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"ER" A Hole in the Heart (1998)

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Michael Crichton (created by) and
Lydia Woodward (writer)
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Original Air Date:
14 May 1998 (Season 4, Episode 22)
At the hospital daycare, one of the child-care workers suggests to Peter Benton that he may want to have baby Reece's hearing checked... See more » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Lesli Linka Glatter 
Writing credits
Michael Crichton (created by)

Lydia Woodward  writer

Produced by
Penny Adams .... co-producer
Neal Baer .... producer
Christopher Chulack .... co-executive producer
Michael Crichton .... executive producer
Carol Flint .... executive producer
Lance Gentile .... producer
Walon Green .... co-executive producer
Michael Hissrich .... associate producer
Jonathan Kaplan .... producer
David Mills .... co-producer
Mike Salamunovich .... co-producer (as Michael Salamunovich)
Wendy Spence .... co-producer (as Wendy Spence Rosato)
Richard Thorpe .... co-producer
John Wells .... executive producer
Lydia Woodward .... executive producer
Original Music by
Martin Davich 
Cinematography by
Richard Thorpe (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Geoffrey Rowland 
Casting by
John Frank Levey  (as John Levey)
Production Design by
Ivo Cristante 
Set Decoration by
Michael C. Claypool  (as Michael Claypool)
Costume Design by
Lyn Paolo  (as Lyn Elizabeth Paolo)
Makeup Department
Gandhi Bob Arrollo .... key makeup artist (as 'Gandhi Bob' Arrollo)
Jerry Gugliemotto .... key hair stylist
Rolf John Keppler .... makeup effects co-department head
Production Management
Mike Salamunovich .... unit production manager (as Michael Salamunovich)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tommy Burns .... first assistant director
Kelly Cantley .... second assistant director
Art Department
Richard M. Kerns .... property master (as Richard M. Kerns Jr.)
Gaylene West .... set propmaster
Sound Department
Kevin B. Barron .... assistant sound editor (as Kevin Poor)
James Clark .... boom operator
Damon Cohoon .... assistant sound editor
Dave Concors .... re-recording mixer (as David Concors)
Al Gomez .... supervising foley mixer
Lowell Harris .... sound mixer
Thomas A. Harris .... supervising adr editor
Michael Jiron .... re-recording mixer (as Michael E. Jiron)
Walter Newman .... supervising sound editor
Troy Porter .... adr mixer
Steven M. Sax .... sound effects editor
Allen L. Stone .... re-recording mixer
James Bailey .... foley artist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Scott Forbes .... special effects coordinator
Bob Turk .... special effects foreman
Chris Carnel .... stunt double: Noah Wiley
Gloria O'Brien .... stunt double: Alex Kingston
Camera and Electrical Department
David Chameides .... steadicam operator (as Dave Chameides)
Mark Mele .... rigging gaffer
Steve Robertson .... dolly grip
Toby White .... assistant camera
Casting Department
Ajay Dass .... extras casting
Barbara Miller .... executive in charge of casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cheryl Scarano .... costume supervisor
Steven Zimbelman .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Mitchell Ferm .... post-production assistant
Robin Maybin Hensley .... post-production coordinator
Ron Nichols .... colorist: digital remastering
Jeff Mack .... colorist: dailies (uncredited)
Location Management
Carrie Goodman .... assistant location manager
Music Department
Michael Dittrick .... music editor (as M. Dittrick)
James Newton Howard .... composer: theme music
Transportation Department
Piz Pizzino .... transportation captain
Other crew
Ran Barker .... administrator
Massimo Bordonaro .... production assistant
Samantha Corbin-Miller .... story editor (as Samantha Howard Corbin)
Fred Einesman .... medical supervisor
Anthony Figueroa .... script coordinator
Lance Gentile .... medical consultant
Chris Hanson .... nurse
Troy Hartman .... stand-in: Mr. Clooney
Gina Hendrick .... production estimator
Paul Manning .... executive consultant
Yuell Newsome .... stock librarian
P.J. Palmer .... technical assistant (uncredited)
Käthe Walton .... production accountant: Chicago (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael Crichton  created by

Art Direction by
Stephanie Girard 
John Hansen 
Music Department
Mike Deasy .... musician
Georg Brandl Egloff .... composer: additional music
Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

45 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

This episode is Maria Bello's final appearance.See more »
Factual errors: Dr. Corday responds to Benton's reluctance to bring her home to his neighborhood by saying that she worked in the Bogside in Belfast (Northern Ireland). The Bogside is an area in Derry, some 75 miles away (which Elizabeth would certainly have known, unless she was lying, of course).See more »
[about Romano]
Randi Fronczak:He's a weird little dude, isn't he?
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A Hole in the Heart (#4.22), 14 February 2015
Author: ComedyFan2010 from Canada

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

The season finale didn't have any big cliffhangers for the characters but it still ended with a very big event in which a mentally unstable man shoots his family but had no bullets for himself and all ER is trying to save them. It is as usually very big and fast paced showing the action of the emergency.

There are some small stories for the main characters which I guess will now be more developed in the fifth season. Mainly Dr. Corday trying to stay in the hospital, Dr. Weaver trying to get Morgenstein's position and the percocet being missing.

I really like Dr. weaver, can really feel her frustration especially with Doug just getting away like this.

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