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"ER" Sticks and Stones (1999)

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ER: Season 5: Episode 17 -- While on a ride-along with paramedics, Carter drives the ambulance through a riot to get back to the hospital and accidentally hits a teenage boy. Jeanie is pursued by both Reggie and Dr. Baker. Lucy struggles to convince an Asian family that they should tell the grandmother that she has a fatal tumor. Hathaway decides not to leave with Ross even though she's pregnant.


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Michael Crichton (created by) and
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TV Series:
Original Air Date:
25 March 1999 (Season 5, Episode 17)
Carter deals with tenant drama at an apartment tower during a ride-along that later has deadly consequences... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Episode Crew
Directed by
Félix Enríquez Alcalá 
Writing credits
Michael Crichton (created by)

Joe Sachs  writer

Produced by
Penny Adams .... producer
Neal Baer .... supervising producer
Christopher Chulack .... executive producer
Michael Crichton .... executive producer
Carol Flint .... executive producer
Jonathan Kaplan .... producer
Jack Orman .... supervising producer
Mike Salamunovich .... co-producer (as Michael Salamunovich)
Wendy Spence .... producer (as Wendy Spence Rosato)
Richard Thorpe .... co-producer
John Wells .... executive producer
Lydia Woodward .... executive producer
Original Music by
Martin Davich 
Cinematography by
Héctor R. Figueroa  (as Hector R. Figueroa)
Film Editing by
Kevin Casey 
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 'Ghandi' 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)
Vicki Voltarel .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christopher Salamunovich .... first assistant director (as Chris Salamunovich)
Jill Southern .... second assistant director (as Jill Musser)
Art Department
Prentice Randolph .... carpenter
Mark Verduzco .... property master
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)
Michael Crabtree .... foley artist
Marc A. Gilmartin .... production sound mixer
Al Gomez .... foley mixer & editor
Thomas A. Harris .... supervising adr editor
Michael Jiron .... re-recording mixer (as Michael E. Jiron)
Walter Newman .... supervising sound editor
Troy Porter .... adr mixer
Allen L. Stone .... re-recording mixer
Deron Street .... sound assistant
James Bailey .... foley artist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Scott Forbes .... special effects coordinator
Bob Turk .... special effects foreman
Gloria O'Brien .... stunt double: Alex Kingston
Camera and Electrical Department
David Chameides .... steadicam operator
Mark Mele .... rigging gaffer
Terence Nightingall .... steadicam operator
Steve Robertson .... dolly grip
Toby White .... assistant camera
Thomas Pugh .... electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Ajay Dass .... extras casting
Barbara Miller .... executive in charge of casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lisa Eisler .... costume supervisor
Radford Polinsky .... set costumer
Cheryl Scarano .... costume supervisor
Steven Zimbelman .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Judy Guerrero .... assistant editor
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
Sharyn Gersh .... music editor (as Sharyn Tylk)
James Newton Howard .... composer: theme music
Other crew
Lonny Dubrofsky .... production staff
Fred Einesman .... medical supervisor
Anthony Figueroa .... script coordinator
Linda Gase .... staff writer
Chris Hanson .... nurse
Gina Hendrick .... production estimator
Yuell Newsome .... stock librarian
Courtney Pakiz .... stand-in: Kellie Martin
Joe Sachs .... story editor
Joe Sachs .... technical advisor
Teresa Salamunovich .... production coordinator
P.J. Palmer .... technical assistant (uncredited)
Matthew Warren .... production assistant (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:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Jorja Fox's final appearance as Dr Maggie Doyle.See more »
Continuity: When Carter goes into the OR after the paramedic dies, as the dead medic is lying on the gurney, the respirator goes from being hooked up to the dead paramedic's trach tube to not being hooked up to the dead paramedic's trach tube in between shots.See more »
Dr. John Carter:I tell you, you've gotta love this night shift.
Nurse Yosh Takata:No, you don't.
See more »
Movie Connections:
References On the Waterfront (1954)See more »


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Sticks and Stones (#5.17), 23 February 2015
Author: ComedyFan2010 from Canada

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

An episode with a lot of different incidents. The story of Carter's ride along is very well done. A good story and the ending of it was very fitting.

The story about the wrestler who is the big star in the hospital is also pretty good. One can't help but sympathize with him. And him opening the door with his head was just epic.

The story of Mobalage and his wife is taking some interesting turns, I hope it will end soon and well. I already can't stand watching them in this emotional pain, so good it is done.

And Carol is pregnant! Does it mean she will ;eave the show now too as this may be a big factor for her to go to Doug, they have been trying it for such a long time.

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