The story revolves around former food writer, Jane Stern, and how she conquered clinical depression after becoming a paramedic.

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Jane Stern
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Michael Stern
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Pete
Sean McCann ...
EMT Boss
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Ed
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Audrey
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Chief Vince Melmac
Nathalie Toriel ...
Dot
Jennifer Overton ...
Hailey
Rhonda McLean ...
Sarah
Marcia Kash ...
Myra Schlesinger
Michael Bach ...
Nicky Rivers
Steve Boyle ...
Spencer the Physio
Dawn McKelvie Cyr ...
Clerk (as Dawn Cyr)
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Sharon
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The food writers Jane and Michael Stern have been married for thirty-three years, they love each other, but Jane is feeling insecure, depressed and with phobia, while Michael has been sober for three years. Jane decides to change her life getting her fears out of her head, and is encouraged by Michael to join the training of E.M.T. in the Grafton Volunteer Fire Department. Nobody believes in the clumsy Jane, but she concludes the training period and applies to the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians and gets her certificate. She begins to work to Grafton Volunteer Fire Department, affecting her personal life and the long relationship with Michael. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Jane Stern, whose autobiographical book was the basis for this movie, was born "Jane Grossman" before marrying fellow food writer Michael Stern and changing her last name to "Stern." Robin Thomas, who plays Michael Stern in this movie, was born "Robin Thomas Grossman" before dropping the "Grossman" for professional reasons. See more »

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Featured in The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (2006) See more »

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Another great performance by Kathy Bates
12 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this quirky show. I hope that it stays on the air, Kathy Bates is such a great actress. I really enjoyed the hunky Robin Thomas as her husband too. Thanks for such a great show!!

Parts of the show were a bit predictable, but being in the medical field myself, I could relate to some of the story lines.

We need more shows on TV like this one, she was a bit sarcastic and very realistic to the part.

The man that plays her mentor as an EMT was a very good actor also, I don't know his name off-hand, but he was good.

Please keep this show on, since my favorite Judging Amy has been cancelled, I have been looking for a new show to follow!!


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