ER (1994–2009)
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24 Hours 

The pilot for the popular TV series is set during 24 frantic hours in the lives of a group of doctors, nurses, and staff members of a busy emergency room at a Chicago hospital. They deal ... See full summary »

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The pilot for the popular TV series is set during 24 frantic hours in the lives of a group of doctors, nurses, and staff members of a busy emergency room at a Chicago hospital. They deal with the seemingly endless casualties that stumble into their place of employment. The central characters are the chief resident and family man Dr. Mark Greene, who is considering a job in private practice due to pressure from his demanding law student wife Jennifer; outgoing Dr. Doug Ross, who deals with cases in his own personal way; straight-arrow Dr. Susan Lewis, trying to get by another long 36-hour shift; inexperienced third-year med student John Carter; cocky surgical resident Dr. Peter Benton; and troubled chief nurse Carol Hathaway. Written by Matthew Patay

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Drama | Romance

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19 September 1994 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The pilot wasn't shot in a set, but in an abandoned hospital (the Linda Vista Community Hospital in East Los Angeles). When the set was built, it was modeled after the real hospital, but it's not a exact replica: looking carefully it's possible to see several discrepancies. For example, the entire corridor that goes around the curtain area 3 is absent in the pilot. See more »

Quotes

John Carter: [sighs] I thought I was gonna be sick.
[pause]
John Carter: I'm sorry.
Dr. Mark Greene: Don't ever say you're sorry. See, there's two kinds of doctors... there's the kind that gets rid of their feelings, and the kind that keeps them. If you're gonna keep your feelings, you're gonna get sick from time to time - that's just how it works.
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Dr. Mark Greene: Keep your head down.
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Dr. Mark Greene: [squats down beside Carter] People come in here and they're sick and dying and bleeding, and they need our help. Helping them is more important than how we ...
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Crazy Credits

"Mr. Parker" is played by George Clooney's cousin, Miguel Ferrer (uncredited--son of Rosemary Clooney and Jose Ferrer). See more »

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References King Kong (1933) See more »

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Precious
Written by Annie Lennox
Performed by Annie Lennox
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1 January 2006 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

I have seen some commercials for ER on TV and one of them goes like this: "there are drama series and there are ER" i think this is the best way to describe it. There are "millions" of other drama series out there but no one gets even close to ER.

The best thing they have done is to focus and the actual ER (emergency Room) and its staff instead of focusing on a bunch of characters who work in hospital and they focus on the actual "cases".

Other series would focus lets say on 5-10 characters who work some

where and when they quit the series is canceled too because that character was the main focus of the series.

ER is not like that.

After over 10 years most off the original cast is gone but you hardly notice it because this dram series reflects the "life" at the ER so its natural that staff quit and that new staff joins the team.

Everything seems so realistic there are no exaggerations when it comes to the cases or the amount of cases. ER gives you the appearance of that this is actually happening in an ER in Chicago.


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