous incidents of this kind since. Like most fans I was saddened when Mandy left the show but when he returned I realized how the standard had not dropped without him,it was just different. I haven't seen the show for many years and wish it would return to free to air television. It would be great daytime or late night viewing now. Like most great shows it had great writing and the name In talking about actors there was none better than Christine Lahti but all the female leads were excellent. David E Kelley is the classiest name in television writing. Great cameos in the show by names like Rip Torn and Alan Arkin as well. So for me a 9/10


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