The Los Angeles coroner's office is full of outlandish types including head doctor Neil Bernstein who cooks amongst the corpses. Prankster Claudia, psychic Martha, and flaky photog Dudley are fellow employees.
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1997  
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Sleepwalker Killing (TV Movie 1997)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Mark Schall kills his mother-in-law and wounds his father-in-law in the middle of the night, then turns himself in. He claims, however, that he cannot remember the crime itself. His defense... See full summary »

Director: John Cosgrove
Stars: Hilary Swank, Jeffrey Nordling, Charles Esten
Dying to Belong (TV Movie 1997)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

When a girls friend is killed by a college hazing, she is the only one who can find out the truth.

Director: William A. Graham
Stars: Hilary Swank, Sarah Chalke, Jenna von Oÿ
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Multi-character study of various people, a prostitute, a waitress, a lawyer, a gay actor, whose lives criss-cross each during three days in their lives in Los Angeles.

Director: Josef Rusnak
Stars: Hilary Swank, Peter Dobson, Daryl Mitchell
Kounterfeit (Video 1996)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Seasoned ex-criminal is drawn into counterfeit money deal that turns into shooting spree. During the incident, undercover cop was killed and his sister is determined to find the killers.

Director: John Asher
Stars: Gil Bernardy, Corbin Bernsen, Rob Stewart
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

A man returns to his hometown only to be haunted by ghostly teenagers.

Director: Adam Grossman
Stars: Michael Gross, Alexis Arquette, Hilary Swank
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Donna Yaklich meets Dennis the policeman and thinks she might have found a good relationship. But Dennis is obsessed with weight-lifting and uses steroids, which make him aggressive and ... See full summary »

Director: Armand Mastroianni
Stars: Jaclyn Smith, Brad Johnson, Hilary Swank
Terror in the Family (TV Movie 1996)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

15 year old Deena Marten wants the same freedom every teenager craves. But when she can't have her way, her rebellious temperament erupts in violence. Her parents, Cynthia and Todd, fear ... See full summary »

Director: Gregory Goodell
Stars: Joanna Kerns, Dan Lauria, Hilary Swank
Iron Jawed Angels (TV Movie 2004)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Defiant young activists take the women's suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote.

Director: Katja von Garnier
Stars: Hilary Swank, Margo Martindale, Anjelica Huston
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In pre-Revolutionary France, a young aristocratic woman left penniless by the political unrest in the country, must avenge her family's fall from grace by scheming to steal a priceless necklace.

Director: Charles Shyer
Stars: Hilary Swank, Simon Baker, Jonathan Pryce
Red Dust (2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Police officer Dirk Hendricks (Bartlett) files an amnesty application for Alex Mpondo (Ejiofor), a member of the South African Parliament who can't remember the torture he once endured as a captive political activist. South African-born attorney Sarah Barcant (Swank), meanwhile, returns to her homeland to represent Mpondo, as well as Steve Sizela, Mpondo's friend who arrested along with him and ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Hooper
Stars: Jamie Bartlett, Hilary Swank, Ian Roberts
Heartwood (1998)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

The sawmill Logan is the center to which the small town of Deroy . When the old Logan can not cope with his debts, the life of the whole community is threatened.

Director: Lanny Cotler
Stars: Jason Robards, Eddie Mills, Hilary Swank
The Audition (2000)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Chad Lowe
Stars: Hilary Swank, Chad Lowe, Brittany Murphy
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...
 Reed Sims (6 episodes, 1997)
...
 Libby Galante (6 episodes, 1997)
...
 Dr. Claudia Chan (6 episodes, 1997)
Billie Worley ...
 Manny Byrd (6 episodes, 1997)
...
 Dudley Adams (6 episodes, 1997)
...
 Martha Hayes (6 episodes, 1997)
...
 Dr. Neil Bernstein (6 episodes, 1997)
...
 Tiffany Roebuck (6 episodes, 1997)
...
 Kate Galante (6 episodes, 1997)
Edit

Storyline

The Los Angeles coroner's office is full of outlandish types including head doctor Neil Bernstein who cooks amongst the corpses. Prankster Claudia, psychic Martha, and flaky photog Dudley are fellow employees.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 April 1997 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Why didn't this last?
4 August 2001 | by (Studio City, California, USA) – See all my reviews

As I write this, I've just returned from the Museum of Television and Radio in Beverly Hills. There you can view television programs, and sit at a television with headphones and watch what you'd like. Well, I surprise that they had an episode of "Leaving L.A." in there collection.

I remember back years ago when the show was on the air, that I really enjoyed, but I could hardly remember anything about it, so I decided to watch the only episode they had "Give Them Names," the second episode. And I was blown away.

Why didn't this show last?

The episode was well-written and filled with dark humor, as well as just great drama. The cast well excellent, and I surprisingly found Chris Meloni of Law and Order: SVU and Melina Kanakaredes from Providence, two of my favorite actors on television today, as the leads. Also surprising was Hilary Swank in a supporting role as a clerk.

What I don't understand is why the show isn't still on the air, or why it didn't last more than six episodes. I really enjoyed this episode, the first time I've seen the show in four years, and wish it were on the air today.

It's interesting to see how the cast members have faired. Meloni and Kanakaredes have hit shows, Ron Rifkin is gets tons of work, Anne Haney (who recently passed away) was in many of the biggest movies including Liar, Liar, and Hilary Swank has won an Oscar (though you wouldn't know it in this role.

Anyway, this short-lived series can be viewed as a very interesting stepping stone in many of the actor's career, and one of the big "screw-ups" in recent network history.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Leaving L.A. (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?