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"Quincy M.E." No Way to Treat a Patient (1980)

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Original Air Date:
30 April 1980 (Season 5, Episode 22)
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Jack Klugman ... Dr. R. Quincy, M.E.
Garry Walberg ... Lt. Frank Monahan
John S. Ragin ... Dr. Robert Asten

Val Bisoglio ... Danny Tovo

Robert Ito ... Sam Fujiyama
Joseph Roman ... Sgt. Brill

A Martinez ... Dr. Tony Carbo
Duncan Gamble ... Dr. Mike Sloan

Ana Alicia ... Nurse Nancy Berger
Diana Webster ... Nurse Russell
Chip Johnson ... Pete

Paul Coufos ... Pete's Assistant

Bernard Behrens ... Dr. Warren

Martin Speer ... Eddie Harris
Ken Scott ... Police Officer

Kathleen Hughes ... Warren's Secretary

Janet Wood ... Dancer
Marc Scott Taylor ... Mark
Eddie Garrett ... Ed
John Nolan ... Bartender
George Ranito Jordan ... Phil
Adam Farrar ... Billy (as Adam Starr)

Jeff Chamberlain ... Parking Attendant
Stephanie Hankinson ... Billy's Mother
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harold 'Hal' Frizzell ... Ambulance Attendant (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Georg Fenady 
Writing credits
Robert A. Cinader  (as R.A. Cinader)

Glen A. Larson  created by &
Lou Shaw  creator

Produced by
Lester Wm. Berke .... producer (as Lester William Berke)
William Cairncross .... producer (as William O. Cairncross)
Robert A. Cinader .... executive producer (as R.A. Cinader)
Bernadette Joyce .... associate producer (as Bernadetta Joyce)
Maurice Klugman .... associate producer
Richard E. Rabjohn .... associate producer
Hannah Louise Shearer .... supervising producer (as Hannah L. Shearer)
Original Music by
Bruce Broughton 
Cinematography by
H. John Penner (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Jeanene Ambler 
Neil MacDonald 
Art Direction by
Ira Diamond 
Set Decoration by
Claire P. Brown 
Costume Design by
Yvonne Wood 
Production Management
James M. Walters Jr. .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Samuelson .... first assistant director
Robert Villar .... second assistant director
Sound Department
William R. Kowalchuk Jr. .... sound effects editor (as Bill Kowalchuk)
John R. McDonald .... sound
Casting Department
Joe Reich .... casting
Music Department
Gene L. Gillette .... music editor
Glen A. Larson .... composer: theme music
Stu Phillips .... composer: theme music
Transportation Department
Dennis Janovici .... transportation captain (uncredited)
Other crew
Sam Egan .... executive story consultant
Victor J. Rosen .... technical advisor (as Victor J. Rosen M.D.)
Marc Scott Taylor .... technical advisor

Series Crew
These people are regular crew members. Were they in this episode?
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Glen A. Larson  creator
Lou Shaw  creator

Makeup Department
Marina Hart .... key hair stylist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Slosser .... second assistant director
Candace Suerstedt .... second assistant director (1978)
Lou Watt .... assistant director
Sound Department
Laurence Abrams .... boom operator (1983)
Barney Cabral .... sound effects editor
John R. MacDonald .... sound
Roydon Clark .... stunt coordinator (2 seasons)
Gary Downey .... stunts
Dick Durock .... stunts
Harold 'Hal' Frizzell .... stunts
Hubie Kerns Jr. .... stunts
Gene LeBell .... stunts
Dennis Madalone .... stunts
George Sawaya .... stunt coordinator
Rick Sawaya .... assistant stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Howard Block .... camera operator
Joe Kelly .... grip
Sherman Kunkel .... camera operator
Michael R. Marquette .... assistant camera
Doug Mathias .... gaffer (1977)
Reggie Newkirk .... key first assistant camera
Other crew
Scott Aguilar .... medical consultant
Jeff Freilich .... executive story consultant
David Jacobs .... story editor (1979) (as David Michael Jacobs)
Art Scholl .... pilot (1980)
Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

60 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

A Martinez and Duncan Gamble co-starred in another Quincy episode in season four's, "Walk Softly Through the Night: Parts 1 and 2, where they both played doctors, although they were different characters.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): The first time Marty appeared on the show in season four's "Walk Softly Through the Night" his last name was Herrera. However, in this episode his last name is changed to Carbo.See more »
Nurse Russell:[Nurse Russell to Dr Quincy] Be sure to write legibly Dr. Remember your not filling out a prescription.See more »


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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Just a comment, 25 August 2008
Author: Kate Jukes from Los Angeles, California, United States

I pretty much agree with the first poster. Good episode, horrible ending. I just need to comment on the "Filthy Magazines" comment. What it actually showed was "Filthy McNasty's" which was a club on the strip. It IS a fun "blast from my past," looking at the old strip. MMMMmmmm...Scandia!

A Martinez is at the height of his "hunkiness" in this episode. He's totally yummy. The funny Scottish nurse who gives Quincy a hard time at the clinic is a hoot. Lots of adorable young women (A Martinez is a magnet!LOL). AND lots of guys with feathered 70's hair and porn mustaches. I'm old enough that I think they look hot!LOL

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