A woman dies, her neck broken. Police locate an obvious suspect but Quincy remains skeptical. Assistant Controller Marcus hangs himself but his perimortem injuries only further convince Quincy that all is not as it appears. What he cannot understand is why City Hall seems so uninterested in finding this particular murderer... Written by
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In the syndicated version, the episode was cut down from 90 minutes (when it originally aired under the NBC Sunday Mystery Movie umbrella) to 60 minutes. In addition, the familiar Quincy opening credit sequence replaced the network-commissioned NBC Mystery Movie opening credits and theme music by Henry Mancini
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In the scene where Quincy and his girlfriend Lee survey the area in Mexico where the first victim was killed by driving over a cliff, a panoramic view of the area beyond the cliff shows that it fronts on the ocean with only water visible. But when Quincy's is later thrown from his car as it is being pushed over the same cliff, a glimpse of the area in the distance shows a large city (probably Los Angeles, not Mexico) with no water in the scene. See more
[addressing a group of police recruits
Dr. R. Quincy, M.E.
Gentlemen, you are about to enter the most important and fascinating sphere of police work: the world of forensic medicine, where untold victims of many homicides will reach back from the grave and point back a finger accusingly at their assailant.