Shortly after he had a shouting match when his partner Sammy Garrett, who lacked the money to buy him out now he decided to sell and buy a ranch in Montana, Dimension dance studio partner ... See full summary »

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Shortly after he had a shouting match when his partner Sammy Garrett, who lacked the money to buy him out now he decided to sell and buy a ranch in Montana, Dimension dance studio partner Roland Spear dies when a short circuit in the lighting prop cane gives a light discharge, which arrests his pacemaker fatally. Dr. Mark Sloan had taken Sammy's place as Roland's tap dance partner in the annual benefit the fatal cane act was being rehearsed for, and snoops in the studio. Steve has no choice but arrest Sammy, his basketball partner, who hurt his ankle at the game. While Mark snoops in the studio circles and some suspects' private lives, Jack examines the repair shop where Sammy picked up the cane, as Mark things the tampering was done there. So various persons' motives and opportunities are examined till he knows enough to set a trap... Written by KGF Vissers

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Elizabeth Berkley would go on to play an exotic dancer again in Showgirls (1995) See more »

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Dancing with the stars
13 December 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Coincidentally Elizabeth "Saved by the Bell" Berkeley played an exotic dancer in Flashdance with Death, the 11th episode of the first season of Diagnosis Murder. Coincidentally, because one year later she played an exotic dancer in Showgirls, directed by Paul Verhoeven, famous for also directing Basic Instinct and Robocop.

William Katt appears as Roland Spear, and I couldn't spot him. He must be unrecognizable from his days as the lead in The Greatest American Hero.

Dick Van Dyke also dusts off his dancing shoes to demonstrate his mastery of the craft, and he never fails to impress.

Christian I. Nyby II directed this episode, and I think he directed many of the Diagnosis Murder episodes.


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