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

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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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18 September 1994 (USA)  »

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Bolnica Čikago  »

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Featured the first use of the word "shit" in an American network television broadcast (other than documentaries). Spoken by Mark Harmon in an appropriate context. Very little negative publicity resulted. See more »

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Dr. Billy Kronk: [there has been a shooting at a video store and Billy is about to go in to do surgery on a victim. He's putting on a flack jacket. Dr Grad does not want him to go inside] Look! It's bullet proof!
Dr. Diane Grad: Stay with me and I'll buy you one for your birthday.
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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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Referenced in The Nanny: California, Here We Come (1999) See more »

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Lacking Dr Gieger
4 February 1999 | by 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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