Quincy M.E.: Season 4, Episode 9

A Night to Raise the Dead (7 Dec. 1978)

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During a severe rainstorm, a mudslide washes several caskets from an old and supposedly abandoned cemetery. At first things look routine as Quincy tries to identify the bodies. However, he ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Garry Walberg ...
John S. Ragin ...
Joseph Roman ...
Robert Sampson ...
David Brady
Alan Turner
Jackie Joseph ...
Claudia Turner
Dr. Dale Albers
Carlene Watkins ...
Cliff Collier
Ruth Britt ...
Carlotta Rodriguez
Jay Varela ...
Dick Morales
Victor Millan ...
Federico Rodriguez


During a severe rainstorm, a mudslide washes several caskets from an old and supposedly abandoned cemetery. At first things look routine as Quincy tries to identify the bodies. However, he discovers a recently deceased man among the corpses and even worse the body shows signs of typhoid. Unfortunately, when Quincy tries to see if anymore bodies are buried up there his efforts are blocked by a senatorial candidate who had a stake in the cemetery. Now Quince must try to cut through the red tape to not only find any more bodies, but to try to prevent a full scale epidemic from breaking out. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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Drama | Mystery | Crime





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7 December 1978 (USA)  »

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Interestingly, the last name of the character Greg Morris plays in this episode is Collier. Of course, the character he played on Mission: Impossible (1966) was "Barney Collier" while the character he plays in this story is named "Cliff". See more »

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A cool change of pace for the series.
20 April 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This episode of "Quincy" begins with a huge rain storm--so huge that there are landslides. Unfortunately, the landslide occurs at an old cemetery--and bodies come rolling all over a nearby community (Yuck!!!). While this is really bad, it gets worse--it seems someone illegally buried some typhoid victims in the cemetery recently--and these corpses are highly infectious. Oddly, however, despite the serious public health issue, a high mucky-muck from the cemetery board tries his best to wrap up the investigation ASAP--even if there are more deadly bodies floating about the neighborhood. Naturally, this enrages the always hot-headed Doctor and he starts to dig deep--to discover just how many infected bodies they have as well as why the investigation is being pushed aside.

Unlike the typical episode of "Quincy", this one is not about murder and Quincy seems much more rational in his crusade. Because of this, it's a nice change of pace...albeit a bit creepy. Well worth seeing and it's nice to see that although into its fourth season, the show could still be original and thought-provoking.

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