Sam McCloud is a Marshal from Taos, New Mexico, who takes a temporary assignment in the New York City Police Department. His keen sense of detail and detecting subtle clues, learned from his experience, enable him to nab unsuspecting criminals despite his unbelieving boss.
A wealthy mystery man named Charlie runs a detective agency via a speakerphone and his personal assistant, John Bosley. His detectives are three beautiful women, who end up in a variety of difficult situations.
Quincy and Sam are working as Coroners. Inspecting dead people they often see facts that don't match the theories of the police how or if really they were murdered.Written by
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Anita Gillette, who played Quincy's wife Dr. Emily Hanover in the final season, also played his first wife who died of a brain tumor. See more »
Quincy often undertakes actions which would result in evidence and investigations being compromised. Since he is only a coroner and has never been a police officer, these actions could result in cases being dropped or overturned upon appeal. There is no way that a District Attorney would allow Quincy to perform the actions that he does in the show. See more »
Many of the episodes that aired as part of the "NBC Mystery Movie" were edited down from 88 minutes in length to roughly 44 minutes in length when the show went into reruns in syndication. See more »
I do agree that some of the plot lines can fall on the formulaic side, but I can't help liking Quincy M.E. all the same. The locations, scenery and photography are striking, and the music is above decent too. As is the direction, and even the most formulaic of story lines have their fun and engrossing spots. The pacing is pretty solid, while the writing and characters are engaging enough, the writing having wit and humour and the characters lead and supporting likable and fun. The acting I don't have a problem with, Jack Klugman is great as Quincy, who has his flaws such as being grumpy on occasions but is still charismatic, kind-hearted and clever, while Sam is a nice character and engagingly played. To conclude, a very nice if formulaic show. 8/10 Bethany Cox
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